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Marko Scholze

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The GHG-CCI project of ESA's climate change initiative : Data products and application


  • M. Buchwitz
  • M. Reuter
  • O. Schneising
  • H. Boesch
  • I. Aben
  • M. Alexe
  • P. Bergamaschi
  • H. Bovensmann
  • D. Brunner
  • B. Buchmann
  • J. P. Burrows
  • A. Butz
  • F. Chevallier
  • C. D. Crevoisier
  • M. De Mazière
  • E. De Wachter
  • R. Detmers
  • B. Dils
  • L. Feng
  • C. Frankenberg
  • O. P. Hasekamp
  • W. Hewson
  • J. Heymann
  • S. Houweling
  • T. Kaminski
  • A. Laeng
  • T. T V Leeuwen
  • G. Lichtenberg
  • J. Marshall
  • S. Noël
  • J. Notholt
  • P. I. Palmer
  • R. Parker
  • A. M. Sundström
  • M. Scholze
  • G. P. Stiller
  • T. Warneke
  • C. Zehner

Summary, in English

The goal of the GHG-CCI project ( of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is to generate global atmospheric satellite-derived carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) data sets as needed to improve our understanding of the regional sources and sinks of these important greenhouse gases (GHG). Here we present an overview about the latest data set called Climate Research Data Package No. 3 (CRDP3). We focus on the GHG-CCI project core data products, which are near-surface-sensitive column-averaged dry air mole fractions of CO2 and CH4, denoted XCO2 (in ppm) and XCH4 (in ppb) retrieved from SCIAMACHY/ENVISAT (2002-2012) and TANSO-FTS/GOSAT (2009-today) nadir mode radiance observations in the near-infrared/shortwave-infrared spectral region. The GHG-CCI products are primarily individual sensor Level 2 products. However, we also generate merged Level 2 products ("EMMA products"). Here we also present a first GHG-CCI Level 3 product, namely XCO2 and XCH4 in Obs4MIPs format (monthly, 5°×5°).


  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • MERGE: ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system

Publishing year





Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016



Document type

Conference paper


European Space Agency


  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Conference name

Living Planet Symposium 2016

Conference date

2016-05-09 - 2016-05-13

Conference place

Prague, Czech Republic




  • ISBN: 9789292213053