May 18, 2012
University students and faculty soon will have the chance to peer at day-to-day weather through the same lens used by National Weather Service meteorologists. A new version of the NWS’s workhorse graphics software will reach campuses through UCAR’s Unidata program.
Two forecasters at the National Weather Service test-drive a graphics system.
May 18, 2012
The rapid growth in science journals has produced an avalanche of literature that keeps researchers scrambling to keep up. Underneath, there’s an even larger buildup of supporting data. Experts met at UCAR to consider best practices for citing this ever-growing pool of data.
Joan Starr addresses the UCAR workshop on data citation
May 10, 2012
Thanks to deicing treatment and careful route selection, commercial pilots now avoid most of the threat that ice will encase critical parts of a plane. But another, more mysterious kind of in-flight icing hazard is now gaining attention.
Small plane flying near clouds
April 23, 2012
Taking aim at a sometimes deadly aviation hazard, NCAR has developed high-precision maps to warn pilots away from clouds harboring the potential to ice up their wings
UCAR Magazine
April 23, 2012
Many facets of everyday life, from boarding a plane to turning on the lights or driving down the highway, are becoming safer and more cost-effective with the help of technologies rooted in atmospheric science.
UCAR Magazine
April 23, 2012
Specially developed forecasts aim to help public health officials in Africa coordinate an international immunization program against meningitis, an often deadly disease associated with dry, dusty weather patterns.
UCAR Magazine
April 23, 2012
A partnership between NCAR and Xcel Energy has produced a wind forecasting system that is widely considered to be one of the most advanced of its kind.
wind turbine
March 15, 2012
Days lengthen as spring arrives, but several other signs of the season are showing up earlier and earlier. Some animals and insects aren’t adapting fast enough to this "asynchrony," and there's an increasing disconnect with legal dates that govern hunting and other resource management.
Japanese cherry tree blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
February 08, 2012
There’s much more to wind energy than throwing a few turbines up and watching the blades spin and the cash roll in. NCAR and partners are adding rigor and efficiency to wind power prediction and resource assessment.
UCAR Magazine
February 08, 2012
The growing array of tools at the disposal of climate scientists doesn’t necessarily make life any easier for them. Each set of data has its idiosyncrasies, some of which aren’t evident at first glance.
Group photo of Clara Deser, David Schneider, and Dennis Shea
February 07, 2012
Not all kinds of extreme weather have the same relationship with our atmosphere's increasing burden of greenhouse gas. Here's a summary of what scientists already know and what they're working to nail down.
A tornado bears down on the Texas Panhandle.
February 07, 2012
To get at driving forces deep within the Sun, new models aim to unify the Sun’s dynamo and the emergence of magnetic flux—two areas that are challenging to model individually, let alone together.
UCAR Magazine
February 06, 2012
When weather disasters happen, is climate change to blame? The stories, video, and interactives in "Weather on Steroids" explore that question from a number of angles. It turns out that blaming climate change for wild weather's not that simple. Here’s why.
UCAR News Center
February 06, 2012
Experts from a variety of disciplines are joining forces to improve how severe-weather warnings are crafted and communicated. The "Weather-Ready Nation" initiative comes on the heels of a year packed with U.S. weather disasters.
UCAR Magazine
February 06, 2012
Researchers looking for images to help analyze and illustrate critical weather events may 
find what they’re looking for at the NCAR-based Meteorological Case Study Selection Kit.
500-millibar weather map from the 2011 Groundhog Day snowstorm
February 06, 2012
Three ways of dusting for climate fingerprints.
Graphic showing magnifying glass and hurricane
February 06, 2012
After years of painstaking research, scientists are now developing tools to make faster connections between disastrous weather and climate science.
Lightning
January 30, 2012
Amid day-to-day weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks, there's a no-man's-zone of uncertainty one to two months out. A phenomenon called the Madden-Julian Oscillation may hold the key to better predictions in this intermediate period.
UCAR Magazine
January 24, 2012
NCAR scientist Jerry Meehl explains the connection in this animated video.
Still from steroids-baseball-climate animation
January 05, 2012
The opening days of 2012 launched a new chapter in UCAR history, as Thomas Bogdan arrived on January 9 to serve as the consortium’s sixth president. He was appointed following an extensive international search.
Tom Bogdan
December 16, 2011
Whether he was dealing with hugely complicated weather prediction software, writing the definitive book on desert meteorology, or meeting a protégé with a question, Tom Warner liked to find out what makes things, and people, tick.
UCAR Magazine
November 10, 2011
Understanding and predicting both climate variability and change—on all spatial and time scales—was the theme of the first-ever Open Science Conference of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
To honor his memory and inspire continuation of his work, about 200 people gathered in late August at NCAR for the 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium in celebration of his contributions to research, education, and science communication.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The Board of Trustees celebrates the sustainable remodel of the Anthes Building and its naming in honor of UCAR's fifth president.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The 2011 meetings of UCAR member and affiliate representatives provided ample time for attendees to ponder the state of atmospheric science education and consider new approaches to teaching and training students.
UCAR Magazine

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