- Earth Systems
- Regional Analysis
Atmospheric transport and inversion modeling will be used to assess the role of boreal forests affected by wildfires in the regional carbon budget and global atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Orbiting Carbon Observatory CO2 data and ecosystem model simulated carbon fluxes will be used as a prior for atmospheric inversions. The inversion surface atmospheric CO2 will be evaluated with GlobalView data, while the posterior carbon fluxes will be evaluated to assess the role of boreal forests and wildfires in the regional carbon budget.