Led by researchers from CIRES and NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Division, the Utah Winter Fine Particulate Study (UWFPS) will use scientific instruments aboard a NOAA Twin Otter aircraft to investigate chemistry that impacts wintertime air quality in and around Salt Lake City. Research flights are scheduled to start January 2017, with additional ground-based measurements at the… Read More


CIRES Fellow John Cassano heads back to Antarctica for his 14th trip to the southernmost continent. He’ll be using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to make weather and atmospheric measurements in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys; the work is collaborative with the University of Canterbury’s Peyman Zawar-Reza and Marwan Katurji. Read Cassano’s blog posts here.… Read More


In Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX), an interagency team of scientists from NOAA, CIRES, the University of Montana and a dozen other institutions seek to better understand the impact of biomass burning on North American climate and air quality. Learn more here.… Read More