The World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG) is a World Data Centre (WDC) operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
under the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
WDCGG collects, archives and distributes data provided by contributors on greenhouse gases (such as CO2
, CFCs, N2
and related gases (such as CO) in the atmosphere and elsewhere.
This website is operated by the JMA in collaboration with WMO.
The WDCGG data archive provides observation data on greenhouse gases and related gases along with basic associated information known as metadata.
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This website has a user registration function to help support contributors.
Many contributors face difficulties with ongoing monitoring due to economic and other limitations.
Information on the timing and usage of data provided may help to validate the effectiveness of such work.
This information can also be used to improve services provided to users and contributors and to facilitate the fair use of data.
Against this background, WDCGG kindly invites users to register. User registration is free and easy, and is required for data file downloads.
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Contributors are institutes or organizations that collect and submit observation data.
List of Contributors
To submit data, refer to the WDCGG Data Submission Manual
for an account. We look forward to working with you.
WDCGG follows the GAW Data Policy
, which is applied to all users.
WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin
The WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reports on the latest trends and atmospheric burdens of the most influential long-lived greenhouse gases
- carbon dioxide (CO2
), methane (CH4
), nitrous oxide (N2
O) - and provides a summary of contributions from other greenhouse gases.
The latest WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin (No.16) was issued on 23 November 2020.
Observation data in the bulletin were provided by contributors around the world and archived/distributed by WDCGG.
Information in the WDCGG data archive is provided by 132 contributors, including 73 data submitters
The WDCGG website is supported by numerous open-source and commercial tools.
Some of the maps on the site were created using the Generic Mapping Tools open-source program (GMT; Wessel, P., W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe,
Generic Mapping Tools: Improved Version Released, EOS Trans. AGU
p. 409-410, 2013. doi:10.1002/2013EO450001
The seven GAW World Data Centres (WDCs) archive one or more GAW observation parameters or types as administered by individual host institutions.