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Separation of Methane Emissions From Agricultural and Natural Gas Sources in the Colorado Front Range

Jan. 23, 2020

Here we present the first source apportionment of CH4 from agricultural sources and NG using the concept of excess columns.


Neural network for aerosol retrieval from hyperspectral imagery

Jan. 23, 2020

Remotely sensed surface spectral reflectance is used in many scientific disciplines including geology, forestry, water studies and urban studies (Davis et al., 2002; Rencz and Ryerson, 1999)


Quantifying student engagement in learning about climate change using galvanic hand sensors in a controlled educational setting

Jan. 23, 2020

Teaching climate change is complex because it requires a system-level understanding of many science disciplines and also because students may have preconceptions about climate change.


The Human Brain Evolved When Carbon Dioxide Was Lower

Dec. 20, 2019

Kris Karnauskas, a professor of ocean sciences at the University of Colorado, has started walking around campus with a pocket-size carbon-dioxide detector. He’s not doing it to measure the amount of carbon pollution in the atmosphere. He’s interested in the amount of CO₂ in each room.

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Ice in motion: Satellites capture changes to polar regions

Dec. 20, 2019

New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space—some spanning nearly 50 years—are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing.

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An India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill millions, threaten global starvation

Oct. 2, 2019

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50-125 million people—more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, according to new research.

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ATOC Graduate Student Nicola Bodini receives Best Student Presentation Award at International Conference on Alpine Meteorology

Sept. 9, 2019

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Nicola Bodini who received the best student presentation award last week at the 35th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology.

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A year in the ice: Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

Aug. 15, 2019

CIRES research scientist Gijs de Boer is collaborating with John Cassano of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and CU Boulder aerospace engineering professors Dale Lawrence and Brian Argrow to fly drones to collect data on near surface conditions.

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Peristent Plume

Aug. 13, 2019

Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano’s worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months.

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ATOC Faculty Receive AGU Awards

July 31, 2019

AGU has announced their 2019 awards and lectures and we are proud to share that two ATOC faculty have received honors. Please join us in congratulating Nicole Lovenduski for the Ocean Sciences Early Career award, and Cora Randall for the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section Marcel Nicolet Lecture.