In Brief

Predicting solar superstorms: image of coronal mass ejection on August 31, 2012
April 30, 2014
While the current peak in the 11-year cycle of sunspot activity is on the weak side, the Sun might still produce a major storm at any point. The most dangerous storms are most likely during the waning part of the solar cycle, which will unfold later this decade.
Aviation safety: Microburst looms near Denver's Stapleton International Airport, July 6, 1984
April 01, 2014
It takes a sharp eye to find something positive in the wreckage of the worst swarm of U.S. tornadoes on record: the 1974 Jumbo Outbreak. Millions of Americans are safer in the air because of Fujita's subsequent analysis of microbursts and tools developed by NCAR and collaborators.
Damage from California mudslides during 1997–98 El Nino
March 18, 2014
Why seasonal forecasting can’t tell us with certainty what to expect this summer—and why we might soon have a stronger sense of what late 2014 and early 2015 are likely to bring to large parts of the globe.
Science diplomacy: Group photo of meeting at Hong Kong Meteorological Society
January 24, 2014
A recent conference marked the 25th anniversary of a crucial international meeting, organized with support from UCAR, that brought together atmospheric sciences from Taiwan and mainland China for the first time in decades.
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V at HIPPO field project in Alaska
November 05, 2013
NCAR is helping to assure that atmospheric field campaigns will pay off for years to come by maintaining one of the world’s largest archives of data from observational studies.
April 03, 2013
A diversity of science by researchers at NCAR and across the university community is emerging from the new system.
Radar research: Doppler on Wheels radar unit scans a severe thunderstorm
February 28, 2013
They’ve been carried by truck into supercell thunderstorms, flown on aircraft into hurricanes, and sliced and diced the atmosphere in myriad ways. Where are research radars headed next, and where will they take science and society?
Connecting agriculture & climate: Agricultural engineer Kenneth Sudduth examines samples of grain collected by a combine
February 19, 2013
Farmers and other stakeholders are hungry for guidance on how crops may fare as the nation’s climate evolves over the coming decades. This year’s National Climate Assessment includes new findings on agriculture and climate change that draw from collaborations between NCAR and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Climate change, IPCC & aerosols - Early morning smokestacks
January 17, 2013
Two leading climate-change researchers cast new light on one of the most prominent findings of the last major IPCC report, issued in 2007.
Top 10 weather stories-Hurricane Sandy aftermath at Long Beach, NY
December 19, 2012
We've assembled the 10 most popular stories on AtmosNews from the last 12 months. With hurricanes, warm waves, and a derecho, there's a lot to reflect on.

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