Report on the TCO/GCP Terrestrial Carbon Observations and Model-Data Fusion Workshop

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The global carbon cycle is of intense interest to policy-makers, the scientific community, and public organizations. As a result, numerous new programmes and projects have been developed over the last few years. TCO and GCP are two such complementary initiatives which share a common goal of advancing the availability of more accurate and mutually consistent estimates of terrestrial carbon sources, sinks and processes, regionally and globally, through syntheses of observations and models. The workshop was intended to advance the availability of more accurate and mutually consistent estimates of the distribution of carbon sources and sinks at a regional and global ... continued below

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Quegan, Shaun June 2003.

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  • Main Title: Report on the TCO/GCP Terrestrial Carbon Observations and Model-Data Fusion Workshop
  • Series Title: GCP Report
  • Added Title: The Terrestrial Carbon Observation (TCO) Initiative and the Global Carbon Project (GCP) Report

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The global carbon cycle is of intense interest to policy-makers, the scientific community, and public organizations. As a result, numerous new programmes and projects have been developed over the last few years. TCO and GCP are two such complementary initiatives which share a common goal of advancing the availability of more accurate and mutually consistent estimates of terrestrial carbon sources, sinks and processes, regionally and globally, through syntheses of observations and models.

The workshop was intended to advance the availability of more accurate and mutually consistent estimates of the distribution of carbon sources and sinks at a regional and global level. This goal can be achieved by convergence of in situ and satellite observations, experiments and modelling strategies; improvements in data acquisition and sharing; and product generation, distribution and use. The workshop focused on the following questions and associated issues:

1. What carbon cycle data products could be routinely produced from a carbon observation system based on model-data and model-data fusion?

2. What are the main conceptual approaches to assimilating atmospheric carbon content, terrestrial carbon flux and remotely sensed data into coupled atmospheric circulation-carbon cycle models?

3. What is the present and eventual uncertainty regarding the main carbon fluxes at global and regional scale, and how will it be reduced by projects currently underway and about to begin?

4. In what regions, and on what topics, will new data inputs make the largest contribution to reducing the residual uncertainties? What actions should be taken to overcome the gaps and limitations identified?

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Quegan, Shaun. Report on the TCO/GCP Terrestrial Carbon Observations and Model-Data Fusion Workshop, text, June 2003; Canberra, Australia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11937/: accessed March 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .