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


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


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


CIRES scientist Gijs de Boer, who works in NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division, is working with a team of University of Colorado Boulder scientists and engineers at Oliktok Point, Alaska from 10-22 October to deploy the DataHawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The purpose? To collect atmospheric data that will aid in understanding Arctic climate and processes critical to sea… Read More