Table of Contents

Principles.
Atmospheric transport and transport models.
Estimation.
Time series estimation.
Observations of atmospheric composition.
The sources and sinks.
Problem formulation.
Ill-conditioning.
Analysis of model error.
Green's functions and synthesis inversion.
Time-stepping inversions.
Non-linear inversion techniques.
Experimental design.
Recent Applications.
Global carbon dioxide.
Global methane.
Halocarbons and other global-scale studies.
Regional inversions.
Constraining atmospheric transport. This book describes mathematical techniques for interpreting measurements of greenhouse gases in order to learn about their sources and sinks. It is aimed at researchers and graduate students embarking upon studies in this area. Established researchers will also find its extensive referencing invaluable.