Hailstones in a field
Scientists want to better understand and predict hailstorms, which cause more than $10 billion of damage yearly.
Oroville Dam spillway
Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change.
NSF/NCAR C-130 research aircraft being readied for takeoff
Scientists are gathering the most comprehensive dataset yet on western wildfire smoke and its impacts on weather, air quality, and climate.
Snow-covered Antarctic landscape
Scientists set out to understand how much snow is feeding the Antarctic ice sheets and whether it is enough to offset the ice lost to the ocean.
California wildfire: Researchers study links between small-scale winds and megafires
Detailed observations and modeling of a California megafire highlight the role of small-scale winds in driving a conflagration.
weather in the cloud: NEXRAD data visualization
Meteorologists and other users accessed more than twice as much U.S. weather radar data after NOAA partnered with Amazon and UCAR to make the data available in the cloud.
NOAA precipitation forecast for 2017-18 winter
George Washington lacked a modern seasonal forecast when his army faced unprecedented cold in the winter of 1779-80.
HAO eclipse gallery: side-by-side pre- and post-processed images, 1901 eclipse
Scientists are eager to capture images of this year's eclipse — but that's nothing new. Researchers have been poring over images of total solar eclipses practically since there were images available to pore over.