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May 11, 2016
The Boulder exhibits provide the public with an engaging and scientifically accurate forum to learn about climate.
Artist's rendering of new NCAR climate exhibit
May 05, 2016
Dr. Antonio (Tony) J. Busalacchi was named the next president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) today, following an extensive international search.
Tony Busalacchi
April 27, 2016
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change should be evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040.
NCAR map shows ocean deoxygenation by time of emergence
March 28, 2016
The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance.
Image of sea surface temperatures that predict a heat wave
March 16, 2016
A multidisciplinary team of scientists studies the possible timing and location of Zika virus risk in the United States.
 Zika virus risk in US: map of risk in 50 cities
March 08, 2016
A constellation of six small satellites has made outsized contributions to our ability to forecast severe weather events, track climate change, and understand space weather.
An artist's rendering of the COSMIC satellites in space
February 23, 2016
Sweltering heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth's land surface by 2075.
Map shows heat wave across U.S.,  late August 2013
February 04, 2016
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into a drier climate state.
Southwest drought: A dry lake bed in Colorado
January 11, 2016
The new system for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center will be capable of more than 2.5 times the amount of scientific computing performed by its predecessor.
A 3D rendering of a thunderstorm
January 05, 2016
The ORCAS field campaign will help scientists better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.
ORCAS infographic shows how air-sea exchange of gases will be studied over Southern Ocean
December 09, 2015
The agreement will lead to the country’s most advanced system for predicting wildfire behavior, including where and how quickly the blazes will spread.
Wildfire prediction system: Still from computer model visualization of wildfire
December 08, 2015
NCAR scientists present evidence in a new study that they can predict whether the Arctic sea ice that forms in the winter will grow, shrink, or hold its own over the next several years.
NCAR sea ice predictions: Images showing observed and predicted winter sea ice loss
December 01, 2015
The impacts are expected to be particularly pronounced for the poor and those living in tropical regions.
Climate and food security. Photo of farmer tilling soil
October 29, 2015
The honor is for making outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences or related fields.
American Meteorological Society logo
October 28, 2015
UCAR's member universities elected six trustees during the annual members meeting in Boulder.
Picture of the three new UCAR trustees.
October 28, 2015
This free annual science event includes demonstrations, activities, experiments, and more.
Super Science Saturday: young girl participating in a science experiment
September 25, 2015
The 6th annual job fair hosted at UCAR in collaboration with local agencies features more than two dozen employers with 700 potential job openings.
Job fair for veterans, people with disabilities, at UCAR
August 28, 2015
An oceanographer and climate expert, Busalacchi will provide guidance for bolstering Earth observations with a new generation of U.S. satellites.
UCAR trustee Antonio Busalacchi
August 20, 2015
HAO's anniversary, which will feature a series of public events, celebrates the emergence of Boulder as a hub of solar science.
Sunspot simulations
August 13, 2015
Senior scientists Bette Otto-Bliesner, William Randel, and Michael Thompson won the honor for making exceptional scientific contributions.
Bette Otto-Bliesner
July 09, 2015
Current NCAR Deputy Director and COO Michael Thompson will be interim UCAR president while an international search takes place for a permanent president.
Michael J. Thompson
June 30, 2015
Interim leadership will be named by the UCAR Board of Trustees.
June 29, 2015
Introduced by the NWS this summer, the graphics draw on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR.
New NWS forecast graphics, shown here, draw on NCAR research.
May 20, 2015
Researchers armed with more than 100 scientific instruments will spend six weeks this summer probing nocturnal thunderstorms on the Great Plains.
NCAR S-Pol Portable Doppler radar; will be used to study nighttime thunderstorms
May 18, 2015
The interaction of a warming climate with a growing, shifting population could subject more people to sweltering conditions.
Exposure to extreme heat could rise: Graph shows regional increases

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