2011 News Releases

September 8, 2011
The study underscores the complex and sometimes conflicting ways in which fossil fuel burning affects Earth’s climate.
September 7, 2011
The HIPPO field project is enabling researchers to generate the first detailed 3-D mapping of the global distribution of gases and particles that affect Earth’s climate.
Chunks of sea ice and open water
August 11, 2011
Sea ice could stabilize or even expand for periods of several years, but it will ultimately melt as the climate warms.
NASA SDO satellite image: AIA 171 on 2011-07-26 at 22:45:01 UT
July 27, 2011
Alfvén waves contain enough energy to heat the corona and drive the solar wind.
June 30, 2011
The inadvertent cloud-seeding effect occurs up to about 6 percent of the time at major airports.
June 21, 2011
The economic impacts of routine weather events can add up to 3.4% of the nation's GDP.
Exterior of NWSC with cooling tower at right
June 10, 2011
With the facility nearly complete, the project shifts to facilities testing and then procurement, installation, and testing of the center's supercomputing systems.
June 7, 2011
New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to accumulate during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea.
Map of upper Midwest with dark blue areas of potentially severe icing
April 12, 2011
FIP-Severity provides 12-hour icing forecasts to pilots and forecasters on the likelihood of encountering dangerous in-flight icing conditions.
April 6, 2011
Kick off Earth Day celebrations an NCAR with Wild Earth Saturday on April 16. Free family fun from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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