Clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were “just right” for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point, according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the universities of Wisconsin, Idaho and Colorado. The study, published recently in Nature, found that thin, low-lying clouds [...]
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight — dozens of volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide. The study results essentially exonerate Asia, including India and China, two countries [...]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Colorado Boulder to continue a federal/academic partnership that extends NOAA’s ability to study climate change, improve weather models and better predict how solar storms can disrupt communication and navigation technologies. The selection means that NOAA will continue funding the Cooperative Institute for Research in [...]
When the Fourmile Canyon Fire erupted west of Boulder in 2010, smoke from the wildfire poured into parts of the city including a site housing scientists from CU-Boulder’s CIRES and NOAA.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Tuesday named Catherine Shea his next chief of staff, effective Aug. 20. Shea currently serves as senior associate counsel for technology transfer and research compliance for the University of Colorado system. The chancellor’s chief of staff reports directly to the chancellor and is a member of [...]
The black smoke that rose from the water’s surface during controlled burns of surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year pumped more than 1 million pounds of soot pollution into the atmosphere, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder. The study, [...]