J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 2020 DOI: 10.1029/2019jd031922 View full text
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Emily G. Yang, Eric A. Kort, Dien Wu, John C. Lin, Tomohiro Oda, Xinxin Ye, Thomas Lauvaux

Abstract: Improved observational understanding of urban CO 2 emissions, a large and dynamic global source of fossil CO 2 , can provide essential insights for both carbon cycle science and mitigation decision making. Here we compare three distinct global CO 2 emissions inventory representations of urban CO 2 emissions for five Middle Eastern cities (Riyadh, Mecca, Tabuk, Jeddah, and Baghdad) and use independent satellite observations from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite to evaluate the inventory repr…

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