Top 10 stories of 2012

A year-end roundup of AtmosNews hits

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Top 10 stories of the year in AtmosNews

As you might guess, Hurricane and/or Superstorm Sandy looms large, but a variety of other topics made the cut as well.

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 1  A more perfect storm:
Sandy could make history

GFDL forecast depicting of Hurricane Sandy inland near Philadelphia


Bob Henson's first look at the approaching storm (10/25/12)

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Steroids, baseball,
and climate change

Still from steroids-baseball-climate animation


Our blockbuster animated video explains how carbon dioxide "juices" the climate system  (02/06/12)

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The hybridization of Sandy:
How a superstorm came to be

UCAR Magazine


After landfall, some meteorological forensics (11/02/12)

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Future warming likely to be on high side of climate projections



Research findings from NCAR’s John Fasullo and Kevin Trenberth (10/08/12)

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Doping the atmosphere?

UCAR News Center


When weather disasters happen, is climate change to blame? 02/06/12)

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Four surprises from Sandy:
Things hurricanes don't usually do

Hurricane Sandy


As Sandy approached, its unusual features came into focus (10/29/12)

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The Great Warm Wave:
A top-10 list

UCAR Magazine


Lamblike March weather had a lion's heart (03/23/12)

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Torrents, droughts, and twisters:
Effects of greenhouse gases

A tornado bears down on the Texas Panhandle.


Which links between climate change and weather extremes are stronger or weaker? (02/06/12)

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Derecho in DC:
Science and surprise

Derecho of June 29, 2012


Behind the storms that socked the mid-Atlantic in late June (07/02/12)

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Summertime, and the
twisters are missin'

Tornado near Cherokee, OK, on April 14, 2012


Why was the tornado count for July 2012 way below average? (07/24/12)

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