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


One Facility Makes Big Contribution to Salt Lake’s Winter Brown Cloud
January 26, 2023

The 2.4 million people who live along Utah’s Wasatch Front experience some of the most severe winter particulate matter air pollution in the nation. Now, analysis of measurements taken during NOAA research flights in 2017 indicates that emissions from a single source, a magnesium refinery, may be responsible for a significant fraction of the fine particles that form  the dense winter brown clouds that hang over Salt Lake City. 

Diverse Student Projects Illuminate the Power of Data Analytics
January 25, 2023

Audience members smiled when a newly minted data scientist admitted she’d wanted to study the piping plover partly because the Nort

Rare Opportunity to Study Short-Lived Volcanic Island Reveals Sulfur-Metabolizing Microbes
January 17, 2023

In 2015, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific erupted, forming the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai island, destined to a short, seven