Charles D. Keeling

Professor of Oceanography

B.A. University of Illinois
Ph.D. Northwestern University

Research Interests

  1. Carbon cycle in nature with emphasis on interaction of atmospheric carbon dioxide with oceanic and terrestrial nutrient cycles.
  2. Global changes brought about by the burning of fossil fuels.
  3. Geochemical modeling, including steady state and time dependent nonlinear relationships and isotopic variations.

Selected Publications

  1. 1997. Increased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981-1991. Nature 386: 698-702.
  2. 1996. Increased activity of northern vegetation inferred from atmospheric CO2 measurements. Nature 382: 146-149.
  3. 1995. Interannual extremes in the rate of rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1980. Nature 375:666-670.
  4. 1989. A three-dimensional model of atmospheric CO2 transport based on observed winds. In Aspects of Climate Variability in the Pacific and the Western Americas, D. H. Peterson, Ed., Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, 165-363.

Additional Information:

Current graduate students:

Tim Lueker (1992 - )

Contact information

Phone:  1-619-534-4230
Professor Charles D. Keeling
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0220, USA