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CarbonTracker

Background

CarbonTracker is a CO2 measurement and modeling system developed by NOAA to keep track of sources (emissions to the atmosphere) and sinks (removal from the atmosphere) of carbon dioxide around the world. CarbonTracker uses atmospheric CO2 observations from a host of collaborators and simulated atmospheric transport to estimate these surface fluxes of CO2. The current release of CarbonTracker, CT2013, provides global estimates of surface-atmosphere fluxes of CO2 from January 2000 through December 2012.  Policy makers, industry, scientists, and the public need CarbonTracker information to make informed decisions about greenhouse gases.

AC4 activities

AC4 supports research towards improvements of CarbonTracker. Following FY13 program announcement, AC4 funded 6 projects focused on CarbonTracker development. AC4 PIs along with colleagues as ESRL/GMD and under leadership of Pieter Tans form a CarbonTracker Science Team. AC4 funded projects can be found on the Funded Projects page

AC4 is a competitive research program that combines the previously existing Atmospheric Composition and Climate (ACC) and Global Carbon Cycle (GCC) programs within the Climate Program Office. Recognizing the many connections linking research into greenhouse gases, aerosols, and climate, the ESS Division integrated its previous efforts in these areas to stimulate a more holistic approach to studies of atmospheric chemistry and carbon cycle as they relate to climate.  Learn more...

Contact Us

Monika Kopacz, Program Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office, Office
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, 12th Floor, Office: 12858
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email:
monika.kopacz@noaa.gov
Phone: 301 734-1208

Kenneth MooneyProgram Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office, Office
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, 12th Floor, Office: 12824
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: kenneth.mooney@noaa.gov
Phone: 301 734-1242