All the books and reports used for my blog, website and research work and that I recommend:

Bovensmann, H.

Bovensmann, H., Aben, I., Van Roozendael, M., Kühl, S., Gottwald, M., von Savigny, C., Buchwitz, M., Richter, A., Frankenberg, C., Stammes, P., de Graaf, M., Wittrock, F., Sinnhuber, M., Sinnhuber, B. M., Schönhardt, A., Beirle, S., Gloudemans, A., Schrijver, H., Bracher, A., Rozanov, A. V., Weber, M., and Burrows, J.: SCIAMACHY’s View of the Changing Earth’s Environment, pp. 175–216, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9896-2_10, 2011.

Bovensmann, H., Boesch, H., Brunner, D., Ciais, P., Crisp, D., Dolman, H., Hayman, G., houweling, S., and Lichtenberg, G.: Report for Mission Selection: CarbonSat, ESA SP-1330/1 (2 volume series), ESA Communications, 2015.

Burrows, J.

Burrows, J., Platt, U., and Borrell, P., eds.: Thye Remote Sensing of tropospheric composition from Space, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14791-3, 2011.

Ciais, P.

Ciais, P., Dolman, A., Dargaville, R., Barrie, L., Bombellie, A., Butler, J., Canadell, P., and Moriyama, T.: Geo Carbon Strategy, p. 48, Geo Secretariat Geneva/FAO, Rome, 2010.

Platt, U. and Stutz, J.

Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS), Principles and Applications, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, Germany, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-75776-4, 2008.

European Commission

European Commission, The EU Environmental Implementation Review Country Report – THE NETHERLANDS, February 2017.

European Space Agency (ESA)

ESA, CarbonSat – Report for mission selection – An Earth Explorer to observe greenhouse gases, 2015,

GEO – Group on Earth observations

Ciais, P., Dolman, A.J., Dargaville, R., Barrie, L., Bombelli, A., Butler, J., Canadell, P., Moriyama, T., Geo Carbon Strategy Geo Secretariat Geneva,/FAO, Rome, 48 pp, 2010.

IEA – International Energy Agency

IEA: International Energy Agency, Annual Report, available at (last access: 10 November 2016), 2012.

IEA: International Energy Agency, Annual Report, available at and online data service at (last access: 29 November 2016), 2013.

IPCC reports

IPCC: Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme. Montreal, Canada, IPCC-XVI/Doc.10(1.IV.2000), May 2000, ISBN 4-88788-000-6, 2000.

IPCC: Climate change 2001: The scientific basis. Contribution of working group I to the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA, p. 881, 2001.

IPCC: IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme, edited by: Eggleston, H. S., Buendia, L., Miwa, K., Ngara, T., and Tanabe, K., The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC TSU NGGIP, IGES. Institute for Global Environmental Strategy, Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan, available at (last access: 10 November 2016), 2006.

IPCC: Solomon, S., Qin, D., Manning, M., Chen, Z., M., M., Averyt, K. B., Tignor, M., and Miller, H. L.: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 2007.

IPCC: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, edited by: Edenhofer, O., Pichs-Madruga, R., Sokona, Y., Farahani, E., Kadner, S., Seyboth, K., Adler, A., Baum, I., Brunner, S., Eickemeier, P., Kriemann, B., Savolainen, J., Schlömer, S., von Stechow, C., Zwickel, T., and Minx, J. C., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2014.

National Research Council (NRC)

National Research Council (NRC) – Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Methods to Support International Climate Agreements, ISBN 0-309-15212-7, 144 pages, prepublication version, available from, 2010.

Rodgers, C.

Rodgers, C.: Inverse methods for atmospheric sounding – theory and practice, Series on Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2000.


Van Weele, M., Levelt, P. F., Aben, I., Veefkind, J. P., Dobber, M. R., Eskes, H. J., Houweling, S., et al. (2008). Science requirements document for TROPOMI, volum I. Mission and science objectives and observational requirements. KNMI.

UNICEF reports

UNICEF, Division of Data, Research and Policy, Clear the air for children,, October 2016.

United Nations

United Nations, Kyoto protocol to the United Nations framework convention on climate change,, 1998.

Vaughan, M.

Vaughan, M., Winker, D., and Powell, K.: CALIOP Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document – Part 2: Feature Detection and Layer Properties Algorithms, 2005.


for Europe, W. H. O. W. R. O.: Health aspects of air pollution with particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide : report on a WHO working group, Bonn, Germany, 2003.

World Bank

World Bank, The cost of air pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, Tech. Rep., World Bank,, 2016.

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization, Ambient (outdoor) air quality and health: Fact sheet N°313, 2014.

Worldbank: World Data Bank of the World Bank, 2015.

World Health Organization, Ambient air pollution: A global assessment of exposure and burden of disease, Tech. Rep.,, 2016.

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