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June 20, 2012
Colony of world's largest penguins may decline dramatically as Antarctic sea ice recedes this century, new study indicates.
Emperor penguins.
April 30, 2012
Scientists are targeting thunderstorms across the U.S. to discover what happens when clouds suck up air from Earth’s surface many miles into the atmosphere.
February 13, 2012
Scientists are working to solve a critical wintertime weather mystery: how to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground.
Scientist examines laser instrument for measuring snow
January 30, 2012
Volcanic eruptions and resulting changes to sea ice and ocean currents may be the cause.
November 18, 2011
Improved forecasting, driving safety are among the goals of new research.
Artist's rendering: prototype Vehicle Data Translator system
November 10, 2011
The new system enables utility operators to constantly anticipate the amount of energy produced by wind farms across Xcel’s service area.
Six wind turbines in a field, with stratocumulous in the background
November 09, 2011
The governor will present the annual awards for “High Impact Research” on November 15 to teams from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and three other Colorado-based research centers for scientific breakthroughs.
Terry Hock demonstrates NCAR dropsonde
November 07, 2011
The powerful new system from IBM, dubbed Yellowstone, will be installed early in 2012 at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center exterior
October 18, 2011
Bogdan, who will take over the reins at UCAR on January 9, 2012, joins UCAR from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center, where he is director.
October 17, 2011
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy the hands-on science and Halloween fun, activities, workshops, and presentations. Touch Ice Age fossils from Snowmass, "tour" the African Serengeti, and explore much more at this free, fun event.
September 22, 2011
The DYNAMO field project will help improve long-range weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks by focusing on the Madden-Julian Oscillation.
radar at DYNAMO field project
September 16, 2011
Computer simulations point to ocean depths below about 1,000 feet as the main location for "missing heat."
September 14, 2011
Joan Kleypas has conducted pioneering research into the effects of climate change on coral reefs.
September 14, 2011
Veterans seeking work on the northern Front Range will have the opportunity to talk directly with employers at the event, which is co-sponsored by UCAR and Workforce Boulder County.
Two women discuss employment possibilities at Veterans Job Fair
September 08, 2011
The study underscores the complex and sometimes conflicting ways in which fossil fuel burning affects Earth’s climate.
September 07, 2011
The HIPPO field project is enabling researchers to generate the first detailed 3-D mapping of the global distribution of gases and particles that affect Earth’s climate.
August 11, 2011
Sea ice could stabilize or even expand for periods of several years, but it will ultimately melt as the climate warms.
Chunks of sea ice and open water
July 27, 2011
Alfvén waves contain enough energy to heat the corona and drive the solar wind.
NASA SDO satellite image: AIA 171 on 2011-07-26 at 22:45:01 UT
June 30, 2011
The inadvertent cloud-seeding effect occurs up to about 6 percent of the time at major airports.
June 21, 2011
The economic impacts of routine weather events can add up to 3.4% of the nation's GDP.
June 10, 2011
With the facility nearly complete, the project shifts to facilities testing and then procurement, installation, and testing of the center's supercomputing systems.
Exterior of NWSC with cooling tower at right
June 07, 2011
New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to accumulate during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea.
April 12, 2011
FIP-Severity provides 12-hour icing forecasts to pilots and forecasters on the likelihood of encountering dangerous in-flight icing conditions.
Map of upper Midwest with dark blue areas of potentially severe icing
April 06, 2011
Kick off Earth Day celebrations an NCAR with Wild Earth Saturday on April 16. Free family fun from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 06, 2011
Cities worldwide are failing to take necessary steps to protect their residents from the likely impacts of climate change.
near Mexico City

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