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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


ATom flight track

This summer, NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory will soar up and down through the atmosphere around the world to study air pollution, greenhouse gases, and more. Chelsea Thompson (CIRES scientist at NOAA), AKA Iron Lady, will be aboard. Follow her and her colleagues here.… Read More


flatirons

Today is Sunday. It is arguably one of the most beautiful days we have had so far this year in Boulder, and Boulder is arguably one of the most beautiful places to spend the day outdoors. I wish I could tell you that I am about to climb one of those Flatirons, but alas, that… 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


In less than one month, science teams will begin descending upon the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California to prepare for an ambitious project that will nearly circumnavigate the globe collecting measurements of greenhouse gases, reactive gases and atmospheric aerosols from NASA DC-8 aircraft. The Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) aims to study the… Read More


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