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

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At CIRES, a partnership of NOAA and CU Boulder, hundreds of environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people's relationship with the planet.

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Partners

CIRES scientists strive to understand the Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet

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Education

We bring research out of the lab and into the community

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Research

Our science reaches from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the sun

SPHERES 2021

Navigating the New Arctic

Banned gas back on the decline

Scientists track
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What’s in the air at your workout?

Explore Spheres
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