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Part of the Data Visualization Google+ Hangouts Curriculum Collection.
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 discussion focussed on an AMNH data visualization about CO2’s global dynamics, designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Tans, Keeling, and Jacobson 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 seminar offers tips for interpreting the visualization with educational and museum audiences.
Funding for this visualization and professional development training is provided by NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant number NA10SEC0080014.