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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.
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 02, 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.

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