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June 30, 2015
The board is looking at several possibilities for an interim leader.
June 29, 2015
The online graphics being introduced by the NWS this summer draw on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR who focus on how to better convey forecast information visually.
New NWS forecast graphics, shown here, draw on NCAR research.
May 20, 2015
Researchers armed with more than 100 scientific instruments will spend six weeks this summer probing nocturnal thunderstorms on the Great Plains.
NCAR S-Pol Portable Doppler radar; will be used to study nighttime thunderstorms
May 18, 2015
The interaction of a warming climate with a growing, shifting population could subject more people to sweltering conditions.
Exposure to extreme heat could rise: Graph shows regional increases
May 07, 2015
CDC and NCAR researchers find correlations across the U.S. between weather conditions and subsequent flareups of the virus.
Map showing regions of the US, such as Great Plains, where West Nile virus incidence is highest
April 22, 2015
The international program has generated more than 100 million environmental measurements collected by students around the world,"
Students in the GLOBE program test water salinity at a tide pool off the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.
April 07, 2015
The Sun's activity waxes and wanes nearly every two years. The discovery provides clues that could help improve forecasting of solar storms, which can affect technological systems that society depends on.
Seasons on the Sun: Coronal mass ejection in 2012
January 21, 2015
The affiliation establishes a long-term collaboration between UCAR's science education center and the Smithsonian.
UCAR named Smithsonian Affiliate: Kids experiment with cloud exhibit
December 30, 2014
A new study led by NASA and NCAR shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more human-emitted carbon dioxide than many scientists thought.
tropical rain forests and CO2: Serra do Mar Paranaense, Brazil
December 22, 2014
A piece of coral in a University of Arizona lab has revealed a link between Pacific trade winds and shifts in 20th century climate.
Sailboat in calm sea near Kiribati
December 17, 2014
The collaboration will expand visualization capabilities in the bio- and geosciences, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
VAPOR scientific visualization of Hurricane Katrina
December 16, 2014
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education will ensure the long-term sustainability of NSDL.
December 04, 2014
New research demonstrates that an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in causing substantially more rainfall in two major regions of Africa.
Greenhouse gases & past African rain: Photo of Ubari Oasis in southern Libya
November 19, 2014
As the foundation continues its focus on commercialization of research, it welcomes a new chair and two new members to its board of directors.
October 29, 2014
The popular day of science and family fun at NCAR's Mesa Lab focuses this year on how we measure the weather.
Participants in Super Science Saturday
October 28, 2014
The scientists who developed an innovative way to use GPS technology for moisture measurements have won one of the world's most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources.
GPS sensor installed on Niwot Ridge, CO, to measure snow depth
October 28, 2014
A software platform enabling on-demand creation of customizable curricula using curated open education resources will get a development boost from a new agreement between EdTrex, the University of Colorado, and UCAR.
Digital teaching tools: Students using laptops in classroom at University Laboratory High School in Urbana, IL
October 14, 2014
A cutting-edge wind and solar energy forecasting system that has saved electricity consumers $40 million to date has won a prestigious 2014 Colorado Governor’s Award.
Solar panels being installed on U.S. DOE building
October 07, 2014
U.S. atmospheric researchers and counterparts at the India Ministry of Earth Sciences will collaborate to advance weather forecasting and technology under a new agreement.
UCAR, India join forces for research. Photo: A farm in India, misty hills in background
September 24, 2014
Co-sponsored by UCAR, Workforce Boulder County, and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the job fair will take place October 7 at UCAR's Center Green campus.
Job fair for veterans, people with disabilities, at UCAR
September 17, 2014
Students and researchers will have access to advanced collaborative resources through the Internet2 consortium, thanks in part to networking support by UCAR.
August 26, 2014
An estimated 40 percent of the world's waste is burned in unregulated fires, emitting pollutants that can harm human health and the environment.
Trash burning and air pollution: open trash fire in General Santos, Philippines
August 05, 2014
NCAR has implemented an enhanced data sharing service that allows scientists increased access to data as well as improved capabilities for collaborative research.
The Globally Accessible Data Environment (GLADE) at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center
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

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