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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.
CIRES Fellow Dr. Xinzhao Chu’s research group has been using sophisticated, custom lidar systems to study the upper atmosphere at McMurdo Station, Antarctica since 2010. Typically, students are deployed to the ice for 13 months at a time to operate the systems and study the region where the atmosphere meets space.