The carbon dioxide data, measured at the premier atmospheric research facility, Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, is now available in Datahub:
The data, measured as the mole fraction in dry air, constitute the longest record of direct measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere dating back to May of 1974. As this dataset has a long, properly measured time series, it’s been widely used to show the connection between the level of Carbon Dioxide and global climate warming. Also, the unique geographic location of Mauna Loa Observatory – far from big industries and air pollution – makes it a reliable source.
The data are reported as a dry mole fraction defined as the number of molecules of carbon dioxide divided by the number of molecules of dry air multiplied by one million (ppm).
In addition to the carbon dioxide data, there are thousands of variables of other high-quality Earth Science data available in Datahub. Now that different kind of weather, climate, and oceanic data is made easy to find and work with, it’s time to build your own application. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss your idea.