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Tony Busalacchi
May 05, 2016
Dr. Antonio (Tony) J. Busalacchi was named the next president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) today, following an extensive international search.
NCAR map shows ocean deoxygenation by time of emergence
April 27, 2016
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change should be evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040.
Image of sea surface temperatures that predict a heat wave
March 28, 2016
The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance.
 Zika virus risk in US: map of risk in 50 cities
March 16, 2016
A multidisciplinary team of scientists studies the possible timing and location of Zika virus risk in the United States.
An artist's rendering of the COSMIC satellites in space
March 08, 2016
A constellation of six small satellites has made outsized contributions to our ability to forecast severe weather events, track climate change, and understand space weather.
Map shows heat wave across U.S.,  late August 2013
February 23, 2016
Sweltering heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth's land surface by 2075.
Southwest drought: A dry lake bed in Colorado
February 04, 2016
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into a drier climate state.
A 3D rendering of a thunderstorm
January 11, 2016
The new system for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center will be capable of more than 2.5 times the amount of scientific computing performed by its predecessor.
ORCAS infographic shows how air-sea exchange of gases will be studied over Southern Ocean
January 05, 2016
The ORCAS field campaign will help scientists better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.
Wildfire prediction system: Still from computer model visualization of wildfire
December 09, 2015
The agreement will lead to the country’s most advanced system for predicting wildfire behavior, including where and how quickly the blazes will spread.

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