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List of publications that have included ObsPack data products and pre-ObsPack GLOBALVIEW products. Publications have been organized by research theme. This partial list is updated as we receive publication information from our product users. Please contact John Mund at if you would like to add to this list.

ObsPack Methodology

  • Masarie, K. A., Peters, W., Jacobson, A. R., and Tans, P. P.: ObsPack: a framework for the preparation, delivery, and attribution of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 6, 375-384, doi:10.5194/essd-6-375-2014, 2014.
  • TACOS Sausage Flask Intercomparison Exercise: 2002-2005 (Levin, I. et al., Presentation at the 13th WMO / IAEA Meeting of Experts on Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Related Tracer Measurement Techniques Boulder, Colorado, USA; September 19-22, 2005), WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION , GAW Report No. 148.
  • Levin, I. U. Langendorfer, M. Schmidt, C. Facklam (UHEI-IUP, Germany), M. Ramonet, C. Bourg, V. Kazan, P. Ciais (LSCE, France), R. Langenfelds, C. Allison, R. Francey (CSIRO, Australia), A. Jordan, W.A. Brand (MPI-BGC, Germany), R.E.M. Neubert, J.A.J. Meijer (CIO-RUG, Netherlands), K. Holmen (MISU, Sweden). EuroSiberian Carbonflux - CO2 Intercomparison. 11th WMO/IAEA Meeting of Experts on Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Related Tracer Measurement Techniques. September 25-28, 2001, Tokyo, Japan. WMO/GAW, No.148, March 2003.
  • Langenfelds, R.L., P.B. Krummel, C.E. Allison, R.J. Francey, L.P. Steele, L.N. Cooper, D.E.J. Worthy, L. Huang, M. Ernst and A. Chivulescu, Intercomparison of MSC and CSIRO trace gas data from Alert and Estevan Point, Canadian Baseline Program Summary of Progress to 2002, Meteorological Service of Canada, 67-76, 2003.
  • Masarie, K., T. Conway, E. Dlugokencky, P. Novelli, P. Tans, D. Worthy, and M. Ernst, The MSC/NOAA Ongoing Flask Air Intercomparison Experiment, Canadian Baseline Program Summary of Progress to 2002, Meteorological Service of Canada, 64-66, 2003.
  • Masarie, K.A., R.L. Langenfelds, C.E. Allison, T.J. Conway, E.J. Dlugokencky, R.J. Francey, P.C. Novelli, L.P. Steele, P.P. Tans, B. Vaughn, and J.W.C. White, "The NOAA/CSIRO Flask-Air Intercomparison Program: A strategy for directly assessing consistency among atmospheric measurements derived from independent laboratories." Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 106, No. D17, p. 20445-20464, 2001.

Satellite Validation

Inverse Modeling

  • Babenhauserheide, A., et al. "Comparing the CarbonTracker and TM5-4DVar data assimilation systems for CO 2 surface flux inversions." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 15.6 (2015): 8883-8932. [PROTOTYPE, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1001]
  • van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T. et al. (2015), Response of the Amazon carbon balance to the 2010 drought derived with CarbonTracker South America, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2014GB005082. [PROTOTYPE, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1001]
  • Peylin, P., Law, R. M., Gurney, K. R., Chevallier, F., Jacobson, A. R., Maki, T., Niwa, Y., Patra, P. K., Peters, W., Rayner, P. J., Rödenbeck, C., and Zhang, X.: Global atmospheric carbon budget: results from an ensemble of atmospheric CO2 inversions, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 5301-5360, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-5301-2013, 2013. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Lenton, A., Tilbrook, B., Law, R. M., Bakker, D., Doney, S. C., Gruber, N., Ishii, M., Hoppema, M., Lovenduski, N. S., Matear, R. J., McNeil, B. I., Metzl, N., Mikaloff Fletcher, S. E., Monteiro, P. M. S., Rödenbeck, C., Sweeney, C., and Takahashi, T.: Sea–air CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean for the period 1990–2009, Biogeosciences, 10, 4037-4054, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4037-2013, 2013. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Sarma, V. V. S. S., Lenton, A., Law, R., Metzl, N., Patra, P. K., Doney, S., Lima, I. D., Dlugokencky, E., Ramonet, M., and Valsala, V.: Sea–air CO2 fluxes in the Indian Ocean between 1990 and 2009, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 10759-10810, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-10759-2013, 2013. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Law, R. M., R. J. Matear and R. J. Francey, 2008: Comment on “Saturation of the Southern Ocean CO2 Sink Due to Recent Climate Change”, Science, 319, 570a, doi:10.1126/science.1149077. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Rayner, P. J., Law, R. M., Allison, C. E., Francey, R. J., Trudinger, C. M., and Pickett-Heaps, C.: Interannual variability of the global carbon cycle (1992–2005) inferred by inversion of atmospheric CO2 and d13CO2 measurements, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 22, GB3008, doi:10.1029/2007GB003068, 2008. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Miller, C. E., D. Crisp, P. L. DeCola, S. C. Olsen, J. T. Randerson, A. M. Michalak, A. Alkhaled, P. Rayner, D. J. Jacob, P. Suntharalingam, D. B. A. Jones, A.S. Denning, M.E. Nicholls, S. C. Doney, S. Pawson, H. .Boesch, B. J. Connor, I. Y. Fung, D. O’Brien, R. J. Salawitch, S.P. Sander, B. Sen, P. Tans, G. C. Toon, P.O. Wennberg, S. C. Wofsy, Y. L. Yumg, R. M. Law, 2007: Precision requirements for space-based XCO2 data, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10314, doi:10.1029/2006JD007659. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Baker, D. F., Law, R. M., Gurney, K. R., Rayner, P., Peylin, P., Denning, A.S., Bousquet, P., Bruhwiler, L., Chen, Y.-H., Ciais, P., Fung, I. Y., Heimann, M., John, J., Maki, T., Maksyutov, S., Masarie, K., Prather, M., Pak, B., Taguchi, S., and Zhu, Z.: TransCom 3 inversion intercomparison: Impact of transport model errors on the interannual variability of regional CO2 fluxes, 1988–2003, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 20, GB1002, doi:10.1029/2004GB002439, 2006. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Patra, P. K., K. R. Gurney, A. S. Denning, S. Maksyutov, T. Nakazawa, D. Baker, P. Bousquet, L. Bruhwiler, Y.-H. Chen, P. Ciais, S. Fan, I. Fung, M. Gloor, M. Heimann, K. Higuchi, J. John, R. M. Law, T. Maki, B. C. Pak, P. Peylin, M. Prather, P. J. Rayner, J. Sarmiento, S. Taguchi, T. Takahashi, C.-W. Yuen, 2006: Sensitivity of inverse estimation of annual mean CO2 sources and sinks to ocean-only sites versus all-sites observational networks, Geophys. Res. Letts., 33, L05814, doi:10.1029/2005GL025403. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Gurney, K.R., Law, R.M., Denning, A.S., Rayner, P.J., Pak, B.C., Baker, D., Bousquet, P., Bruhwiler, L., Chen, Y.-H., Ciais, P., Fung, I.Y., Heimann, M., John, J., Maki, T., Maksyutov, S., Peylin, P., Prather, M., and Taguchi, S.: Transcom 3 inversion intercomparison: Model mean results for the estimation of seasonal carbon sources and sinks. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 18, GB1010, doi:10.1029/2003GB002111, 2004. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Law, R.M., Chen, Y.H., Gurney, K.R. & Transcom 3 modellers: Transcom 3 CO2 Inversion Intercomparison: 2. Sensitivity of annual mean results to data choices. Tellus, 55B, 580-595, doi:10.1034/j.1600-0560.2003.00053.x, 2003. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Gurney, K.R., Law, R.M., Denning, A.S., Rayner, P.J., Baker, D., Bousquet, P., Bruhwiler, L., Chen, Y.H. Ciais, P., Fan, S., Fung, I.Y., Gloor, M., Heimann, M., Higuchi, K., John, J., Kowalczyk, E., Maki, T., Maksyutov, S., Peylin, P., Prather, M., Pak, B.C., Sarmiento, J., Taguchi, S., Takahashi, T., and Yuen, C.W.: Transcom 3 CO2 Inversion Intercomparison: 1. Annual mean control results and sensitivity to transport and prior flux information. Tellus, 55B, 555-579, doi:10.1034/j.1600-0560.2003.00049.x, 2003.[GLOBALVIEW]
  • Enting, I. G.: Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Constituent Transport, Cambridge University Press, 2002. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Gurney, K.R., Law, R.M., Denning, A.S., Rayner, P.J., Baker, D., Bousquet, P., Bruhwiler, L., Chen, Y.H., Ciais, P., Fan, S., Fung, I.Y., Gloor, M., Heimann, M., Higuchi, K., John, J., Maki, T., Maksyutov, S., Masarie, K., Peylin, P., Prather, M., Pak, B.C., Randerson, J., Sarmiento, J., Taguchi, S., Takahashi, T., and Yuen, C.W.: Towards robust regional estimates of CO2 sources and sinks using atmospheric transport models. Nature, 415, 626-630, 2002. [GLOBALVIEW]

Model Evaluation

  • Kuppel, S., Peylin, P., Maignan, F., Chevallier, F., Kiely, G., Montagnani, L., and Cescatti, A.: Model–data fusion across ecosystems: from multisite optimizations to global simulations, Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 2581-2597, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-2581-2014, 2014.
  • Corbin, K. D. and R. M. Law, Extending atmospheric CO2 and tracer capabilities in ACCESS, CAWCR Technical Report, No 035, 81pp,, 2011. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Nassar, R., Jones, D. B. A., Suntharalingam, P., Chen, J. M., Andres, R. J., Wecht, K. J., Yantosca, R. M., Kulawik, S. S., Bowman, K. W., Worden, J. R., Machida, T., and Matsueda, H.: Modeling global atmospheric CO2 with improved emission inventories and CO2 production from the oxidation of other carbon species, Geosci. Model Dev., 3, 689-716, doi:10.5194/gmd-3-689-2010, 2010. [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Law, R. M. and K. D. Corbin (2009), Simulating the atmospheric transport of CO2 and SF6 using the UK Met Office Unified Model, CAWCR Research Letters, 2, 18-23, ( [GLOBALVIEW]
  • Law, R. M., E. A. Kowalczyk, Y.-P. Wang, 2006: Using atmospheric CO2 data to assess a simplified carbon-climate simulation for the 20th century, Tellus, 58B, 427-437, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2006.00198.x. [GLOBALVIEW]

Comparison with other Measurements

  • Lansø, A. S., et al. "Sensitivity of the air–sea CO 2 exchange in the Baltic Sea and Danish inner waters to atmospheric short-term variability." Biogeosciences 12.9 (2015): 2753-2772. [GLOBALVIEW, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1002]
  • Wanninkhof, Rik, et al. "Ocean acidification along the Gulf Coast and East Coast of the USA." Continental Shelf Research 98 (2015): 54-71. [GLOBALVIEW, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1002]
  • Sutton, A. J., Sabine, C. L., Maenner-Jones, S., Lawrence-Slavas, N., Meinig, C., Feely, R. A., Mathis, J. T., Musielewicz, S., Bott, R., McLain, P. D., Fought, H. J., and Kozyr, A.: A high-frequency atmospheric and seawater pCO2 data set from 14 open-ocean sites using a moored autonomous system, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 6, 353-366, doi:10.5194/essd-6-353-2014, 2014. [GLOBALVIEW, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1002]
  • Franco, A. C., J. M. Hernández-Ayón, E. Beier, V. Garçon, H. Maske, A. Paulmier, J. Färber-Lorda, R. Castro, and R. Sosa-Ávalos (2014), Air-sea CO2 fluxes above the stratified oxygen minimum zone in the coastal region off Mexico, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 2923–2937, doi:10.1002/2013JC009337. [GLOBALVIEW, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1002]
  • Sutton, Adrienne J., et al. "Natural variability and anthropogenic change in equatorial Pacific surface ocean pCO2 and pH." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28.2 (2014): 131-145. [GLOBALVIEW, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1002]
  • Różański, Kazimierz, et al. "Anthropogenic changes of CO2, CH4, N2O, CFCl3, CF2Cl2, CCl2FCClF2, CHCl3, CH3CCl3, CCl4, SF6 and SF5CF3 mixing ratios in the atmosphere over southern Poland." Geological Quarterly 58.4 (2014): 673-684. [GLOBALVIEW, 10.3334/OBSPACK/1002]