This is the website of the "IUP Carbon Group" of the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) / Institute of Remote Sensing (IFE) of the University of Bremen, Germany.

We are primarily interested in the atmospheric distribution and the (surface) sources and sinks of the carbon gases CO2, CH4 and CO. Our focus is on satellite and aircraft data and their interpretation.

In particular, we are working on scientific retrieval algorithms in order to produce scientific data products from satellite (SCIAMACHY, GOSAT) and aircraft data (MAMAP). We are also working on OCO-2 and on future satellite instruments such as S5P, S5 and CarbonSat.

The purpose of this web site is primarily to collect and make available all information related to our SCIAMACHY carbon gas activities but information on our other activities is also given.

Note that we also maintain a number of separate websites, in particular:

  1. GHG-CCI project website: Contains our latest SCIAMACHY CO2 and CH4 data products and GOSAT products from SRON und Univ. Leicester and related information as generated within the ESA GHG-CCI project.
  2. BESD website (of M. Reuter): BESD retrieval algorithm, data products and information website. Contains primarily information related to SCIAMACHY XCO2 retrieval.
  3. EMMA XCO2 website (of M. Reuter): Ensemble Median Algoritm (EMMA) XCO2 website.
  4. EMMA XCH4 website (of M. Reuter): Ensemble Median Algoritm (EMMA) XCH4 website.
  5. GOSAT BESD XCO2 website (of J. Heymann and S. Noel): Contains primarily information related to our GOSAT BESD XCO2 retrievals including access to the corresponding data products which we generate in the framework of the European CAMS project.
  6. WFM-DOAS (WFMD) website (of O. Schneising): Contains information on our SCIAMACHY WFM-DOAS XCO2 and XCH4 data products and related informations.
  7. CarbonSat website (of M. Buchwitz): Contains information on our CarbonSat mission as prosed to ESA for Earth Explorer 8.

New / in preparation:

  1. FOCAL-OCO2 website (of M. Reuter): Initial OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals using the FOCAL algorithm.
  2. C3S website (of M. Buchwitz): Only project internal.

Author of this page: Michael Buchwitz, last modification: 1 Nov 2017