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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.
NCAR sea ice predictions: Images showing observed and predicted winter sea ice loss
December 08, 2015
NCAR scientists present evidence in a new study that they can predict whether the Arctic sea ice that forms in the winter will grow, shrink, or hold its own over the next several years.
Climate and food security. Photo of farmer tilling soil
December 01, 2015
The impacts are expected to be particularly pronounced for the poor and those living in tropical regions.
American Meteorological Society logo
October 29, 2015
The honor is for making outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences or related fields.
Picture of the three new UCAR trustees.
October 28, 2015
UCAR's member universities elected six trustees during the annual members meeting in Boulder.



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