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ESOC News 2010 - 2012

David Noone awarded the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers. more ...

Adriana Bailey won the best poster award for early career scientists at the International Conference on Clouds & Precipitation. more ...

Mike O'Neill, a member of the Noone Group in ESOC was amongst the authors of a paper given the Outstanding Scientific Paper Award from OAR. The paper: David J. Hoffmann, Michael O'Neill, Michael Trudeau, and Ryan Neely on the Increase in background statospheric aerosol observed with lidar at Mauna Loa Observatory and Boulder, Colorado, Geophys. Res. Lett.. 36, doi: 10.1029/2009GL039008, 2009.

CIRES & CU Aerospace present a talk by Chiao-Yao She (Joe) "What have we Learned about Upper Atmospheric Physics with Socium Doppler Lidar Observation?" (Feb 14) More  »

A very successful trip to the Antarctic for Dr Xinzhao Chu and her team, see her blog for details ...

NASA logoNASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3, 2011. Read more »

Dr Xinzhao Chu receives award for best poster at the 25th International Laser Radar Conference in Russia.
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David Noone's CU research team awarded 2M to use modern methods to under- stand ancient Greenland ice. More »

Advancing the Science of Climate Change

ESOC director Waleed Abdalati contributed to the report, Advancing the Science of Climate Change, one of three new publications by the National Research Council aimed at giving the U.S. government the information it needs to develop a climate change action plan.  More »

5 questions answered

Dr. Waleed Abdalati answers five questions from NASA's news team about ice and its role in climate change. More  »

ESOC News: Fall 2009

David Noone's CU research team awarded 2M

CU research team headed by David Noone has been awarded $2M to use modern methods to understand ancient Greenland ice. More details ...

Congratulations to Jesse Nubaumer for being awarded the NSF graduate fellowship

Jesse Nubaumer, a first year graduate student working with David Noone has been awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship. His research will be on Dynamical and thermodynamical processes that control the distribution and transport of subtropical water vapor, and how they all relate to the global climate system. He will use isotopes to determine the main sources and sinks of the water vapor.

News Feature: Colorado researcher at UN climate change conference

Monday, Dec. 07 2009: Colorado Public Radio's Anna Panoka spoke with Waleed Abdalati, director of the Earth Science and Observation Center at CU-Boulder, about the research he's presenting at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

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Boulder Science on display at Copenhagen

As world leaders meet in Copenhagen over the next two weeks to negotiate a plan for cutting global emissions of greenhouse gases, some Boulder scientists (including Waleed Abdalati) will be on hand to discuss their latest climate research. for complete article ...

Khalid Hussein is part of the team to receive five million from the DOE

Project: Focused confirmation of Commercial Geothermal Resources in Colorado using Remote Sensing and On-site Exploration, Testing and Analysis. The main objective of the project is to identify and confirm up to 5 commercial geothermal sites in Colorado using remote sensing. ESOC in collaboration with 3 other partners, Flint Geothermal LLC, Geothermal Development Associates and Aspen Drilling LLC will execute the project in 3 phases. more details of funding ...

John Kineman receives Fulbright Fellowship

John Kineman's research at the univesity's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) involves ecological niche theory and focuses on the ecology and environmental in Bangalore, India. His work has been celebrated with a Fulbright Fellowship. more details of his work ...

Welcome David Noone

David Noone In July, David joined ESOC as our seventh faculty member. David and his group focus on the interactions between large scale atmospheric dynamics, the water cycle, and climate. As assistant professor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, David teaches several courses in climate and atmospheric dynamics. Visit his CIRES Fellows page, for more details of his work ...

Congratulations to Chihoko Yamashita

Congratulations to PhD student Chihoko Yamashita for winning 2nd prize in the CEDAR (Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics in Atmospheric Regions) student poster competition hosted by The National Science Foundation in Santa Fe, NM. Chihoko's poster title is "Gravity wave impacts on the atmospheric coupling during strataspheric sudden warming".

Congratulations to Jonathan Fentzke

Congratulatiuons to Jonathan Fentzke for successfully defending his PhD dissertation in May 2009, and for being awarded the CEDAR (Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics in Atmostpheric Regions) post-doctural fellowship by the National Science Foundation this summer.

NESSF Fellowship awarded to John Smith

John SmithCongratulation to John Smith on being awarded a competitive NASA Earth & Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for 2009/2010. John received a grant to fund his research proposal "Whole Atmosphere LIDAR for Study of Whole-Atmosphere Waves and Dynamics" under the guidance of advisor Xinzhao Chu. Read more about the recent NESSF awards here (pdf).

Spring 2009

The CU Boulder Faculty & Staff Newsletter featured ESOC in May.

Read the article titled "Earth Science & Observation Center studies global environment"

Welcome Xinzhao

XinzhaoC In May, Xinchao joined ESOC as our sixth faculty member, bringing with her a very active research group in the area of lidar remote sensing of the atmosphere. See more details of her work ...