Monthly atmospheric CO2 record from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, U.S.A.

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Pieter P. Tans and Thomas J. Conway

NOAA Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado 80305, U.S.A.

Period of Record


St. Croix, Virgin Islands, U.S.A.
Atlantic Ocean island seashore
17°75' N, 64°75' W
3 m above MSL


The NOAA/CMDL sampling site at St. Croix, Virgin Islands, was operated in cooperation with Fairleigh Dickinson University. The NOAA/CMDL flask data from the Virgin Islands show an increase in the annual atmospheric CO2 mixing ratio from 340.41 parts per million (ppm) in 1981 to 353.52 ppm in 1989.

CITE AS: Tans, Pieter P. and T.J. Conway, 2005. Monthly Atmospheric CO2 Mixing Ratios from the NOAA CMDL Carbon Cycle Cooperative Global Air Sampling Network, 1968-2002. In Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A.

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