In Brief

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.
October 22, 2014
Experts from Asia and North America met at NCAR on September 15–18 to discuss promising avenues of research that could lead to improvements in predicting hurricanes, floods, and other phenomena affecting billions of people.
Turbines at Cedar Creek Wind Farm in northeast Colorado
October 08, 2014
To help provide guidance to utilities, scientists at NCAR and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have produced maps that show how U.S. wind and solar energy resources may evolve by 2060 . The maps include projections for each season and for different times of day, while taking into account natural variability.
Advanced Study at NCAR: Scene from a postdoctoral seminar, 1963
October 01, 2014
NCAR's Advanced Study Program has been helping future leaders in weather, water, climate, and solar research launch their careers since 1963.
Severe thunderstorm east of Denver, 5/21/14
September 23, 2014
Founded on an NCAR-based research model, the new High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model will transform how the National Weather Service predicts short-range weather threats.
Cloud streets above Bering Sea off south coast of Alaska, 4/7/13
September 03, 2014
With support from NSF's EarthCube initiative, UCAR is launching a project with two partners—Cornell University and UNAVCO—that aims to connect the dots among field experiments, research teams, datasets, research instruments, and published findings.

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