Geophysical Research Letters

Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Correction to “Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements” Volume 31, Issue 12, Article first published online: 22 June 2004


[1] We present a synthesis inversion of CO emissions from various geographical regions and for various source categories for the year 2000 using CO retrievals from the MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) instrument. We find a large discrepancy between our top-down estimates and recent bottom-up estimates of CO emissions from fossil fuel/biofuel (FFBF) use in Asia. A key conclusion of this study is that CO emissions in East Asia (EAS) are about a factor of 1.8–2 higher than recent bottom-up estimates.