Component 3: Regional carbon budget and its driving forces ("Regional Experiment")

We plan in the Regional Experiment Component of the IP to combine for the first time various types of ground based Carbon Cycle-related measurements and atmospheric observations with remote sensing to infer a regional carbon budget. We will provide an integral C budget at a spatial scale of 2 km x 2 km for the test region. The specific objectives are as follows:

To determine the spatially explicit regional balance of CO2 over an area (300*300 km) in South West France at a typical model grid resolution of 2 km every day during a full year based on atmospheric and ground based measurements (MO2, 4, 8).

Means to achieve objective (Activities 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4)

To provide combined datasets of concentrations, fluxes, and remote sensing, with the highest possible density for developing innovative downscaling and upscaling methods to quantify the carbon balance of the target region within a multiple constraint framework (MO3).

Means to achieve objective (Activity 3.1, 3.2, 3.3)

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