Southern Ocean Trajectories

Underwater mountains help push carbon up to the atmosphere, oceanographers find

Nov. 3, 2021

Study led by CU Boulder scientists is the first to detail how carbon travels within and escapes from the Southern Ocean—and has implications for global climate change

Begonia

My Manabe Begonia

Oct. 8, 2021

CIRES fellow and Associate Professor Jennifer Kay discusses the influence of Syukuro “Suki” Manabe, who this week was named a Nobel Prize laureate in physics.

Polar Sea Ice

Scientists studying polar ice melt receive $13 million from NSF

Sept. 30, 2021

CU Boulder joins interdisciplinary team of researchers aiming to understand the future of these imperiled regions of the world.

NASA Hurricane map

Meteorological society recognizes two CU Boulder scientists

Aug. 20, 2021

American Meteorological Society names Julie Lundquist as a fellow, recognizes Andrew Winters for editorial service.

Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose on Sept. 8, 2017. NOAA

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 – here’s what forecasters are watching right now

May 18, 2021

As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, forecasters begin watching every bout of rainy weather between the Gulf of Mexico and Africa.

Volcano ash

Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

Sept. 16, 2020

Volcanic ash shuts down air traffic and can sicken people. But a new study suggests it may also be more important for Earth's climate than once thought.

Arctic Ocean

Increasing Arctic freshwater is driven by climate change

Aug. 10, 2020

New, first-of-its-kind research from CU Boulder shows that climate change is driving increasing amounts of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean.

Clouds

What would it feel like to touch a cloud?

May 28, 2020

What would it feel like to touch a cloud? – Violet V., age 6, Somerville, Massachusetts You might already know how it feels to touch a cloud without realizing it. Water vapor in your bathroom can fog up the mirror. Water evaporates and rises up into the sky, condensing to...

Weddell Seal

More protections needed to safeguard biodiversity in the Southern Ocean

April 22, 2020

Current marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean need to be at least doubled to adequately safeguard the biodiversity of the Antarctic, according to a new CU Boulder study

Compilation photograph of the winning professors

Five professors honored by peers for significant achievements

Sept. 18, 2018

Five professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have won the 2018 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award.

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