West Branch, Iowa, United States
|Site Latitude||41° 43' 29.28" N (41.72480 °N)|
|Site Longitude||91° 21' 10.44" W (-91.35290 °E)|
|Site Elevation||241.7 masl|
|Dataset||co2_wbi_tower-insitu_1_allvalid-99magl (GLOBALVIEW identifier WBI_01C3)|
|Assimilated||Yes, but showing unassimilated subset Switch to assimilated subset|
|Selection scheme||all valid hourly data from 99 magl|
|Data provider||Arlyn Andrews, NOAA ESRL GMD, 325 Broadway GMD-1, Boulder, CO 80305-3328, United States|
|Partner(s)||Charles Stanier, United States|
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(a) Time series of CO2 mole fractions, both simulated and observed, at this CarbonTracker observation site. In the top panel, measured mole fractions (open black circles) are plotted along with CarbonTracker simulated values (filled light blue circles).
(b) The time series of model residuals--the difference between the simulated and measured mole fractions--shown with dark green filled circles. These residuals should be uncorrelated in time, unbiased (i.e., have a mean of zero), and distributed normally.
(c) Summary statistics for model residuals from to . Residuals are defined as simluated values minus observed values. "Bias" is the mean of the residuals; "std. dev." is the standard deviation, and RMSE is root-mean-square error. All quantities are in ppm of CO2. The time period over which these quantities are computed is set by the graphs (a) and (b).
(d) Seasonal histograms of residuals