Quantifying the large-scale sources and sinks of CO2 and other greenhouse gases is essential to understand the climate system and its feedbacks. Based on measurements of atmospheric and oceanic trace gas abundance, as well as various other data streams, we use statistical inverse methods to obtain data-driven estimates of trace gas exchange fluxes and their relationship to climatic controls.
The Jena CarboScope
- calculates such CO2 flux estimates and makes them available for download for collaborative projects;
- uses the data-based estimates to learn about global-scale carbon cycle processes;
- continuously develops and extends the estimation system, and explores new ways to better understand the global carbon cycle using data-based approaches