DC-8-based Observations of Atmospheric CO2 in Support of the SEAC4RS and DC3 Regional Studies.

DC-8-based Observations of Atmospheric CO2 in Support of the SEAC4RS and DC3 Regional Studies.

The Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, and Climate Coupling Regional Study (SEAC4RS) mission is designed to address key questions regarding the influence of Asian emissions on clouds, climate, and air quality. The campaign is motivated by the region’s unique meteorology and sensitivity to rapidly changing emissions of gas phase and aerosol pollutants in Asia. The airborne pollutant measurements from this mission will provide critical information to understand the sensitivity of this region to changes in climate and air quality through the interplay between emissions and atmospheric dynamical, physical, chemical, and radiative processes. Specifically, I am focusing on analyzing CO2-DC-8 flight data from the SEAC4RS mission and relating the concentrations to important sources and sinks in the Asian region using Remote sensing products.

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