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 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.
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 7, 2021

Southern Ocean confirmed as strong carbon dioxide sink

A new study published this week in the journal Science confirms the role of the Southern Ocean as a significant carbon sink.
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.
November 5, 2021

Atmospheric carbon dioxide rebounds as global pollution rates approach pre-Covid levels

Global carbon emissions are projected to bounce back to 36.4 billion metric tons this year after an unprecedented drop caused by the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
November 5, 2021

NOAA data shed new light to improve NASA satellite products for carbon dioxide

New research shows that systematic errors in the OCO-2 total column CO2 products can be large enough to confound reliable surface flux estimation.
November 2, 2021

Urban areas across the U.S. are undercounting methane emissions, a new study shows

An eight-year study of Boston’s natural gas system has revealed that emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are significantly higher than previously estimated.
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.
October 7, 2021

NOAA’s new uncrewed glider poised to help vastly increase high-altitude research

Scientists from NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory, are fine-tuning a low-tech, cost-effective system for lifting a small payload of specialized measuring instruments to the edge of space, and then guiding it back to the launch location.
September 10, 2021

UCI researchers analyzed Antarctic air samples to learn of a 70-percent increase in atmospheric hydrogen over the past 150 years

NOAA Scientists contributed to a study by UCI researchers of air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our planet’s atmosphere.
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.