How CO2 is Measured

How CO2 is Measured

A brief description on how measurements of atmospheric CO2 are made, using the baseline observatory at Mauna Loa Hawaii as an example.
Computation of Global Means

Computation of Global Means

An explanation of how we compute global mean surface values using measurements of weekly air samples from the Reference Network.
GLOBALVIEW

Basics of the Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Effect

An introduction to the Earth's atmosphere and the greenhouse effect, and the role of the carbon cycle in determining the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Measuring Greenhouse Gases

Measuring Greenhouse Gases

Take a tour of the operations of the Greenhouse Gas Reference Network, and learn about the why, where and how behind the measurements of greenhouse gases.
Isotopes of Carbon Dioxide

Isotopes of Carbon Dioxide

Describes the study of isotopes of carbon dioxide and the process of measuring isotopic ratios. Users learn about both stable and radiocarbon isotopes of carbon dioxide in atmospheric science.
Carbon Cycle FAQ

Carbon Cycle FAQ

Frequently asked questions about climate change, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion and air quality.
GGRN Brochure

Greenhouse Gas Reference Network Brochure

A small brochure in pdf format describing the Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network.
Instaar

Isotope Measurements

This link takes you to the website of the Institude of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) of the University of Colorado, which measures the C, O, and H isotopes of CO2.