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July 25, 2014
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global yields of corn and wheat because of warming temperatures.
Crops and climate change: Wheat ripens in a California field
July 15, 2014
Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations this summer are using aircraft, ground-based sensors, computer models, and other tools to track the origins of summertime ozone, a significant health threat.
Assessing air quality from above: NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft in flight
June 24, 2014
A new grant will help researchers measure pollution from open-fire cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children in developing countries.
Cookstoves and air quality: A rural stove using biomass cakes, fuelwood and trash as cooking fuel
May 14, 2014
Kathryn Schmoll, UCAR vice president for finance and administration, will advise the agency on challenges and solutions as it embarks on a new era of exploration.
Kathryn Schmoll
May 05, 2014
Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone events by 2050 because of factors related to climate change.
Hazy skies in Los Angeles as viewed from the Getty Center, 3/18/08
April 22, 2014
Participants will develop performance-enhancing applications methods while training the next generation of scientists and engineers.
HIgh performance computing at NCAR: Visualization of wind speed using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer
April 17, 2014
UCAR's Unidata program, which provides unique support to researchers and students worldwide, will expand its services over the next five years.
Geosciences computing: This 3-D depiction of the flow in and around 2008's Hurricane Gustav was created using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer.
April 08, 2014
UCAR and the U.N. Foundation have assembled a network of experts who can discuss climate change in communities across the country.
NASA image of Earth from Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), 5/26/12
March 27, 2014
Three scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research who served as authors of the assessment will be available for interviews after the report is released.
Impacts of climate change: Depiction of global temperature increase from Community Earth System Model
March 19, 2014
The Climate Data Initiative announced by President Obama will enable new industries to use climate data to enhance long-range decisions and planning.
President's Open Data Initiative: Graphic showing binary code
January 23, 2014
UCAR has signed an agreement with NSF to renew its management of NCAR for five years
UCAR renews agreement with NSF to manage NCAR: Photo of NCAR Mesa Lab
January 07, 2014
Leading scientists head to the western tropical Pacific, where storms influence climate worldwide.
Examining the "global chimney" - Photo of towering storm clouds over the Pacific Ocean, Maldives
December 17, 2013
Three states are deploying snowplows this winter with custom-designed sensors to better monitor weather and road conditions.
Winter driving on I-84 at Meacham Hill, Oregon
November 20, 2013
Maximizing returns on financial investments depends on accurately accounting for weather and climate risks, new report concludes.
Finance and weather/climate risk: water-vapor satellite image from Midwest tornado outbreak, Nov 17, 2013
November 14, 2013
Using new satellite data, scientists have developed a technique that may produce continually updated, 24-hour predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes.
Forecasts of long-lived wildfires: June 2010 fire in Great Sand Dunes National Park
November 01, 2013
Every 1 degree Fahrenheit of future warming will mean a significant reduction in the annual flow of streams that provide water to the city.
Salt Lake City
October 31, 2013
Shading the planet would produce drop in seasonal rains over many regions, new research finds.
October 27, 2013
Scientists find that an atmospheric pattern can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance.
Long-term forecasts of heat waves: illustration with 5 high pressure ridges, typical of wavenumber-5 pattern
October 15, 2013
The public is invited for a day of science and Halloween fun at this year's event on October 26 at NCAR's Mesa Lab.
September 27, 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the first major segment of its new assessment report in Stockholm on September 27. Audio is now available from a teleconference with NCAR scientists and university partners, who discussed the report and took questions from the media.
September 06, 2013
Two recently remodeled buildings on UCAR's Foothills campus have earned the highest possible rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for their sustainable design.
FLA Anthes Building
August 19, 2013
A rare confluence of three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably.
flooding in Australia
August 01, 2013
Two NCAR senior scientists are being recognized by the American Geophysical Union for their work on research and communication.
NCAR senior scientist Raymond Roble, winner of 2013 William Bowie Medal from American Geophysical Union
July 30, 2013
James Hurrell, an associate director and senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has been named the center’s new director.
NCAR Mesa Laboratory
July 17, 2013
The NWSC received top honors in a category that recognizes the reality of designing and operating data centers in the context of environmental scrutiny.
Green Data Center Award: The Vistor Center at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

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