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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
February 25, 2011
Richard Anthes, longtime president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), announced today that he plans to step down at the end of this year.
Richard Anthes
February 03, 2011
New research indicates reduced spring snowpack and warmer summer temperatures will affect wolverine habitat.
January 13, 2011
The magnitude of climate change millions of years ago suggests that future temperatures may increase far more than projected.
January 06, 2011
Structures called spicules may explain why the Sun’s corona is much hotter than its surface, according to a new paper in Science.
satellite image of area on solar disk with spicules emerging from the surface
December 27, 2010
New research points to more dust particles in the atmosphere than previously believed.
Color illustration of part of Earth and words
December 17, 2010
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are receiving prestigious honors from a number of professional bodies for their research, leadership, and commitment to advancing science.
November 15, 2010
The new service will provide reporters with timely responses to their questions about the science of climate change.
Jeff Taylor
October 21, 2010
Deciduous plants absorb about a third more of a common class of air polluting chemicals than previously realized.
October 19, 2010
The threat of drought is expected to increase throughout the century, potentially affecting many heavily populated regions.
Map showing projected drought risk for Africa and Europe, 2090-2099
October 15, 2010
President Obama today named Warren Washington, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), as one of 10 eminent researchers to be awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.
President Obama shakes hands with Warren Washington
October 12, 2010
Experience hands-on science and Halloween fun at NCAR on Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event is a family favorite.
October 08, 2010
Changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide says a new study in PNAS.
September 29, 2010
Scientists, policymakers, and regional leaders presented the National Climate Adaptation Summit Report to President Obama's science and technology advisor, John Holdren.
Map of U.S. coast (cropped) showing areas of sea level change
September 28, 2010
Veterans in the Boulder-Denver area will be the focus of a job fair on Tuesday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A number of area companies need to fill about 200 positions over the next 6 to 12 months in a broad range of fields.
NCAR's skilled machinists work on research instruments
September 21, 2010
Sustained winds can produce a parting of the waters under certain conditions.
illustration of wind setdown with area map inset
August 26, 2010
Scientists have detected "starspots," on the surface of a star using stellar seismology. The technique offers the potential to examine hundreds of stars.
Image of a satellite pointed at star
August 26, 2010
The new research has implications for satellite orbits.
August 18, 2010
The Community Earth System Model helps scientists shed light on some of the critical mysteries of global warming.
August 12, 2010
Results from a new study should help scientists better understand the factors controlling the timing of solar cycles and could lead to better predictions.
July 20, 2010
Researchers and aircraft will search for secrets of hurricane formation above the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Felix satellite image
July 13, 2010
The study, published in Nature Geoscience, finds that the rise is at least partly a result of climate change.
July 06, 2010
The agreement will help the two countries increase their joint research into the complexities of climate change.
Signing of memorandum
June 14, 2010
Turboprop and jet aircraft can create hole-punch clouds, which have long fascinated the public.
hole-punch cloud
June 03, 2010
A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.

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