A research meteorologist working at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, CO, Stan Benjamin is the chief of the Assimilation and Modeling Branch in the Global Systems Division within ESRL, where he and his colleagues work on developing and improving weather models, both regional and global.
An atmospheric chemist at the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Joost de Gouw aims to improve air quality by researching the origins of air pollution.
NOAA scientist Jim Elkins, Ph.D., studies climate change and ozone depletion at the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.
A professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and supported by Hawaii Sea Grant, Charles “Chip” Fletcher, Ph.D., conducts research on global change impacts among Pacific Island communities, natural history of reefs and beaches, coastal hazards, and risk and vulnerability to sea-level rise.
A deep breath of fresh, clean air is truly satisfying. Beyond that pleasure, the public benefits of clean air are enormous – fewer cases of lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory ailments; and fewer pollutants in the environment which can harm plants and animals everywhere.
A professor of marine science at the University of Georgia, Samantha Joye, Ph.D., studies the natural microbial processes that breakdown oil and gas in the environment.
An atmospheric scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, Bryan Johnson specializes in ozone research. He estimates rates of ozone depletion across the globe. And he gets to use really big balloons to do it.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.