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Change of affiliation as of Sep. 1, 2016

For more information, please contact

Prof. Dr. André Butz
Telephone: +49 8153 28-2568
Telefax: +49 8153 28-1841
Email: andre.butz at dlr.de or andre.butz at lmu.de
Web: www.dlr.de/ipa

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling

and at

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
Meteorological Institute
Theresienstr. 37
80333 Munich


Remote Sensing of Greenhouse Gases for Carbon Cycle Modelling (RemoteC)

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


The research project "RemoteC" aims at combining highly accurate remote sensing of CO2 and CH4 from satellite and ground-based platforms with biogeochemical modelling.

RemoteC is funded by the Emmy-Noether Programme of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).