September 22, 2023

Photo feature: 'First bit of orange glow’ greets NOAA crew at South Pole

After six months of darkness, the return of the sun at the South Pole signals the arrival of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. For scientists at NOAA’s South Pole Atmospheric Baseline Observatory (SPO), that’s a welcome sight.
April 16, 2023

#EarthDay: Invest in our changing planet now to secure a more livable future

Since the first Earth Day, billions across the globe have invested their time, creativity and energy to honor and nurture our home planet. In the decades since April 22, 1970, however, global climate change has had an alarming effect on Earth and its inhabitants. So how is NOAA addressing climate change and other environmental challenges?
January 9, 2023

GML highlights at the AMS 2023 Annual Meeting

GML and CIRES researchers are presenting several talks and posters, and collaborating on others, at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.
December 6, 2022

GML highlights at AGU 2022 Fall Meeting

GML and CIRES researchers are presenting several talks and posters at the 2022 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, and collaborating on many more.
August 24, 2022

Path to recovery of ozone layer passes a significant milestone

An annual analysis of air samples collected at remote sites around the globe that is tracking a continued decline in the atmospheric concentration of ozone-depleting substances shows the threat to the ozone layer receding below a significant milestone in 2022, NOAA scientists have announced.
May 9, 2022

GML is replacing the surface ozone instrument in Summit, Greenland

Scientists have sent out the surface ozone instrument replacement for the site in Summit, Greenland.
May 2, 2022

Surface ozone depletion events are taking place in Utqiaġvik, Alaska

Springtime (March-May) in the arctic is the prime time for surface ozone depletion events. Since March, several depletion events have been captured by surface ozone measurements at NOAA Barrow Atmospheric Research Observatory near Utqiaġvik, Alaska.
March 18, 2022

NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory 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.
January 6, 2022

A lucky guess? Learn the science of ozone depletion with NOAA and NASA!

As NOAA and NASA announced the 2021 Antarctic ozone hole condition on October 27, the 8th- and 9th-grade science classroom at Lafayette Junior/Senior High School also concluded their first science project on ozone hole prediction.
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.
October 27, 2021

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from NOAA and NASA reported today.
September 25, 2021

The 2021 Ozone Hole – So it begins…

The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole is taking shape as we move into the ozone depletion season.
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.
September 1, 2021

Keeping up the standard: Calibrating for accurate ozone monitoring

GML scientist Glen McConville and Lapenta intern Leah Barkai started the calibration of Dobson World standard instrument D083 at the GML Mauna Loa Observatory on July 12, 2021, and will continue the calibration until the end of August.