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June 12, 2008
Scientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting Earth's thermal balance. Findings will be used to improve computer models of global climate.
Photograph of three men in a hangar wroking on equipment  attached to a plane
June 10, 2008
The rate of climate warming over northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia could more than triple during periods of rapid sea ice loss, according to a new study led by NCAR.
Color image of two globes showing sea ice decline in the northern hemisphere
June 06, 2008
National research centers in the United States and United Kingdom are signing a memorandum of understanding today to collaborate more closely on atmospheric science and technology.
Photograph of five people, two sitting at desk, Boulder flatirons in window
June 05, 2008
Student scientists from the United States and around the world are converging in South Africa this month in what is likely to be one of the largest-ever international gatherings of teenage researchers.
Photograph of students standing in a hole, collecting soil samples
May 30, 2008
Eric J. Barron was named director of NCAR today, following a rigorous international search.
Eric Barron
May 27, 2008
The convening lead authors of today's landmark government report on climate change impacts in the United States are available for comment.
Photograph of wheat, close-up
May 15, 2008
The National Science Board has authorized the National Science Foundation to negotiate a new cooperative agreement with UCAR to continue to manage and operate its flagship weather and climate center, NCAR.
Photograph of a modern, pink cement building and pines,with blue sky background
May 08, 2008
NCAR has taken delivery of a new IBM supercomputer that will advance research into severe weather and the future of Earth's climate.
Photograph of a large, super computer, black with IBM on side
May 07, 2008
Computer analyses of global climate have consistently overstated warming in Antarctica, concludes new research by scientists at NCAR and Ohio State University.
Andrew Monaghan
April 24, 2008
A much-discussed idea to offset global warming by injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere would have a drastic impact on Earth's protective ozone layer.
Simone Tilmes
April 21, 2008
The shrinking expanse of Arctic sea ice is increasingly vulnerable to summer sunshine, new research concludes.
Jennifer Kay
April 21, 2008
Commercial operators, governments, and academic researchers worldwide are engaging in cloud seeding and other weather modification projects to try to influence local conditions.
Roelof Bruintjes
April 10, 2008
The National Hurricane Center will implement a new technique this summer, developed by researchers at NCAR and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), to continually monitor landfalling storms in the United States.
Photograph of Wen-Chau Lee
April 02, 2008
Reducing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the coming century will be more challenging than society has been led to believe, according to a new research commentary.
Photograph of Tom Wigley
February 26, 2008
Arden L. Bement Jr., director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), today announced the appointment of Timothy Killeen to become NSF assistant director for the geosciences.
Tim Killeen
February 14, 2008
A nationwide initiative starting tomorrow will enable volunteers to track climate change by observing the timing of flowers and foliage.
Photograph of yellow flowere, close-up, green background
February 12, 2008
Leading representatives from indigenous and scientific communities will take part in a landmark climate change symposium at NCAR in Boulder.
Photograph of a prairie with red barn in the distance, blue sky
February 07, 2008
Natural processes may prevent oceans from warming beyond a certain point, helping protect some coral reefs from the impacts of climate change, new research finds.
Photograph of Joan Kleypas
January 17, 2008
As the city of New Orleans struggles to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, researchers are learning more about weather and climate and their impacts on society.
Hurricane Katrina nears the Gulf Coast on August 28, 2005
January 09, 2008
The nation's most extensive collection of digital learning resources for geoscience education is now based at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Karon Kelly

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