Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

This figure, the famous Keeling Curve, shows the history of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations as directly measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. This curve is an essential piece of evidence that shows the increased greenhouse gases that cause recent increases in global temperatures.

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Robert A. Rohde
(from published NOAA data)

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Most recent NOAA data Mauna Loa can be found here:

This CLEAN featured activity allows students to produce this graph from the data

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