April 23, 2012
Many facets of everyday life, from boarding a plane to turning on the lights or driving down the highway, are becoming safer and more cost-effective with the help of technologies rooted in atmospheric science.
UCAR Magazine
March 15, 2012
Days lengthen as spring arrives, but several other signs of the season are showing up earlier and earlier. Some animals and insects aren’t adapting fast enough to this "asynchrony," and there's an increasing disconnect with legal dates that govern hunting and other resource management.
Japanese cherry tree blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
February 07, 2012
How one weathercaster puts the weather report into a climate context.
Dan Satterfield, broadcast meteorologist
February 06, 2012
There's insurance, and then there's reinsurance - and both are affected by weather and climate. So how are insurers planning for a future where the impact of weather catastrophes meets climate change?
Stack of 100 dollar bills
February 06, 2012
When weather disasters happen, is climate change to blame? The stories, video, and interactives in "Weather on Steroids" explore that question from a number of angles. It turns out that blaming climate change for wild weather's not that simple. Here’s why.
UCAR News Center
February 06, 2012
Experts from a variety of disciplines are joining forces to improve how severe-weather warnings are crafted and communicated. The "Weather-Ready Nation" initiative comes on the heels of a year packed with U.S. weather disasters.
UCAR Magazine
February 06, 2012
After years of painstaking research, scientists are now developing tools to make faster connections between disastrous weather and climate science.
Lightning
December 29, 2011
After almost 24 years as UCAR president, Rick Anthes reflects on what has changed, what has not, and what may change in the future.
September 07, 2011
According to Rick Anthes, the human and economic costs of weather-related disasters would be far greater without NOAA’s satellite and radar observations and weather forecast models.
June 21, 2011
The economic impacts of routine weather events can add up to 3.4% of the nation's GDP.
June 09, 2011
Prior to massive flooding early in 2011, long-term drought plagued the Australian state of Queensland . As part of a broad research program on cloud seeding, NCAR researchers have been steadily crunching data from a 2008–09 field project that looked into how to make the clouds drop more rain on the region.
classroom scene
April 08, 2011
Alaska is among the fastest-warming places on Earth, with its interior region warming the most statewide. A study by NCAR’s Shannon McNeeley looks at the vulnerability to climate change of native rural communities.
Alaska Natives in a boat on the river with a moose they've just killed.
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
March 10, 2011
Like a creature from a hydrologic horror flick, Devils Lake, North Dakota, has been expanding off and on for 70 years, most dramatically from the mid-1990s onward. Some of its tendrils have blocked rail lines and roadways for years.
Birds gather at a flooded spot in a North Dakota roadway.
March 02, 2011
Rick Anthes asks if future scientific breakthroughs and technological innovation will be "Made in China."
Richard Anthes on the Zhongnanhai (Chinese White House) campus in Beijing
March 02, 2011
New research indicates that a regional nuclear war would deplete Earth’s protective ozone layer so profoundly that levels of ultraviolet radiation across the world would exceed levels now considered extreme.
Map of the world with colors indicating UV indices.
February 23, 2011
A case study from NCAR looks at how coastal residents assessed their risks and made decisions leading up to Hurricane Ike.
Debris on streets.
January 18, 2011
Geoengineering our climate system to ward off the effects of global warming may end up cooling the tropics to below present-day levels.
Vibrant green tropical forest.
November 15, 2010
As president of the American Meteorological Society, Margaret LeMone pondered communication-related issues for the 2011 annual meeting of the AMS.
David Levin (NOVA) and Tim Lim (NCAR) at VORTEX2 field project
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
July 21, 2010
One of the most influential and colorful atmospheric scientists of modern times passed from the scene unexpectedly on 19 July. Stephen Schneider died of an apparent heart attack while on board a flight from Sweden to London.
Stephen Schneider outdoors at NCAR in 1978
June 10, 2010
New, more interactive and versatile uses of the Web are beginning to enable profound changes in the entire life cycle of scientific publications. Among these developments, one that is currently looming large in many scientists’ minds is open access.
Hand holding key
June 09, 2010
As the public and political dialogue surrounding climate change heats up, UCAR's Jack Fellows finds that climate change science has never been more rigorous and exciting.
May 14, 2010
Their letter to the president of the University of Virginia supports a statement by the university's faculty and questions the Virginia attorney general's use of governmental authority.
March 01, 2010
Clarence Mann, University of Michigan • Mann is crossing many boundaries on the way to a master's in environmental and land use planning. His research is creating new tools for urban planners and decision makers.
Clarence Mann (right) with NCAR technician Cliff Hiezer

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