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Drought-parched bed of Teller Lake, east of Boulder, Colorado
September 20, 2013
Parts of the central United States may become more prone to summertime drying than earlier thought, based on new simulations of climate change that involve both global and regional climate models.
sunrise over the Atlantic
August 26, 2013
A grand solar minimum would slow global warming but not stop it.
August 13, 2013
Scientists are zeroing in on microbes that eat carbon in the soil and release it back to the atmosphere, thereby influencing global climate.
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research jet during the HIPPO field campaign
August 09, 2013
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are fluctuating more than they used to from one season to another, according to observations from the HIPPO field project. This may be a sign of significant changes in northern ecosystems.
Drought and tourism: Photo of dry, cracked lakebed
July 08, 2013
Drier ski slopes, reduced river flows, and increased wildfires can potentially discourage tourists from coming to Colorado. Should local officials and business leaders do more to plan for these impacts?
May 31, 2013
NCAR has made key upgrades to its Helicopter Emergency Medical Services tool, which helps helicopter rescue pilots decide quickly whether weather conditions are safe enough to attempt a low-altitude flight.
Small volcanoes, big climate impact: Sarychev Volcano
March 21, 2013
A new study by an NCAR researcher shows that small- to moderate-size volcanoes have helped slow down warming over the last decade, while industrial emissions of Sun-blocking sulfur dioxide over Asia have contributed relatively little to the slowdown.
Weathercasters and climate change: Gary Lezak, KSHB, Kansas City
March 01, 2013
Broadcast meteorologists are a leading source of information about the atmosphere for the public, but many avoid mentioning global warming. New research finds barriers that may keep them from addressing the science of climate change on the air.
Hurricane Forecasting: Satellite image of Tropical Storm Gaston
February 25, 2013
As a step toward meeting the goal of providing earlier warnings, NCAR scientists and their colleagues are examining what enables poorly organized clusters of thunderstorms to develop into tropical storms and hurricanes.
Andean glacier melt - NCAR scientist Carl Schmitt on a Peruvian glacier.
February 04, 2013
A team of researchers, including NCAR scientist Carl Schmitt, are climbing high in the Peruvian Andes to assess the extent to which the white ice is being darkened by ash and other particulates that are emitted by nearby industrial operations. The dark particles can accelerate glacial melting, eventually threatening runoff that supplies water for millions of South American residents.

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