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Offshore turbines
June 09, 2017
Offshore wind turbines built to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane.
Undergraduate Leadership Workshop: students pose in front of research aircraft
June 08, 2017
New research shows the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop can help students find their way into an atmospheric science career.
Map of ocean oxygen trend
May 11, 2017
A new analysis has found that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water – an important measure of ocean health – has been declining for more than 20 years.
A solar event on Jan. 1, 2016
March 21, 2017
A research instrument atop the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii could be used to provide earlier warnings to astronauts when dangerous high-energy particles are blasted out of the Sun's corona.
assessing ocean heat: an Argo float being deployed
March 10, 2017
The oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at NCAR.
2015 wildfires in Sumatra, as seen from space
November 16, 2016
Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution, new research has shown.
Atmospheric Rivers: ocean map shows Pineapple Express pattern
September 14, 2016
A high-resolution climate model based at NCAR is accurately capturing the ribbons of moist air that sometimes flow out of the tropics toward the drier mid-latitudes, allowing scientists to investigate how the Pineapple Express and similar weather-maker patterns may change as the climate warms.
Sulfates could limit global warming - image illustrates volcano plume
September 06, 2016
If society doesn't make steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades, how much injection into the atmosphere of planet-cooling sulfates would it take to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels?
The Sun in 1967
August 09, 2016
Military space weather forecasters helped avoid a potential nuclear conflict between the U.S. and Russia when they alerted leaders that a solar storm may have been responsible for jamming radio and radar communications.
Image of Comet ISON taken by the Hubble
July 25, 2016
A new study sheds light on the mystery of Comet ISON, suggesting that the comet broke up before reaching the Sun.

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