News Releases

Solar energy forecasts: Solar panels arrayed in rows at Shelby Farms solar farm
February 21, 2013
NCAR is spearheading a nationwide project to create unprecedented 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the Sun for solar energy power plants.
Cities warm or cool temperatures - Photo of light from Earth at night
January 27, 2013
The "waste heat" generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas alters atmospheric circulation patterns, warming or cooling temperatures across a large region.
December 23, 2012
West Antarctica is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.
December 11, 2012
The new system provides 8-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions over remote ocean regions
Forecasting the flu - People wearing face masks
November 27, 2012
By predicting the timing and severity of flu outbreaks, the new system can eventually help society better prepare for them.
November 08, 2012
The new study may provide a breakthrough as scientists try to narrow the range of projections of future global warming.
Roger Wakimoto
November 07, 2012
NCAR director since 2010, Wakimoto will assume his new position in February 2013.
Cooking over an open fire in Ghana.
November 01, 2012
NCAR scientists are leading a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease.
October 23, 2012
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun, activities, workshops, and presentations.
View of the NWSC building from the entry drive
October 15, 2012
The NWSC, which houses one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opened in October, as scientists at NCAR and universities across the country launched a series of initial scientific projects on the center’s flagship supercomputer, called Yellowstone.



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