2009 News Releases

still from animation of tornado visualization
May 4, 2009
The largest and most ambitious tornado study in history will begin next week, as dozens of scientists deploy radars and other ground-based instruments across the Great Plains to gain a better understanding of these often deadly weather events.
Photograph of open car trunk showing scientif equipment
April 29, 2009
The system tested recently in the Detroit area will ultimately help protect drivers from surprises such as black ice, fog, and other hazardous weather conditions ahead.
Color world map with bluish colors indicating more streamflow and reddish less
April 21, 2009
Rivers in some of the world's most populous regions are losing water, according to a new comprehensive study of global stream flow.
Global Warming: Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Save Arctic Ice, Reduce S
April 14, 2009
The threat of global warming can still be greatly diminished if nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, according to a new analysis.
James Hensen
April 2, 2009
As part of its Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture series, UCAR will present a special lecture next week by NASA scientist James E. Hansen, one of the nation's most respected experts on climate change.
Photograph of ping Tulip in the snow
March 19, 2009
Volunteers across the country are welcoming spring by taking part in a nationwide initiative, known as Project BudBurst, to track climate change by recording the timing of flowers and foliage.
Color drawing of buildings and property
March 3, 2009
NCAR and its managing organization, UCAR, announced today the selection of an architectural design team for a supercomputing center dedicated to advancing scientists' understanding of climate, weather, and other Earth and atmospheric processes.
color plot of wind strength
February 4, 2009
The highly detailed forecasts will help the utility use power from turbines when sufficient winds are predicted.
HIAPER aircraft during the HIPPO mission
January 29, 2009
A team of scientists has successfully flown from the Arctic to the Antarctic this month, the first step in a three-year project to make the most extensive airborne measurements of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to date.
Foothills Lab 4 in Boulder
January 21, 2009
The UCAR has had its A+ long-term rating and underlying rating affirmed this month by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's for the eighth consecutive year.

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