In Brief

3D printing technology is being tested to produce weather stations
July 22, 2015
UCAR is using advanced technology to create inexpensive weather stations for developing nations.
Map showing NCAR ensemble forecast with results from 10 members
June 03, 2015
NCAR scientists are generating daily, high-resolution ensemble forecasts for the continental U.S. and making them available online.
Forecasting water supply: A technician conducts a snow survey in the Conejos River basin
May 14, 2015
NCAR researchers are partnering with local, state and federal organizations to improve water supply forecasts in the upper Rio Grande.
Climate and tropical forests: photo of tropical rainforest
March 31, 2015
NCAR is taking part in a major international project to study how climate change will affect tropical rainforests around the world.
Forecasting air quality: photo of Los Angeles in summer smog
March 11, 2015
NCAR and its research partners have received a $1.3 million NASA grant to develop the capability for detailed 48-hour forecasts of ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter.
The powerful HIAPER Cloud Radar, mounted in the white pod, flies over a major Nor'easter
February 09, 2015
Scientists flew the new HIAPER Cloud Radar above a major northeast snowstorm, obtaining critical data on its structure and dynamics.
Air quality in WINTER: Map highlighting research areas for WINTER field campaign
February 02, 2015
A major field project in the Eastern United States, supported by NCAR, seeks to better understand air pollution during winter.
The urban heat island effect can be exacerbated by the smooth surfaces of buildings, such as these in Dallas.
January 13, 2015
Researchers are using specialized modeling techniques have learned how turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days.
By Jenny Varley (IMG_1340) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
December 16, 2014
We've assembled 10 of the most popular stories on AtmosNews from the last 12 months.
November 14, 2014
The urge to transform higher education through online technology is making its way into atmospheric science. Benefits as well as pitfalls came to light as faculty on the front lines of experimentation shared notes in a UCAR-hosted forum last month.

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