October 28, 2014
The scientists who developed an innovative way to use GPS technology for moisture measurements have won one of the world's most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources.
GPS sensor installed on Niwot Ridge, CO, to measure snow depth
October 07, 2014
U.S. atmospheric researchers and counterparts at the India Ministry of Earth Sciences will collaborate to advance weather forecasting and technology under a new agreement.
UCAR, India join forces for research. Photo: A farm in India, misty hills in background
September 03, 2014
With support from NSF's EarthCube initiative, UCAR is launching a project with two partners—Cornell University and UNAVCO—that aims to connect the dots among field experiments, research teams, datasets, research instruments, and published findings.
Cloud streets above Bering Sea off south coast of Alaska, 4/7/13
July 15, 2014
Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations this summer are using aircraft, ground-based sensors, computer models, and other tools to track the origins of summertime ozone, a significant health threat.
Assessing air quality from above: NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft in flight
June 18, 2014
In a first for NCAR, the center’s Colorado-based S-Pol research radar is being operated from 1,600 miles away. Four students at North Carolina State University are learning about severe storm structure and radar operations at the same time.
Research radar on the road: S-Pol radar in the Maldives
January 06, 2014
It’s hard to escape the cold now plowing into the eastern United States. Amid all the hype, what stands out about this early winter onslaught?
Winter cold: Student launching a weather balloon in heavy snow during OWLes project
November 05, 2013
NCAR is helping to assure that atmospheric field campaigns will pay off for years to come by maintaining one of the world’s largest archives of data from observational studies.
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V at HIPPO field project in Alaska
August 09, 2013
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are fluctuating more than they used to from one season to another, according to observations from the HIPPO field project. This may be a sign of significant changes in northern ecosystems.
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research jet during the HIPPO field campaign
May 13, 2013
To better predict where thunderstorms will rip across the central United States this spring, researchers are teaming a high-flying aircraft with fine-grained computer simulations.
Thunderstorm research: NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V jet at field campaign
March 18, 2013
If predicting snow is a tough business, measuring it is no piece of cake either.
Snow measurement: Ethan Gutmann checks automated equipment
February 28, 2013
They’ve been carried by truck into supercell thunderstorms, flown on aircraft into hurricanes, and sliced and diced the atmosphere in myriad ways. Where are research radars headed next, and where will they take science and society?
Radar research: Doppler on Wheels radar unit scans a severe thunderstorm
January 24, 2013
Much of the United States has felt winter’s bite this week, with fresh but frigid cold to the east and a weeks-long spell of stagnant, polluted chill to the west.
Inversion over Salt Lake City, January 2011, related to persistent cold and pollution events
October 04, 2012
Scientists are analyzing results from a project that pulled together chemists, radar experts, cloud physicists, forecasters, pilots, and other specialists to investigate the evolution of thunderstorms.
UCAR Magazine
August 13, 2012
States are having to make tough decisions regarding their water use and their interaction with water. NCAR scientists are involved in collaborative projects in Colorado, Louisiana, and Oklahoma to evaluate the long-term effects of today’s decisions.
UCAR Magazine
May 31, 2012
A small, sophisticated instrument package developed at NCAR and dropped from aircraft has led to notable improvements in hurricane prediction. Now these devices are poised to deliver more data than ever, thanks to a new design and a remotely piloted NASA aircraft.
UCAR Magazine
May 31, 2012
A multisatellite observing system that was only a gleam in researchers’ eyes in the 1990s is now a key tool for monitoring Earth’s atmosphere. An ambitious follow-up project could yield up to ten times the data gathered by the current satellites.
UCAR Magazine
May 31, 2012
NCAR scientists are developing a system to relay updates on weather and road conditions to and from wireless-enabled vehicles.
UCAR Magazine
May 10, 2012
Thanks to deicing treatment and careful route selection, commercial pilots now avoid most of the threat that ice will encase critical parts of a plane. But another, more mysterious kind of in-flight icing hazard is now gaining attention.
Small plane flying near clouds
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
Amid day-to-day weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks, there's a no-man's-zone of uncertainty one to two months out. A phenomenon called the Madden-Julian Oscillation may hold the key to better predictions in this intermediate period.
UCAR Magazine
November 18, 2011
Improved forecasting, driving safety are among the goals of new research.
Artist's rendering: prototype Vehicle Data Translator system
November 14, 2011
PLOWS campaign opens a window on how snow develops in clouds.
UCAR News Center
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
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

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