Historic Keeling Curve Observation Interrupted by Volcanic Eruption

Rob MonroeAnnouncement, Keeling Curve History, Measurement Notes

Photo: NOAA   The carbon dioxide measurement equipment that maintains the famed Keeling Curve record lost power at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and is not currently recording data. Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupted at 1:30 a.m. PST on Nov. 28 after weeks of heightened internal activity. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, which … Read More

Statement from Scripps Oceanography, UK Met Office on Record High CO2 Buildup

Rob MonroeAnnouncement, Climate in the News, Measurement Notes, Outreach

Researchers Richard Betts from the UK Met Office Hadley Centre and Ralph Keeling of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego issued the following statement today regarding new record levels of CO2 in the atmosphere in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The full text of the statement with graphics is available with graphics through this link and is included … Read More