IUP Carbon & Greenhouse Gas Group
This is the website of the "IUP Carbon and Greenhouse Gas 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 atmospheric gases carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and carbon monoxide (CO). Our focus is on
satellite and aircraft data and their interpretation.
we are working on retrieval algorithms used to produce
scientific and operational data products from satellites (SCIAMACHY, GOSAT, OCO-2, S5P, ...) and aircraft data
We are also working on future satellite missions such as Sentinel-5 and the
planned European anthropogenic CO2 monitoring (CO2M) mission,
a constellation of satellites (planned launch: 2025)
based on our CarbonSat concept.
The purpose of this web site is to collect and make available
all information related to these activities.
Note that we also maintain several other websites:
Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS): We are generating satellite-derived CO2 and CH4 atmospheric data products for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Please visit the C3S CDS website for access to these data products and related information.
GHG-CCI project website: Provides information and access to
satellite-derived atmospheric CO2 and CH4 data products as generated in the framwork
of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI).
SCIAMACHY BESD website (of M. Reuter): Contains information related to our
BESD algorithm SCIAMACHY XCO2 retrievals.
EMMA XCO2 website (of M. Reuter): Ensemble Median Algoritm (EMMA) XCO2 website.
EMMA XCH4 website (of M. Reuter): Ensemble Median Algoritm (EMMA) XCH4 website.
FOCAL-OCO2 website (of M. Reuter):
OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals using the FOCAL algorithm.
GOSAT FOCAL XCO2 website (of S. Noel): Contains primarily information
related to our GOSAT FOCAL XCO2 retrievals including access to
the corresponding data products which we generate in the framework of the European CAMS project since mid 2022.
GOSAT BESD XCO2 website (of S. Noel and M. Reuter): Contains primarily information
related to our GOSAT BESD XCO2 retrievals including access to
the corresponding data products which we generated in the framework of the European CAMS project until mid 2022.
Sentinel-5-Precursor (S5P) WFM-DOAS (WFMD) website (of O. Schneising):
Contains information on our S5P WFMD XCH4 and XCO data products.
SCIAMACHY WFM-DOAS (WFMD) website (of O. Schneising):
Contains information on our SCIAMACHY WFM-DOAS XCO2 and XCH4 data products and related informations.
C3S website (of M. Buchwitz):
Only project internal.
CarbonSat website (of M. Buchwitz):
Contains information on our CarbonSat mission as prosed to ESA for Earth Explorer 8.
Handbuch mit Hintergrundinformationen
für Schulen zum Thema Klimawandel mit Fokus auf Satellitenbeobachtungen.
Figure showing timeseries and maps of satellite-derived XCO2. The data sets can be otained from the
Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS) (to access the C3S XCO2 Climate Data Record (CDR) shown in bright colors starting 2003) and from the
GOSAT BESD XCO2 website (to access the GOSAT CAMS Near-Real-Time data product; shown in light colors):
Figure showing a global map of satellite-derived XCH4. The underlying data can be otained from the
University of Bremen TROPOMI/S5P WFMD website as Level 2 (non-gridded) product.
The data have been generated using a retrieval algorithm developed in the framework of the
ESA GHG-CCI project:
The figure is also available as GeoTIFF file.
Last modification: 27-Sept-2022