R Dataset / Package DAAG / edcCO2


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the edcCO2 data set which pertains to EPICA Dome C Ice Core 800KYr Carbon Dioxide Data. The edcCO2 data set is found in the DAAG R package. You can load the edcCO2 data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("edcCO2"). This will load the data into a variable called edcCO2. If R says the edcCO2 data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("DAAG") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the edcCO2 R data set. The size of this file is about 13,707 bytes.

EPICA Dome C Ice Core 800KYr Carbon Dioxide Data


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




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


Age in years before present (BP)


CO2 level (ppmv)


Data are a composite series.




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.



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