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November 01, 2012
NCAR scientists are leading a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease.
Cooking over an open fire in Ghana.
October 23, 2012
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun, activities, workshops, and presentations.
October 15, 2012
The NWSC, which houses one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opened in October, as scientists at NCAR and universities across the country launched a series of initial scientific projects on the center’s flagship supercomputer, called Yellowstone.
View of the NWSC building from the entry drive
October 10, 2012
A new exhibit at NCAR's Mesa Laboratory will convey the power of thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more to tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Display of anemometers as part of NCAR's new "Watching the Weather" exhibit
September 24, 2012
Veterans and people with disabilities seeking work along the northern Front Range will have the opportunity to speak directly with employers at a job fair in Boulder on Tuesday, October 2.
participants in the 2011 job fair at UCAR
September 19, 2012
A new NCAR turbulence avoidance system has been approved at Juneau International Airport and can be adapted for additional airports in rugged settings.
Juneau Airport, with high mountains in background
July 24, 2012
The effort to improve air quality during the 2008 summer games enabled researchers to quantify the link between traffic and carbon dioxide.
Map showing area with reduced carbon emissions
July 23, 2012
Rayder will provide strategic direction on policy issues while pursuing new national and international partnerships.
Scott Rayder
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

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