New Insights into Plant Uptake of Carbonyl Sulfide Aid Global Carbon Cycle Model
16th Nov, 2008 07:21:28 PM PST   (PDF Available)
In a study published in Science on 14 November, NOAA and CIRES scientists and colleagues show that carbonyl sulfide (COS), a trace gas consumed by plants, provides quantitative evidence that gradients of COS during the growing season are controlled by plant uptake during photosynthesis.

The Sun rises over a frozen plateau; South Pole, Antarctica, Sept. 22, 2008
Published on 16th Sep, 2008 04:17:14 PM PST   (PDF Available)
NOAA/ESRL South Pole Baseline Atmospheric Research Observatory personnel, Amy Cox and Johan Booth, will soon see the sun return to the polar plateau after 6 months of darkness.

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Annual Conference: “Where You Heard It First”.
Published on 6th May, 2008 09:55:45 AM PST   (PDF Available)
On May 14-15, 2008, over 200 scientists form 20 countries will gather in Boulder, CO to hear 38 oral presentations and view 50 posters on the most recent data on the changing state of the global atmosphere. The Annual Global Monitoring Conference has been the venue for the first announcements of many emerging trends and findings yet to appear in the reviewed literature. This year the pattern continues.

Regional and Pole-to-Pole In-situ Airborne Sampling of Greenhouse Gases
Published on 1st May, 2008 09:55:45 AM PST   (PDF Available)
ESRL scientists are participating in the Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport (START08) airborne experiment operating out of Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, CO using the NSF/NCAR’s High-Performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research HIAPER, a Gulfstream V aircraft, April-June, 2008, over the Western and Midwest US.

The Sun Sets After One Long Summer Day; South Pole, March 20, 2008
Published on 21th Mar, 2008 09:55:45 AM PST   (PDF Available)
Two NOAA/ESRL personnel wintering over at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station are watching the final glimmer of the sun sink below the horizon as the polar plateau settles into 6 months of darkness.