Aerial view of Hoover Dam
December 28, 2022
Examining the causes of the record drought and heat in California and Nevada during Water Year 2021
Satellite image of Hurricane Ian
December 19, 2022
GSL-NOAA National Hurricane Center experiment for Hurricane Ian
Photo of an air intake tube at Maunakea Observatories in Hawaii.
December 16, 2022
University of Hawaii, NOAA to gather climate change data following Mauna Loa eruption Previous
Mission scientists in front of the NASA WB-57 aircraft
November 21, 2022
Troy Thornberry Awarded OAR Employee of the Year
Undersea view of fish and a juvenile monk seal swimming around coral
April 21, 2022
Researchers use existing climate forecast systems to develop global marine heatwave forecasts
Blue sky with sun and wave clouds
April 18, 2022
GSL innovations selected for new forecast model prototype
Mauna Loa Observatory
April 7, 2022
Increase in atmospheric methane set another record during 2021
Air-polluted city
March 14, 2022
Increase in atmospheric methane set another record during 2021
The Marshall fire froma a distance
January 13, 2022
Scientists investigate lingering air quality effects of the Marshall Fire

Wildfire smoke over moutains
January 12, 2022
Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected two-thirds of U.S. West
A view from above a dam and reservoir
December 17, 2021
Study of historical storms helps modernize dam safety rules and flood risk estimates
An airplane wing over the ocean with clouds in the background
December 3, 2021
Southern Ocean confirmed as strong carbon dioxide sink
A small plant in dry soil
September 17, 2021
Investigating the predictability of soil moisture in northern California
Satellite image over the U.S.
September 7, 2021
Fires, dust storms, COVID impacted air quality worldwide in 2020
GSL's FV3-Chem model
September 1, 2021
GSL's FV3-Chem model
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September 1, 2021
Keeping up the standard: Calibrating for accurate ozone monitoring
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May 24, 2021
Testing High-Altitude Operational Returning Unmanned System
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May 19, 2021
Tall mountain ranges may not always act as natural barriers against pollutant transport
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May 14, 2021
Study of wildfire plumes provide insights into methods that might cool the planet
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April 15, 2021
Giant Australian bushfire injected 1 million tons of smoke in the atmosphere
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April 7, 2021
Despite pandemic shutdowns, carbon dioxide and methane surged in 2020
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April 5, 2021
Investigating diverse extreme daily precipitation trends over the eastern and western U.S.
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March 5, 2021
Short-range weather modeling application released to the community
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February 23, 2021
Study suggests western U.S. could see more extreme precipitation events, less seasonal snowpack, and a shorter wet season in the future
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February 17, 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns reduced ozone pollution over the northern hemisphere
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February 10, 2021
Emissions of a banned ozone-depleting gas are back on the decline
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December 22, 2020
The world in a hundred snapshots: New calculation method could help improve climate model accuracy
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December 16, 2020
Publication selected as one of "10 Remarkable Discoveries from 2020" in Nature
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December 3, 2020
GSL Successfully Transitions Significant Upgrades to NOAA Regional Hourly-Updating Weather Model
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November 19, 2020
US Methane "Hotspot" is Snapshot of Local Pollution
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November 20, 2020
Study examines the record-breaking polar vortex and related extremes during the winter of 2019/2020
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November 5, 2020
NOAA GEO-XO Program Technical Report Published
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October 30, 2020
Large, deep Antarctic ozone hole to persist into November
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August 5, 2020
Researchers introduce "thermal displacement" as a new way to measure marine heatwaves
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August 4, 2020
Experimental Model Predicts Smoke Movement From California Fire
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June 9, 2020
GSL models will be evaluated in the 2020 Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall experiment
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June 4, 2020
Rise of carbon dioxide unabated
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June 2, 2020
Smoke from wildfires and agricultural burning has an important role in regulating climate
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June 1, 2020
New experimental model shows improved predictability of winter precipitation in the western U.S.
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April 6, 2020
You may notice something different about us
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March 26, 2020
International Ozone Treaty Stops Changes in Southern Hemisphere Wind
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March 24, 2020
Scientists Mark 30 years of Daily Weather Observations in Boulder
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March 2, 2020
Study delves into the challenging issue of intense, quickly-developing 'flash droughts'
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February 27, 2020
NWS Burlington, VT receives NOAA Heritage Grant to install SOS ExplorerTM
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Febraury 18, 2020
Discovery of new chemical to spur reexamination of marine sulfur cycle and climate models
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January 9, 2020
ATOMIC field campaign kicks off in the tropical North Atlantic
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November 13, 2019
Researchers receive Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research

ESRL congratulates seven of its NOAA and CIRES researchers, and their collaborators

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November 4, 2019
Twenty Questions and Answers About the Ozone Layer

2018 Update released at Montreal Protocol Meeting.

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November 1, 2019
Mahoney named director of Global Systems Division

The previously acting director assumed her new role on October 28.

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October 21, 2019
2019 ozone hole smallest on record

Warmth in polar stratosphere limited depletion. (Story @NOAA Research)

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September 20, 2019
A Year Locked in Ice

Unprecedented international expedition to explore the central Arctic gets underway.

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August 29, 2019
New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone

SOS Explorer™ Mobile plays visually stunning movies on a virtual globe.

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July 22, 2019
Where there's fire, there's smoke – and secrets for science to uncover

NOAA and NASA team up on a massive research campaign called FIREX-AQ.

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July 8, 2019
Three ESRL researchers named recipients of PECASE awards

Early career scientists honored for innovative research.

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June 15, 2019
Study investigates how climate change affects summertime hot droughts in the Southern Great Plains

Researchers take a step toward increasing knowledge on drought–heat wave interactions in a warming world.

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June 5, 2019
Surprisingly large carbon uptake by North American biosphere during El Niños

New finding addresses a major uncertainty in climate models.

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March 25, 2019
New study compares precipitation estimation products to observations

Researchers work towards better understanding of precipitation estimates in areas with complex terrain.

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March 22, 2019
Global carbon dioxide growth in 2018 reached 4th highest on record

NOAA’s atmospheric observatory at Mauna Loa recorded the 4th-highest annual growth in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 in 60 years.

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March 21, 2019
Improving lake-effect snow, lake ice, and visibility forecasts

NOAA team uses experimental coupling of weather prediction with lake hydrodynamics.

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February 6, 2019
Scientific assessment of ozone depletion: full report released

NOAA helps lead international report updating on the state of Earth's protective ozone layer.

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February 5, 2019
Developing new methods to create physically realistic, high-resolution precipitation forecasts

Study uses output from NOAA prediction system

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February 15, 2018
Emissions of Household Products a Dominant Urban Air Pollution Source

Household products are one of the leading culprits of urban air pollution according to a new CSD study published in Science.

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February 15, 2018
Curtis Alexander honored with AMS Early Career Award

Bestowed by the Weather Analysis and Forecasting Committee, Alexander received the award at the AMS Annual Meeting in January.

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February 8, 2018
Projected sea surface temperature changes in Large Marine Ecosystem regions

A new study suggests that a projected transition to much warmer conditions will likely have profound implications for marine ecosystems.

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January 19, 2018
A climate science milestone on Colorado’s Continental Divide

In a bracing chill at 11,568 feet above sea level, a researcher collected an air sample at Niwot Ridge, on the doorstep of the Indian Peaks mountain range.