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ESRL Researchers Receive CO-LABS Governor's Award for High-Impact Research

October 24, 2013

Two researchers from NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory received the CO-LABS Governor's Award for High Impact Research. The awards were presented by Office of Economic Development & International Trade Executive Director Ken Lund at a ceremony on October 10, 2013, at the University of Colorado's Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building in Boulder.

Pieter Tans Dr. Pieter Tans and his team of researchers at ESRL's Global Monitoring Division were honored for work in Atmospheric Sciences for the Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network. Tans and team developed and sustained the careful and continuous collection of atmospheric observations to create a long-term record of atmospheric trace gases that is helping scientists around the globe understand the Earth system and how humans are changing the dynamics of the climate on the Earth.

Klaus Wolter Dr. Klaus Wolter of ESRL's Physical Sciences Division and CU-CIRES was honored for his work in Sustainability for Helping Colorado Plan for Drought. Wolter has researched connections between the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and drought, and applied his expertise to support water resource management and drought planning in the state of Colorado and throughout the Southwest.

CO-LABS is a nonprofit that informs the public about the breakthroughs and impacts from the 30 federally funded labs and research facilities in Colorado, and is the sponsor of the 2013 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research.