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AtmosNews: Radar workshop, climate change on TV, hurricane alignment, more

Getting the most from research radar
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? A workshop held at UCAR put these questions on the front burner. more>

Climate change, conflict, and TV weather
Broadcast meteorologists are a leading source of information about the atmosphere for the general public, but many avoid mentioning global warming. New research from NCAR finds several barriers that may be keeping weathercasters from addressing the science of climate change on the air. more>

Proper alignment may be key to hurricanes
As a step toward meeting the goal of providing earlier warnings, NCAR scientists and their colleagues are examining what enables poorly organized clusters of thunderstorms to develop into tropical storms and hurricanes. more>

Scientists climb high to study melt
A team of researchers, including an NCAR scientist, is climbing high in the Peruvian Andes to assess the extent to which the white ice is being darkened by ash and other particulates that are emitted by nearby industrial operations. more>

The eyes of winter
Satellite images have revealed at least three dramatic eye-like features not far off the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts over the last several weeks. While these can look startlingly like the eyes of hurricanes, they’re not quite the same thing. more>

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