Emrys Hall

Staff Listing

Emrys Hall

Mechanical Engineer / Associate Scientist III

Ozone and Water Vapor

Mailing Address:
NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
325 Broadway R/GMD
Boulder CO 80305-3328

Phone: 303-497-4288
Email: Emrys.Hall@noaa.gov

Emrys Hall

Job Description:

Emrys Hall is an engineer working in the Ozone and Water Vapor Group of the Global Monitoring Division. Emrys' primary responsibilities are coordinating the monthly atmospheric water vapor and ozone profile measurements from balloon-borne instruments along with research and development for ongoing measurements in Boulder, Colorado; Lauder, New Zealand; and Hilo, Hawaii. His work involves designing, manufacturing, and performing quality control for the NOAA frost point hygrometer (FPH).


Emrys began working in the ozonesonde lab within the Ozone and Water Vapor Group as a student intern in 2001. Upon graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2003, he started working in the water vapor lab building and launching the balloon-borne NOAA FPH. The NOAA FPH is launched monthly continuing the ongoing record started in 1980. Emrys wintered-over at Summit Station, Greenland between November 2005 and February 2006 launching water vapor instruments and working as the NOAA science tech for the winter phase. After spending the winter in Greenland Emrys moved south to become the electronic engineer at the Atmospheric Research Observatory at the Geographic South Pole for the 2007 winter. Currently Emrys is back working in the water vapor lab in Boulder collecting vertical profiles of water vapor providing a unique long term data record in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Emrys has been involved with a number of field campaigns measuring water vapor and ozone from free-flying and tethered balloons around the world. As of January 2017, Emrys has been a coauthor of 12 peer-reviewed journal articles. In 2013, Emrys received a CIRES Outstanding Performance Award.


B.S.M.E. The University of Colorado (Boulder), 2003