June 2, 2022

New research estimates the future emissions of potent greenhouse gases based on current trends and compliance with climate policies

New research published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics projects future emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gasses, based on recent trends and compliance with current policies.
May 23, 2022

Greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in 2021 than in 1990, NOAA finds

Greenhouse gas pollution caused by human activities trapped 49% more heat in the atmosphere in 2021 than they did in 1990, according to NOAA scientists.
April 25, 2022

NOAA’s observations help EPA track emissions of a family of greenhouse gases

For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is using NOAA atmospheric measurements to help support a national inventory of emissions from an important family of greenhouse gases.
April 1, 2022

Modeling greenhouse gas emissions from atmospheric observations with Lei Hu

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this article continues a series of interviews with NOAA Research employees and scientists.
March 23, 2022

Development of a UAS “Virtual Tower” for Gas and Ozone Measurements

Scientists from NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML) have undertaken novel development of an uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) “hexacopter” that will enable the lab to not only recommence a long-standing mission that was recently forced to halt, but paves the way toward enhanced operations in the future.
March 9, 2022

Two additional regions of Asia were sources of banned ozone-destroying chemicals

A follow-up investigation by NOAA scientists into the sudden increase in emissions of an ozone-destroying chemical between 2010 and 2018 has determined that three regions of Asia - not just one - were responsible for rising emissions of the banned chemical.
February 24, 2022

Fires are driving short-term spikes in an ozone-depleting gas

New research reveals global wildfires as an important cause of the short-term spikes in the atmospheric abundance of a potent ozone-depleting chemical, methyl bromide.
December 9, 2021

GML highlights at AGU 2021 Fall Meeting

GML and CIRES researchers talks and posters at the 2021 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
December 1, 2021

GML's StratoCore will open a new era to study the stratosphere

GML and CIRES scientists are currently redesigning NOAA's balloon-borne AirCore sampler and increasing the number of gases measured from these samples.
October 12, 2021

GML is granted funding to investigate COVID impacts on the U.S. non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions

A new research initiative “Quantifying the impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. national and regional non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions from atmospheric observations” is granted funding from Climate Program Office’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program and Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) program.
September 9, 2021

First Annual Report Highlights Links Between Air Quality and Climate Change

Two CIRES scientists working in NOAA laboratories contributed to the WMO’s first-ever Air Quality and Climate Bulletin, released on September 3.
September 1, 2021

Highlights of GML’s contributions to the 2020 BAMS State of the Climate Report

Scientists from Global Monitoring Laboratory contributed to the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society State of the Climate 2020 report report as editors and authors.
August 16, 2021

A new way to measure how Arctic plant communities respond to climate change

Modeling using atmospheric measurements of carbonyl sulfide (COS) was used for quantifying photosynthetic CO2 uptake in the Arctic and Boreal ecosystems.
July 20, 2021

NOAA-NASA collaboration to study the impact of convective storms and the North American Summer Monsoon on stratospheric chemistry

Global Monitoring Laboratory and NASA team up in the DCOTSS (Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere) project to study the convective impact of the North American Monsoon Anticyclone on stratospheric composition and ozone depletion.
February 10, 2021

Emissions of a banned ozone-depleting gas are back on the decline

Five years after an unexpected spike in emissions of the banned ozone-depleting chemical chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11, emissions dropped sharply between 2018 and 2019, new analyses of global air measurements show.