2010 marked the 50th anniversary of Dave Keeling’s first publication of atmospheric CO2 measurements. This conference discussed the use of long-term monitoring to understand greenhouse gases in the Earth System. New scientific advances promise regional audit of emissions, assessment of uptakes, and better understanding of controlling and feedback processes. The meeting assessed these, to shape the agenda for the next 20 years.
Downloadable PDFs of talks:
The growing priority for understanding greenhouse gases in a policy perspective
Euan Nisbet & Ed Dlugokencky
Methane: The changing global budget and the risk of surpise
Greenhouse gases emission reductions in Europe until 2020 by more than 20% – reality or fiction?
Ralph Keeling & Andrew Manning
What have we learned from carbon isotopes and O2/N2?
Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from atmospheric measurements: A critical reality check for climate legislation
The critical role of fine-grained atmospheric data in determining the rates of transport, sources and sinks of greenhouse gases across the globe
Corinne Le Quéré
Uncertainties in estimates of annual sources and sinks of CO2
Monitoring and interpreting the ocean uptake of atmospheric CO2
Warming up, getting sour, losing breath: Ocean biogeochemistry under change
Sub-mesoscale turbulence in the ocean: How does it affect oceanic pCO2?
Uncertainties in the relationship between concentrations and emissions
Greenhouse gases in the Earth system: A palaeoclimate perspective
Ground-based total column measurements of greenhouse gases using the solar absorption spectrometry
The challenge of estimating regional emissions from observations
Highly contrasting effects of different climate forcing agents on terrestrial ecosystem services
Attributing the increase of atmospheric CO2 to historical emitters and absorbers
The scale of the decarbonization challenge
The politics of the low carbon transition MP3 audio file
Sir Crispin Tickell
The equities of measurement MP3 audio file
Alex Etchells 2008