South Pole Ozone Depletion Season, 2016

Every September, the sun begins to rise over the horizon at the South Pole. Sparked by that sunlight, a season of ozone depletion begins. NOAA and CIRES researchers in the Global Monitoring Division of ESRL are critical in the international effort to understand the South Pole’s seasonal “ozone hole,” and to anticipate its future. Here,… Read More


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Follow CIRES scientists and students as they conduct experiments and do field work around the globe.  Check out the CIRES in the Field blog here.… Read More


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CIRES scientist Gijs de Boer, who works in NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory will work together with a team of University of Colorado faculty and students from Oliktok Point, Alaska from August 1 to August 17 to deploy the small, lightweight DataHawk 2 unmanned aircraft, designed in the CU-Boulder Aerospace Engineering department. The purpose of… Read More