Data Visualization Google+ Hangouts
Keeling's Curve Google+ Hangout
September 9, 2014
**This event has already occurred, but you can watch the recording on YouTube.**
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was once misunderstood. Then, in 1958, a young geochemist named Charles (Dave) Keeling began to measure it regularly atop a massive Hawaiian volcano. Learn more about the patterns that Keeling found—and the legacy of that discovery—in this live online event with NOAA atmospheric scientists on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM EDT. Join us and meet:
Dr. Pieter Tans, Senior Scientist at NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and lead, Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases Group
Dr. Ralph Keeling, program director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography CO2 Program and son of Charles Keeling
Dr. Andy Jacobson, University of Colorado research scientist and NOAA lead for CarbonTracker at ESRL
The Hangout will highlight a new AMNH data visualization about CO2’s global dynamics, designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Tans, Keeling, and Jacobson will explore these patterns in atmospheric data and global models, explain how greenhouse gases are monitored, and discuss the significance of passing 400 parts per million CO2 concentration, a long-anticipated symbolic milestone of our impact on Earth's atmosphere.
The Hangout will offer tips for interpreting the visualization with educational and museum audiences. The researchers will also answer your questions, which you can ask before or during the Hangout through Google+ or YouTube, or via the Twitter hashtag #co2viz.
- To view the visualization and additional resources, visit Keeling’s Curve: The Story of CO2
- For datasets formatted for Science on a Sphere, click here.
Funding for this visualization and professional development training is provided by NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant number NA10SEC0080014.