CU Boulder and the Front Range are home to the highest concentration of geophysical researchers in the nation, and perhaps the world ─ a “ground zero” of atmospheric and oceanic science. By studying the chemistry and physics of the biosphere around the world, and by collaborating with the nearby National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), the ATOC program seeks to understand the climate and global changes.

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