Alaska's northern coastline is eroding at rates as high as 30 meters (100 feet) per year. This time-lapse video shows that incredible erosion process between June 26 and July 27, 2008.
Areas of research
CIRES scientists study how oil and natural gas production on Colorado's Front Range contribute to the formation of ozone.
Scientists from CIRES and NOAA and colleagues from dozens of other institutions took a detailed look at the natural and manmade emissions that affect air quality in the Southeast.
A CIRES and NASA study examines why many glaciers in the Alps abruptly retreated around 1860, although temperatures at the time were relatively cool.
Across North America, mountain pine beetles are infecting and killing forests. CIRES scientists study this outbreak's effects on water resources.
CIRES scientists have found that space weather events don't just come from the sun––they are also caused by terrestrial weather's effect on the ionosphere.
CIRES scientists investigate how Arctic sea ice loss affects the jet stream, looking for physical links between Arctic sea ice patterns, the jet stream and atmospheric blocking.
A quick animation from CIRES and NOAA showing the time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
During two days of intensive airborne measurements, CIRES scientists found that oil and gas operations in Colorado's Front Range leaked much more methane and benzene than predicted estimates.
CIRES and NOAA scientists are flying over and around the oil-rich Bakken formation in western North Dakota in order to quantifying chemical emissions from the area.
CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Congratulations, Dr. Lewis, new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science!