GLOBALVIEW-CO2, 2013 is the 18th annual update of this product. Since 1996, GLOBALVIEW-CO2 has been accessed more than 17200 times by users from over 70 countries. The product is accessed, on average, 82 times monthly. This update includes 336 extended records derived from observations made by 24 laboratories from 15 countries. Data updates through 2012 (where available) have been used to derive GLOBALVIEW-CO2, 2013. The data product includes extended records for the period January 1, 1979 to January 1, 2013. Important additions, deletions and modifications are highlighted below. Changes to previous GLOBALVIEW-CO2 updates may be found in Version History.


  1. Release Date: 23 December 2013
  2. Important changes to GLOBALVIEW-CO2
    The ObsPack Fair Use statement has been modified. Beginning November 2013, all new ObsPack data products will have a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registered with the International DOI Foundation. In addition to the conditions of the ObsPack Fair Use statement, users must also include the ObsPack product citation in any publication or presentation using the product. The required citation is included in every data product and in the automated e-mail sent to the user during product download. Also beginning November 2013, there are no longer any exceptions to this policy; it applies to all ObsPack products including GLOBALVIEW. The DOI serves two purposes. First, it better documents the specific data product used in published work, and second, it improves our ability to track product usage.
  3. Data additions
    Discrete surface measurements:
    • CPT Cape Point, South Africa (NOAA)
    Discrete aircraft measurements:
    • ALF Alta Floresta, Brazil (IPEN)
    • RBO Rio Branco, Brazil (IPEN)
    • TAB Tabatinga, Brazil (IPEN)
    Continuous surface or single-level tower measurements:
    • BCKDTA Afternoon average values from Behchoko, Northwest Territories, Canada (EC)
    • JFJNTA Nighttime average values from Jungfraujoch, Switzerland operated by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)
  4. Lab Clarification
    The lab abbrevation NOAA is equivalent to and replaces the abbreviation ESRL. Both refer to the NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division, Carbon Cycle Group.