Children looking at light at Super Science Saturday in 2015.
Come learn about our changing climate at this annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab in south Boulder.
U.S. Drought Monitor map showing 2012 drought
New research suggests that "flash droughts" — like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012 — could be predicted months in advance using soil moisture and snowpack data.
Boosting women in IT: photo of NCAR booth at SC15
A team of talented women will help build and operate a high-capacity network for a major supercomputing conference.
The snow accumulation forecast made by two ensemble members for a January storm
NCAR's ensemble forecasting system has become a favorite among professional weather forecasters and atmospheric researchers.
Atmospheric Rivers: ocean map shows Pineapple Express pattern
A high-resolution climate model based at NCAR is able to accurately capture the ribbons of moist air that sometimes escape the sodden tropics and flow toward the drier mid-latitudes, allowing scientists to investigate how "atmospheric rivers" may change as the climate warms.
Sulfates could limit global warming - image illustrates volcano plume
If society doesn't make steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades, how much injection into the atmosphere of planet-cooling sulfates would it take to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels?
Hurricane Matthew simulation by NCAR MPAS model
As Hurricane Matthew churns toward the southeastern U.S. coast, NCAR scientists study how well MPAS can predict it.
North American temperature trends for 30 members of the CESM Large Ensemble
The CESM Large Ensemble reveals a staggering range of Earth climates that could have been along with a rich look at future climates that could potentially be.

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