Chemical Sciences Laboratory

Our Mission

The NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) conducts atmospheric research to advance the scientific understanding of air quality, climate, and the stratosphere. Read More

Our Research

Air Quality

Air Quality

CSL researchers study the chemical and physical processes that affect air quality, to better understand and forecast pollution events and trends that threaten human health.

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Climate

Climate

Earth's atmosphere is changing. CSL scientists work in the lab, in the field, and with computer models to understand how those changes will affect climate.

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Stratosphere

Stratosphere

People have harmed Earth's protective ozone layer by releasing ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere. CSL scientists are international leaders in the scientific understanding of stratospheric ozone depletion – and recovery.

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