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A team from CU Boulder, CIRES and LASP is on an expedition to summit the tallest active volcano on earth, Ojos del Salado (22,615’), to search for microbial life there. The researchers aim to characterize any microbial communities in a variety of ecosystems to help inform the search for life beyond Earth.
Each year starting in September, CIRES and NOAA researchers in NOAA's Global Monitoring Laboratory blog about the ozone depletion season, as the sun rises over the horizon at the South Pole and—sparked by that sunlight—ozone depletion begins. Check out the blog for the latest updates on this year's ozone hole.