GML Scientist elected AGU Fellow
January 7, 2021

GML Scientist elected AGU Fellow

Dr. Edward J. Dlugokencky, Global Monitoring Laboratory, was awarded as an AGU Fellow for the class of 2020.
GML Scientists win DOC Gold Medal
January 7, 2021

GML Scientists win DOC Gold Medal

GML Scientists were part of a group that won a Department of Commerce Gold Medal Group Award for Scientific / Engineering Achievement
US Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution
November 19, 2020

US Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution

A giant methane cloud caught by satellite in 2014 looming over the U.S. Southwest wasn’t a persistent hotspot, as first thought. Instead, the methane cloud was the nightly build-up of polluted air that trapped emissions of the potent greenhouse gas near the ground, according to a new CIRES- and NOAA-led study.
Large, deep Antarctic ozone hole to persist into November
October 30, 2020

Large, deep Antarctic ozone hole to persist into November

Persistent cold temperatures and strong circumpolar winds supported the formation of a large and deep Antarctic ozone hole that will persist into November, NOAA and NASA scientists reported today.
Lawns provide surprising contribution to L.A. Basin’s carbon emissions
October 12, 2020

Lawns provide surprising contribution to L.A. Basin’s carbon emissions

The Los Angeles Basin is often thought of as a dry, smoggy, overdeveloped landscape. But a new study led by NOAA and the University of Colorado, Boulder shows that the manicured lawns, emerald golf courses and trees of America’s second-largest city have a surprisingly large influence on the city’s carbon emissions.
August wildfire smoke impacts Boulder aerosol measurements
Rise of carbon dioxide unabated
June 4, 2020

Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Seasonal peak reaches 417 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory
Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14
June 1, 2020

Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14

Researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon that scientists have relied on for decades to date archaeological sites.
Warming influence of greenhouse gases continues to rise, NOAA finds
May 29, 2020

Warming influence of greenhouse gases continues to rise, NOAA finds

Record high levels of greenhouse gas pollution continued to increase the heat trapped in the atmosphere in 2019, according to an annual analysis released by NOAA scientists.
NOAA marks 40 years of ballon-borne water vapor measurements
May 29, 2020

NOAA marks 40 years of ballon-borne water vapor measurements

In April 2020, the Global Monitoring Laboratory’s measurement record of upper atmospheric water vapor over Boulder, Colorado, surpassed 40 years in length.
NOAA exploring impact of COVID-19 response on the environment
May 6, 2020

NOAA exploring impact of COVID-19 response on the environment

NOAA has launched a wide-ranging research effort to investigate the impact of reduced vehicle traffic, air travel, shipping, manufacturing and other activities on Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.
How to collect climate data during coronavirus? Strap on your skis.
April 28, 2020

How to collect climate data during coronavirus? Strap on your skis.

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on science, but some research has kept going through it all, including a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration–led effort to keep tabs on the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.
New lab and program names highlight critical NOAA work
April 10, 2020

New lab and program names highlight critical NOAA work

Several of the labs and programs that make up NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research are getting new names to better reflect their mission and contributions, thanks to a newly-announced reorganization effort.
ESRL Scientists Receive Colorado Governor
November 14, 2019

ESRL Scientists Receive Colorado Governor's Award for High-Impact Research

NOAA scientists in the ESRL Global Monitoring and Chemical Sciences Divisions and CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder receive a 2019 Colorado Governor's Award for High-Impact Research.
2019 ozone hole smallest on record
October 21, 2019

2019 ozone hole smallest on record

Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting in the smallest ozone hole observed since 1982.