The ICOS Atmosphere use case : From raw data to knowledge of societal relevance

Hellström, M.; Karstens, U.; Pantazatou, K.; Vermeulen, A.; Smith, N.


In order to effectively tackle the on-going changes in global climate, stakeholders and policy makers across the globe need timely and accurate information they can trust on a wide range of topics. Here we briefly describe how observational data on greenhouse gas concentrations collected from the ICOS network of measurement stations in Europe is transformed via atmospheric modelling into information on how emission and uptake of greenhouse gases vary over time and space, and interpreted by experts to create knowledge usable by decision makers.