Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) are the two most important anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs). Satellite observations combined with modelling helps to improve our knowledge on CO2 and CH4 sources and sinks as required for better climate prediction. GHG-CCI aims at delivering the high quality satellite retrievals needed for this application.
Video of ESA’s Mark Doherty at the International Symposium on Climate Change, Rome, Italy, on 27–29 May 2015. For GHG-CCI and future European GHG missions see & hear minute 4:30+.
GHG-CCI team photo taken at Progress Meeting 7 of GHG-CCI Phase 1 (2010-2013) at University of Bremen. Frederic Chevallier (middle) presents first results of CO2 flux inversions using an ensemble of GHG-CCI XCO2 data products retrieved from SCIAMACHY and GOSAT.