|World Data Center (WDC) system was created to archive and distribute data collected from the observational programs of the 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year."|
|National Climatic Data Center's NOAA Paleoclimatology Program.The Paleoclimatology Modeling Program encourages the use of climate models to investigate the past.|
|Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center is the primary climate-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy. CDIAC is located at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and includes the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases.|
|Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Isotope Records
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center.
Keeling curve graphs, etc....Worth a look !!!
|Compendium of Data on Global Change, The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center.|
|United Nations Environment Programme and UN Environmental Management Group, CN Net is an Internet-based project aimed at exchanging information on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Four countries, four cities and five corporations have become the pioneering founders of a bold new initiative to address climate change and the urgent need to de-carbonize the global economy.|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division- Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases Group (CCGG)|
|National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s annual greenhouse gas index (AGGI) tracks data from 60 sites around the world.|
|Ecosystem Marketplace, source of information on markets and payment schemes for ecosystem services; such as water quality, carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Information on prices, regulation, science, and other market-relevant issues.|
|Scripps CO2 Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. CO2 data sets and graphics.|
|NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division's mission is to observe and understand, through accurate, long-term records of atmospheric gases, aerosol particles, and solar radiation, the Earth's atmospheric system controlling climate forcing, ozone depletion and baseline air quality, in order to develop products that will advance global and regional environmental information and services.|
|World Resources Institute. Carbon monoxide emissions database.
Indexed by region and country.
|Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world.|
|Breathing Earth: Interactive world map displaying carbon dioxide emission levels of every country in the world as well as their birth and death rates- all in real time.|
|AmeriFlux network provides continuous observations of ecosystem level exchanges of CO2, water, energy and momentum spanning diurnal, synoptic, seasonal, and interannual time scales and is currently composed of sites from North America, Central America, and South America. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.|
|Transportation Energy Data Book. Chapter 11 Greenhouse Gas Emissions. US Dept of Energy's Oak Ridge National Lab.|
|Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. ***|
|"The Geological Record of Ecological Dynamics:Understanding the Biotic Effects of Future Environmental Change" Because of recent advances in earth scientists' ability to derive biological and environmental information from geological data, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey asked a National Research Council committee to assess the scientific opportunities provided by the geologic record and recommend how to take advantage of these opportunities. National Academy of Sciences.|
|University of Bern "High-resolution carbon dioxide concentration record 650,000–800,000 years before present" Reports that Greenhouse gases are at highest levels in the atmosphere than at any time in at least 800,000 years. Today carbon dioxide is 28 percent and methane 124 percent higher than at any time during the last 800,000 years..." PDF.|
|NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division CarbonTracker; keeps track of carbon dioxide uptake and release at the Earth's surface over time. Fascinating to watch the seasonal variations of CO2. ***|
|The Carbon Cycle. Kimball's Biology Pages -- online biology textbook -- lots of graphs and good explanation.|
|Swamps, marshes, peat bogs, river deltas, mangroves, tundra, lagoons and river flood plains (wetlands)
contain 771 billion tonnes of CO2, that is one-fifth of all the carbon on Earth
and about the same amount of carbon as is now in the atmosphere.
Together they account for 6 percent of Earth's land surface and store 20 percent of its carbon.
INTECOL International Wetlands Conference
|Carbon Rating Agency is an IDEACarbon company committed to establishing rigorous, comparable standards that will enable the global carbon markets to attract the levels of finance necessary for preventing dangerous climate change. Launched June 2008.|
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