Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) are largely responsible for climate change. The sources and sinks which control the fraction of anthropogenic emissions remaining in the Earth's atmosphere are, however, poorly quantified to date. Therefore, predictions of future climate remain uncertain. The gap in our understanding of the relevant biogeochemical cycles is mainly due to a lack of accurate observations on all spatial and temporal scales. Satellite- and ground-based remote sensing of atmospheric CO2 and CH4 concentrations provides the opportunity to significantly increase the observational database. Remote sensing measurements are, however, challenged by the accuracy required to relate the observed concentrations to the respective sources and sinks
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