Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences



New Associate Director for Science: Christine Wiedinmyer
July 27, 2017

CIRES welcomes Dr. Christine Wiedinmyer, an internationally recognized atmospheric scientist who will begin as our new Associate Director for Science August 21.

Innovation Mitigates Cloud Problem in Climate and Weather Forecast Models
July 26, 2017

A resolution challenge in weather and climate modeling has dogged modelers for years: Computationally, it’s just too expensive to represent certain clouds in the detail needed to make them behave realistically; yet clouds are critical to accurate weather and climate modeling. Now, a team of CIRES, NOAA and University of  Wisconsin-Milwaukee experts has proposed a solution, and in a test, their new clouds even produced credible drizzle.


Preview the Total Solar Eclipse with NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®
July 21, 2017

For those who cannot view the August 21 total solar eclipse from its “path of totality,” or even for those who just want a preview of the live event, NOAA has released two new eclipse datasets for the illuminated Science On a Sphere®.