GML highlights at AGU 2021 Fall Meeting
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.
Researchers head to the mountains to improve weather and water forecasting tools
October 21, 2021
Researchers head to the mountains to improve weather and water forecasting tools
NOAA scientists were busy installing a state-of-the-art observing network in a remote basin near Crested Butte to study how precipitation forms in the complex, high-altitude terrain of the West Elk Mountains.
An Early End to the 2021 Snow-Free Season in the Arctic
September 29, 2021
An Early End to the 2021 Snow-Free Season in the Arctic
On September 19, 2021, the daily mean surface albedo at GML Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory reached an albedo value greater than 0.6, indicating the end of the snow-free season in Utqiaġvik, Alaska.
First Annual Report Highlights Links Between Air Quality and Climate Change
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.
Highlights of GML’s contributions to the 2020 BAMS State of the Climate Report
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.
One step further towards day-ahead solar variability prediction
August 18, 2021
One step further towards day-ahead solar variability prediction
New research by GML characterized the relationship of solar irradiance variability with cloud properties and quantified that relationship using machine learning models.
Long Range Transport from Western U.S. Fires
August 11, 2021
Long Range Transport from Western U.S. Fires
Like 2020, 2021 is turning out to be an intense year for wildfires in the western US.
NOAA-NASA collaboration to study the impact of convective storms and the North American Summer Monsoon on stratospheric chemistry
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.
NOAA Federated Aerosol Network to add two new stations by the end of 2021
July 6, 2021
NOAA Federated Aerosol Network to add two new stations by the end of 2021
The NOAA Federated Aerosol Network (NFAN) is in the process of adding two new stations - one operated by the University of Miami at Ragged Point, Barbados, and one operated by the Air Force Institute of Technology at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
2021 snow-free season started on June 14 at GML Barrow Observatory
June 16, 2021
2021 snow-free season started on June 14 at GML Barrow Observatory
On June 14, 2021, the daily mean surface albedo at Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML) Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory dropped below 0.3, indicating the start of the snow-free season. The snowmelt day ranked 6th latest of the latest 24 years and 44th latest since 1926.
August wildfire smoke impacts Boulder aerosol measurements
Move of Bondville, IL Aerosol System to New Facility
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.
Congratulations to recent ESRL award winners
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.
Keeping the lights on... ESRL helps improve solar energy forecasts for more efficient power management
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.
Ellsworth G. Dutton 1949-2012
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.