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This web site serves both as a tribute to Charles David Keeling, who was the first person to document the rise in Carbon Dioxide concentration, and provides access to products of the Scripps CO2 Program based at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Current results, including data sets and graphics, are available here from the ongoing program to measure CO2 and chemical species.
The Scripps CO2 program was initiated in 1956 by Charles David Keeling and operated under his direction until his passing in 2005. It is currently being continued by Ralph F. Keeling, who also runs a parallel program at SIO to measure changes in atmospheric O2 and Ar abundances (Scripps O2 Program ).
The Scripps CO2 Program is grateful to the Center for Earth Observation and Analysis (CEOA) and the Comer Foundation for their funding of the development and management of this website and to NOAA for supportive operations in the collection of data.
NSF ATM01-20527, NSF ATM02-23234, and DOE DE-FG02-04ER63898
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF, DOE, or BP.