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The following publications relate to the OCO and OCO-2 mission. Publications are authored by either a member or an affiliate of the OCO-2 Science or Instrument Teams, or have referenced the mission, instrument, or science. To obtain more information about a paper, please email our Science Team Lead, David Crisp.
If you have questions about the database, please contact our Science Data Application Lead, Karen Yuen .

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Basu, Sourish et al.
The Impact of Transport Model Differences on CO2 Surface Flux Estimates from OCO-2 Retrievals of Column Average CO2
Atmospheric Chemsitry and Physics

Bi, Yanmeng; Wang, Qian; Yang, Zhongdong; et al.
Validation of Column-Averaged Dry-Air Mole Fraction of CO2 Retrieved from OCO-2 Using Ground-Based FTS Measurements
JOURNAL OF METEOROLOGICAL RESEARCH Volume: 32 Issue: 3 Pages: 433-443 Published: JUN 2018

Brynjarsdottir, J., Hobbs, J., Braverman, A. et al.
Optimal Estimation Versus MCMC for CO2CO2 Retrievals JABES (2018).

Chevallier, Frederic; Breon, Francois-Marie
Mission CO(2)ntrol: A Statistical Scientist's Role in Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Comment
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION Volume: 113 Issue: 521 2018 Pages: 173-175

Chylek, Petr, Tans, Pieter, Christy, John, and Dubey, Manvendra K
The carbon cycle response to two El Nino types: an observational study. Environ. Res. Lett. 13, 024001. 2018. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9c5b

Cressie, Noel
Mission CO2ntorl: A Statistical Scientist’s Role in Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Journal of the American Statistical Association
2018, Vol. 113, No.521, 152-181, Theory and Methods

Frankenberg et al.
The Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging Spectrometer (CFIS), mapping far red fluorescence from aircraft
Remote Sensing of Environment
217 (2018) 523-536

Hedelius, Jacob K.; Liu, Junjie; Oda, Tomohiro; et al.
Southern California megacity CO2, CH4, and CO flux estimates using ground- and space-based remote sensing and a Lagrangian model
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Volume: 18 Issue: 22 Pages: 16271-16291 Published: NOV 16 2018

Humpage,Neil; Boesch, Hartmut; Palmer Paul I.; Vick, Andy; Parr-Burman, Phil; Wells, Martyn; Pearson, David; Strachan, Jonathan; and Bezawada, Naidu
GreenHouse gas Observations of the Stratosphere and Troposphere (GHOST): an airborne shortwave-infrared spectrometer for remote sensing of greenhouse gases
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5199–5222, 2018, doi:amt-11-5199-2018

Köhler, Philipp , Guanter, Luis, Kobayashi, Hideki, Walther, Sophia, Yang, Wei
Assessing the potential of sun-induced fluorescence and the canopy scattering coefficient to track large-scale vegetation dynamics in Amazon forests Remote Sensing of Environment (2017),

Laskar, Amzad H.; Lin, Li-Ching; Jiang, Xun; et al.
Distribution of CO2 in Western Pacific, Studied Using Isotope Data Made in Taiwan, OCO-2 Satellite Retrievals, and CarbonTracker Products
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE Volume: 5 Issue: 11 Pages: 827-842 Published: NOV 2018

Li, Xing , Xiao, Jingfeng, He, Binbin
Chlorophyll fluorescence observed by OCO-2 is strongly related to gross primary productivity estimated from flux towers in temperate forests.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017.

Li, Xing; Xiao, Jingfeng; He, Binbin; et al.
Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence is strongly correlated with terrestrial photosynthesis for a wide variety of biomes: First global analysis based on OCO-2 and flux tower observations
GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY Volume: 24 Issue: 9 Pages: 3990-4008 Published: SEP 2018

Liu, Yi; Wang, Jing; Yao, Lu; Chen,Xi; Cai, Zhaonan; Yang,Dongxu; Yin, Zengshan; Gu, Songyan; Tian, Longfei; Lu, Naimeng; Lyu, Daren
The TanSat mission: preliminary global observations
Science Bulletin, 63, 1200-1207, 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.scib.2018.08.004

Lu, Xinchen; Cheng, Xiao; Li, Xianglan; et al.
Opportunities and challenges of applications of satellite-derived sun-induced fluorescence at relatively high spatial resolution
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT Volume: 619 Pages: 649-653 Published: APR 1 2018

Miller, Scot M.; Michalak, Anna M.; Yadav, Vineet; et al.
Characterizing biospheric carbon balance using CO2 observations from the OCO-2 satellite
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Volume: 18 Issue: 9 Pages: 6785-6799 Published: MAY 16 2018

O'Dell, Christopher W.; Eldering, Annmarie; Wennberg, Paul O.; et al.
Improved retrievals of carbon dioxide from Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 with the version 8 ACOS algorithm
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES Volume: 11 Issue: 12 Pages: 6539-6576 Published: DEC 11 2018

Oda, Tomohiro; Maksyutov, Shamil; Andres, Robert J.
The Open-source Data Inventory for Anthropogenic CO2, version 2016 (ODIAC2016): a global monthly fossil fuel CO2 gridded emissions data product for tracer transport simulations and surface flux inversions
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Pages: 87-107 Published: JAN 18 2018

Oh, Young-Suk, S. Takele Kenea, Tae-Young Goo, Kyu-Sun Chung, Jae-Sang Rhee1, Mi-Lim Ou, Young-Hwa Byun, Paul O. Wennberg, Matthäus Kiel, Joshua P. DiGangi, Glenn S. Diskin, Voltaire A. Velazco, and David W. T. Griffith
Characteristics of greenhouse gas concentrations derived from ground-based FTS spectra at Anmyeondo, South Korea
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2361–2374, 2018. doi: 10.5194/amt-11-2361-2018

Richardson, Mark; Stephens, Graeme L.
Information content of OCO-2 oxygen A-band channels for retrieving marine liquid cloud properties
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES Volume: 11 Issue: 3 Pages: 1515-1528 Published: MAR 16 2018

Sellers, Piers J.; Schimel, David S.; Moore, III, Berrien; Liu, Junjie; and Eldering, Annmarie
Observing Carbon Cycle-Climate Feedbacks from Space
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Sun, Ying; Frankenberg, Christian; Jung, Martin; et al.
Overview of Solar-Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2: Retrieval, cross-mission comparison, and global monitoring for GPP
REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT Volume: 209 Pages: 808-823 Published: MAY 2018

Sun, Ying; Frankenberg, Christian; Jung, Martin; et al.
Overview of Solar-Induced chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2: Retrieval, cross-mission comparison, and global monitoring for GPP
REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT Volume: 209 Pages: 808-823 Published: MAY 2018

Wang, Songhan; Zhang, Yongguang; Hakkarainen, Janne; et al.
Distinguishing Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions From Different Energy Intensive Industrial Sources Using OCO-2 Observations: A Case Study in Northern China
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES Volume: 123 Issue: 17 Pages: 9462-9473 Published: SEP 16 2018

Wu, Lianghai; Hasekamp, Otto; Hu, Haili; et al.
Carbon dioxide retrieval from OCO-2 satellite observations using the RemoTeC algorithm and validation with TCCON measurements
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES Volume: 11 Issue: 5 Pages: 3111-3130
Published: MAY 30 2018

Yang, Zhongdong; Zhen, Yuquan; Yin, Zenshan; Lin, Chao; Bi, Yanmeng; Liu, Wu; Wang, Qian; Wang, Long; Gu, Songyan; and Tian, Longfei
Laboratory spectral calibration of the TanSat atmospheric carbon dioxide grating spectrometer
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 245–252, 2018, doi:10.5194/gi-7-245-2018

Yi, H., Liu, Q., Gameson, L., Fleisher, A.J., Hodges, J.T.:
High-accuracy12C16O2line intensities in the 2 µm wavelength region measured by frequency-stabilized cavity ring-down spectroscopy. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 206, 367 - 377, 2018

Yin, Shuai; Wang, Xiufeng; Tani, Hiroshi; et al.
Analyzing temporo-spatial changes and the distribution of the CO2 concentration in Australia from 2009 to 2016 by greenhouse gas monitoring satellites
ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT Volume: 192 Pages: 1-12 Published: NOV 2018

Zammit-Mangion, Andrew; Cressie, Noel; Shumack, Clint
On Statistical Approaches to Generate Level 3 Products from Satellite Remote Sensing Retrievals
REMOTE SENSING Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Article Number: 155 Published: JAN 2018

Zhang, Yao; Joiner, Joanna; Alemohammad, Seyed Hamed; et al.
A global spatially contiguous solar-induced fluorescence (CSIF) dataset using neural networks
BIOGEOSCIENCES Volume: 15 Issue: 19 Pages: 5779-5800 Published: OCT 2 2018

Zhang, Zhaoying; Zhang, Yongguang; Joiner, Joanna; et al.
Angle matters: Bidirectional effects impact the slope of relationship between gross primary productivity and sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 across biomes
GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY Volume: 24 Issue: 11 Pages: 5017-5020 Published: NOV 2018