By Irina Petropavlovskikh, CIRES and NOAA scientist, from Boulder, September 16 Our NOAA colleague Rafael Klein has a separate blog published through the VOA. Klein is a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps). He is working and living at South Pole  to help NOAA to pursue  its  mission of… Read More


By Patrick Culls, CIRES and NOAA scientist, from Boulder, September 15 From 2008-2009, I spent a year living at the bottom of the world.  I worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which sits only a hundred yards from the geographic pole marker. The short summer season was… Read More


presentation in Edinburgh

By Irina Petropavlovskikh, CIRES and NOAA scientist, from Edinburgh, September 1 Here in Edinburgh, Scotland, there are about 300 scientists who came together to discuss ozone in stratosphere, troposphere and near the surface. We have heard talks about recent ozone changes and prediction for the future expectations for ozone recovery, super-recovery or just a new level of… Read More


by Patrick Cullis, CIRES scientist in NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, Colorado The Ozone Layer is the name given to naturally occurring high concentrations of ozone located from around ~35,000 – 160,000 feet above the surface of Earth.  The ozone layer is important to life on Earth because of its ability to filter out harmful doses… Read More