Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder


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A view of Colorado's Front Range from a balloon launch. CIRES Administration News

CIRES administration staff regularly posts important, non-confidential information here. If there's an administrative issue you’d like to understand better, please let the CIRES communications team know. These updates also post to InsideCIRES (requires login).

A composite photograph of an ozonesonde (balloon)  launching in to the pre-dawn sky at the South Pole. South Pole Ozone

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.

Photo of the RV Polarstern in Arctic ice taken from a helicopter. A Year in the Ice

From 2019-2020, CIRES researchers participated in MOSAiC, an international research expedition to study the physical, chemical, and biological processes that couple the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem. Check out this blog about their experiences on the RV Polarstern icebreaker, frozen into Arctic sea ice and drifting with it for a full year.