Anthropogenic aerosol and cryosphere changes drive Earth’s strong but transient clear-sky hemispheric albedo asymmetry

Oct. 3, 2022

A striking feature of the Earth system is that the Northern and Southern Hemispheres reflect identical amounts of sunlight.


Cloud adjustments from large-scale smoke–circulation interactions strongly modulate the southeastern Atlantic stratocumulus-to-cumulus transition

Oct. 3, 2022

Smoke from southern Africa blankets the southeastern Atlantic Ocean from June to October, producing strong and competing aerosol radiative effects.

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CU Boulder researchers stoke a passion for science in tomorrow’s scholars

Aug. 23, 2022

Undergrad students from minority-serving institutions get hands-on research experience and mentoring from faculty and grad students

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Weiqing Han named AMS Fellow

Aug. 22, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Professor Weiqing Han in being named an AMS Fellow.

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Nuclear war would cause a global famine and kill billions, study finds

Aug. 16, 2022

More than 5 billion people would die of hunger following a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, according to a global study that estimates post-conflict crop production led by Rutgers University and CU Boulder climate scientists.


Unlocking the secrets of the East Antarctic ice sheet

Aug. 15, 2022

Climate researchers are gravely concerned about the state of the Greenland ice sheet and the West Antarctic ice sheet, which have collectively lost billions of tons of ice over the last three decades because of atmospheric warming and warm ocean currents.

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Brian Toon Receives 2022 Future of Life Award

Aug. 12, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Professor Brian Toon on receiving the 2022 Future of Life Award

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CU’s Earth, atmospheric sciences rank No. 1 and No. 2 in world, along with other high standings

Aug. 11, 2022

CU Boulder's earth sciences and atmospheric science disciplines ranked No. 1 and No. 2 globally in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).


New Center Explores Human Dimensions of Environmental Challenges

Aug. 4, 2022

In a rapidly changing world, humans are facing a growing number of environmental challenges, including rising temperatures, dwindling water resources and more extreme weather events.

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Smoke from Western wildfires can influence Arctic sea ice, researchers fin

Aug. 4, 2022

Sea ice and wildfires may be more interconnected than previously thought, according to new research out today in Science Advances.