December 15, 2017

Move of Bondville, IL Aerosol System to New Facility

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.
July 29, 2015

Congratulations to recent ESRL award winners

John A. Ogren, Patrick J. Sheridan and James W. Wendell of the Aerosol group in the ESRL Global Monitoring Division won the 2015 NOAA Technology Transfer Award, which recognizes achievements that are developed further as commercial applications, or that advance the transfer of NOAA science and technology to U.S. businesses, academia, other government and non-government entities.
September 26, 2014

Keeping the lights on... ESRL helps improve solar energy forecasts for more efficient power management

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot initiative is a collaborative effort with the goal to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. As part of the SunShot Initiative, researchers from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) are working to develop better short-term (hours to day-ahead) solar energy forecasts that will help improve the operation of the electric power grid and lower integration costs for solar power.
October 19, 2012

Ellsworth G. Dutton 1949-2012

ESRL scientist Ellsworth Dutton passed away on 11 October, 2012. Ells was widely respected for his careful study of the surface radiation budget of the Earth.