New climate lab at



NOAA has set up a new laboratory to monitor and predict climate change. The lab will be staffed by members of three groups within NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory, and will be based at the agency's Environmental Research Laboratories in Boulder, Colo.

The Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL), as the new lab will be called, will run programs to analyze data from the atmosphere and oceans and will use the information to characterize global processes that affect climate and to develop predictive models.