edcCO2R Documentation

EPICA Dome C Ice Core 800KYr Carbon Dioxide Data

Description

Carbon dioxide record from the EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) Dome C ice core covering 0 to 800 kyr BP.

Usage

data(edcCO2)

Format

A data frame with 1096 observations on the following 2 variables.

age

Age in years before present (BP)

co2

CO2 level (ppmv)

Details

Data are a composite series.

Source

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore/antarctica/domec/domec_epica_data.html

References

Luthi, D., M. et al. 2008. High-resolution carbon dioxide concentration record 650,000-800,000 years before present. Nature, Vol. 453, pp. 379-382, 15 May 2008. doi:10.1038/nature06949

Indermuhle, A., E. et al, 1999, Atmospheric CO2 concentration from 60 to 20 kyr BP from the Taylor Dome ice core, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 735-738.

Monnin, E., A. et al. 2001. Atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last glacial termination. Science, Vol. 291, pp. 112-114.

Petit, J.R. et al. 1999. Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica. Nature 399: 429-436.

Siegenthaler, U. et al. 2005. Stable Carbon Cycle-Climate Relationship During the Late Pleistocene. Science, v. 310 , pp. 1313-1317, 25 November 2005.

Examples

data(edcCO2)