The general mission of the Halocarbons and other Atmospheric Trace Species group is to quantify the distributions and magnitudes of sources and sinks for atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) and halogen containing compounds. HATS utilizes numerous types of platforms, including ground-based stations, towers, ocean vessels, aircraft, and balloons to accomplish its mission.

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Warming influence of greenhouse gases continues to rise, NOAA finds
Warming influence of greenhouse gases continues to rise, NOAA finds

Record high levels of greenhouse gas pollution continued to increase the heat trapped in the atmosphere in 2019, according to an annual analysis released by NOAA scientists.

ESRL Scientists Receive Colorado Governor
ESRL Scientists Receive Colorado Governor's Award for High-Impact Research

NOAA scientists in the ESRL Global Monitoring and Chemical Sciences Divisions and CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder receive a 2019 Colorado Governor's Award for High-Impact Research.

Rising emissions drive Greenhouse Gas Index increase
Rising emissions drive Greenhouse Gas Index increase

Record levels of greenhouse gas pollution continued to increase humanity’s impact on the atmosphere’s heat-trapping capacity during 2018, according to a yearly analysis released by NOAA scientists.