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A Year of Global Carbon Dioxide Measurements

Carbon dioxide is vital for life on Earth, but an overload of the greenhouse gas is driving one of the most serious problems facing our planet: climate change. With NASA's new experimental satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) scientists now have a more complete picture of how Earth is changing as carbon dioxide levels rise.


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Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Wade Sisler (NASA/GSFC): Lead Producer
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Producer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Support
Annmarie Eldering (NASA/JPL CalTech): Lead Scientist
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Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2)

Data Used:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2/OCO-2/Carbon Dioxide also referred to as: OCO-2
Observed Data - NASA - 9/6/14; 9/24/14; 11/3/14; 11/19/14; 12/5/14; 12/21/14; 1/25/15; 2/7/15; 2/23/25; 3/11/15; 3/27/15; 5/14/15; 6/1/15; 6/15/15; 7/1/15; 7/16/15; 8/1/15; 8/16/15
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds >> Carbon Dioxide
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Terrestrial Hydrosphere >> Water Quality/water Chemistry >> Carbon Dioxide

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version