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. In… Read More


open crack in sea ice, science equipment on top

CIRES and NOAA scientist Matthew Shupe is blogging during Leg 4 of MOSAiC, an international research expedition to study the physical, chemical, and biological processes that couple the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem. Other contributors may include Jonathan Hamilton, who just completed his MS in aerospace engineering at CU Boulder; Lianna Nixon, a CIRES/CU… Read More


CIRES Administration  (IT, Finance, HR, Communications, Events, Facilities, Director’s Office) posts important, non-confidential information to this blog. Important updates will also appear on the right column in InsideCIRES (requires login).… Read More