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Paper title OCO-3 Mission Status, Scientific Findings, and Plans for the Final Year
Authors
  1. Abhishek Chatterjee NASA JPL / Caltech Speaker
  2. Annmarie Eldering Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institue of Technology
  3. Matthäus Kiel California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  4. Christopher O'Dell Colorado State University
  5. Robert Nelson Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institue of Technology
  6. Brendan Fisher NASA JPL / Caltech
  7. Ryan Pavlick NASA JPL / Caltech
  8. Thomas Kurosu NASA JPL / Caltech
  9. Greg Osterman NASA JPL / Caltech
  10. Peter Somkuti Colorado State University
  11. Thomas Taylor Colorado State University
  12. Emily Bell Colorado State University
  13. Joshua Laughner NASA JPL / Caltech
  14. Gary Spiers NASA JPL / Caltech
  15. Robert Rosenberg NASA JPL / Caltech
  16. Graziela Keller-Rodrigues NASA JPL / Caltech
  17. Vivienne Payne NASA JPL / Caltech
  18. David Crisp NASA JPL / Caltech
Form of presentation Poster
Topics
  • A5. Climate
    • A5.05 Monitoring Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Space
Abstract text The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) was installed on the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module – External Facility (JEM-EF) in May 2019. From that vantage point, it is using the flight spare instrument from OCO-2 to collect observations of reflected sunlight that are analyzed to return additional estimates of the CO2 dry air mole fraction, XCO2, and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF). The ISS JEM-EF is a highly sought-after resource, so missions installed there are planned for a limited lifetime of typically three years. OCO-3 began routine operations in August 2019 and has an operating extension beyond the nominal three years to at least January 2023. Here, we will present the mission status, including instrument performance, key mission events, data collection statistics and highlights of the science findings of the mission to date. To prepare for the end of the mission, the team will develop a final data product, Version 11, and complete the mission documentation. Details of the end of mission plans, how they fit with the OCO-2 mission and how the data collected is advancing monitoring of urban/local emissions will be discussed.