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A map of North America
October 15, 2008
Schoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet.
Arial photograph of large smoke plume in the distance
October 09, 2008
Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. health standards, a new study concludes.
Color map of North America, Atlantic, and parts of Europe and Africa
October 08, 2008
NCAR, working with federal agencies and universities as well as the insurance and energy industries, has launched an intensive study to examine how global warming will influence hurricanes in the next few decades.
Photograph of Alex Guenther looking at an instrument attached to a pine tree
September 24, 2008
Mountain pine beetles appear to be doing more than killing large swaths of forests in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists suspect they are also altering local weather patterns and air quality.
Photograph of a tower against a blue sky and tree branches in the foreground
September 18, 2008
Plants in a forest respond to stress by producing significant amounts of a chemical form of aspirin, scientists have discovered.
September 09, 2008
This year is proving unusually active for Atlantic storms. The hurricane season is only at its midpoint, but already there have been 10 named storms—which is the average number for an entire year.
Maura Hagan
August 29, 2008
Maura Hagan, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has been named NCAR deputy director.
Photo of a large tornado
August 20, 2008
Eight leading professional organizations in the field of weather and climate today called on the next administration and Congress to better protect the United States from severe weather and climate change.
August 12, 2008
Dramatic year-to-year temperature swings and a century-long warming trend across West Antarctica are linked to conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean, according to a new analysis of ice cores conducted by scientists at NCAR and the University of Washington (UW).
Richard Anthes
August 08, 2008
NCAR, like many universities and other research institutions in the United States, continues to face extraordinary budget pressures, due to the decreases in real terms in federal funding for science.

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