In Brief

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.
Future of weather prediction: Thunderstorm near Denver's Front Range radar
July 10, 2014
More than 1,000 forecasters, researchers, and other professionals from around the globe will convene in Montréal on August 16–21 for a first-of-a-kind meeting aimed at pooling international thought on where weather prediction is headed. NCAR and UCAR participants are on tap to cover a wide range of promising developments.
Map showing areas of US Northeast and Midwest where Lyme disease is most common
July 09, 2014
Warmer temperatures, higher humidity, and less rain help lead to an earlier Lyme disease season, researchers have found. They have also identified several weather variables that can be used to predict the onset and peak of the next seasons.
Space junk: Artist's depiction of space debris circling Earth
July 02, 2014
Space debris poses serious risks to a wide array of satellites critical to society. NCAR is part of a collaborative effort to help reduce those risks by modeling the effects of space weather on satellite orbits, helping operators steer spacecraft more accurately around debris.
Research radar on the road: S-Pol radar in the Maldives
June 18, 2014
In a first for NCAR, the center’s Colorado-based S-Pol research radar is being operated from 1,600 miles away. Four students at North Carolina State University are learning about severe storm structure and radar operations at the same time.

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