NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), Global Monitoring Division, will hold the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22rd and 23th, 2018, in Boulder, Colorado.
A Laboratory scientific review will be held to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted in ESRL/GMD for both internal and external interests, and to help strategically position the division in its planning of future science.
A new National Academies of Sciences' report calls on several federal agencies to work together to improve techniques for measuring one of the most important greenhouse gases produced by humans - methane.
On January 16, 1968, an air sample collected at Niwot Ridge was measured for carbon dioxide at a lab in Boulder, Colorado--the first measurement for NOAA's Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network. In the 50 years since, more than 274,000 air samples have been collected at over 60 sites around the globe.
Aerosol measurements have been made by the NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division (GMD) at the Bondville Environmental and Atmospheric Research Site (BEARS) since June of 1994. In late October of 2017, the GMD aerosol monitoring system was moved from the aging, uninsulated sea container to a new temperature-controlled building about 80 meters away.