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Carbon Data Assimilation

This project is funded by the NOAA Office of Global Programs


To estimate terrestrial carbon fluxes and biomass for North America


Wouter Peters (CIRES) is the PI; and Kevin Schaefer and John Miller (CIRES) are Co-Investigators.

Project Summary

We will estimate terrestrial carbon fluxes and biomass for North America from observed CO2 concentration and flux using data assimilation, an atmospheric transport model, and the SiBCASA land surface parameterization. Direct observations of carbon flux and biomass are scarce, so data assimilation offers a way to estimate the state of the carbon in North America optimally consistent with available observations.

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