Ralph Keeling

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Ralph F. Keeling is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He is the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at Scripps and is the director of the Scripps CO
, the measurement program behind the Keeling curve started by his father Charles David Keeling in 1958. He received a B.S. in physics from Yale University in 1979 and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University in 1988 for developing the first technique to accurately measure atmospheric oxygen.[1][2] His research interests include climate change, measurements of variations in atmospheric composition, the global carbon cycle, ocean biogeochemistry, and paleoclimate.[1][3]

Keeling received the Rosenstiel Award in 1992,[4] was an H. Burr Steinbach Visiting Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1998,[5] and received the Humboldt Research Award in 2009 in recognition of his career achievements.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Royal Society author biography". 
  2. ^ Charles J. Hanley (August 1, 2004). "Studying Global Climate Becomes a Father-Son Pastime". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ "Scripps profile". 
  4. ^ "Rosenstiel Award past recipients". 
  5. ^ "Past H. Burr Steinbach Visiting Scholars". 
  6. ^ Robert Monroe (June 30, 2009). "Scripps Geochemist Wins Research Award". Scripps Institution of Oceanography announcements.