GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 183, PP. 25-25, 2009
Section 1: Monitoring the global carbon cycle: A tribute to Charles David Keeling
The CO2 concentration of our atmosphere is increasing. This fact was detected by Charles David Keeling after he designed and deployed
his program of CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa and Antarctica in the 1950s. These measurements continue to this day in collaboration with the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Their cumulative display—updated regularly—is often known as the Keeling
Curve. More than any other scientific record, this graph has motivated the growing level of public concern that has now made
carbon sequestration a commonly-known concept. Can carbon sequestration help reverse the trend shown in the Keeling Curve?
The challenge of this question is the reason this book was assembled.
Citation: Anonymous (2009), Section 1: Monitoring the global carbon cycle: A tribute to Charles David Keeling, in Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 183, edited by