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visualization of magnetic field in the solar convection zone
August 19, 2009
High-performance computing systems, visualization resources, and software tools provided by the National Science Foundation TeraGrid helped make the Hayden Planetarium's new space show the most scientifically accurate and advanced planetarium show ever produced, according to many reviewers.
Architect's rendering of the approach to the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
August 04, 2009
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its managing organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), today unveiled design concepts for the Wyoming supercomputing center.
Image of Earth showing temperature increases, researched by TraCE-21000 project
July 16, 2009
By simulating 8,000 years of climate, a team led by scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and NCAR has found a new explanation for the last major period of global warming, which occurred about 14,500 years ago.
Sun and Water
July 16, 2009
Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that maximum solar activity and its aftermath have impacts on Earth that resemble La Niña and El Niño events in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
American Airlines Airbus. Wikipedia photo by Eheik
July 07, 2009
NCAR is developing a prototype system to provide aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they fly across remote ocean regions.
Lawrence Buja
June 25, 2009
NCAR has teamed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to launch a far-reaching program to help Latin American and Caribbean nations prepare for the impacts of global warming.
Man walking on snowy city street
June 23, 2009
Close to 9 out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts regularly, and they do so more than three times each day on average, according to a new nationwide survey.
Color visualization of a sunspot's umbra and penumbra
June 18, 2009
In a breakthrough that will help scientists unlock mysteries of the Sun and its impacts on Earth, an international team of scientists led by NCAR has created the first-ever comprehensive computer model of sunspots.
Color visualization of globe with North Pole in center
May 27, 2009
Melting of the Greenland ice sheet may drive more water than previously thought toward the already threatened coastlines of New York, Boston, Halifax, and other cities in the northeastern United States and Canada.
still from animation of tornado visualization
May 04, 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.



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