GLOBALVIEW data products are designed to enhance the spatial and temporal distribution of atmospheric observations of CO2, CH4 and other related atmospheric measurements. GLOBALVIEW products are specifically intended as tools for use in carbon cycle modeling studies. A GLOBALVIEW data product is derived from measurements but contains no actual data. GLOBALVIEW products are updated annually.
The above movie shows the latitude distribution (from south-to-north) of average monthly values derived from the GLOBALVIEW extended records. Circles are average monthly values from sampling locations thought to be regionally representative; pluses are average values from locations thought to be influenced by local sources and sinks. A smooth curve is fitted to the representative measurements when sufficient data exist.