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Follow CIRES researchers in the field
ozonesonde (balloon) launch at the South Pole during Aurora South Pole Ozone Depletion Season, 2017

Every September, a season of ozone depletion begins at the South Pole, and NOAA and CIRES researchers work to understand the seasonal ozone hole. Here, the team blogs about this year's South Pole depletion season.

Photo of the USS Healy. Over the Arctic Ocean: Aerosols to Cloud Ice

CIRES and NOAA's Jessie Creamean's study, called INARCO—Ice Nucleation over the ARCtic Ocean—will take place aboard the USS Healy, where she will sample aerosols over the Arctic Ocean. 

scientific instrument in the Arctic De-Icing the Arctic

Chris Cox and Sara Morris (CIRES and NOAA), are team leads for the “D-ICE (De-Icing Comparison Experiment)” campaign. They’ll travel to Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska to study how icing conditions impact instruments.