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scientific visualization shows Hurricane Patricia
October 23, 2015
New visualization shows Hurricane Patricia and its connections to other atmospheric events.
Visualizations of Earth, air, fire, and water
October 12, 2015
Software engineers and scientists collaborate to visualize research.
3D visualization of 2014 Hurricane Odile
October 02, 2015
NCAR software engineers are using Hollywood-style 3D to reveal the inner workings of complex storm systems, such as 2014's Hurricane Odile.
possible ice-free future for the Arctic: still image from sea ice visualization
September 16, 2015
This visualization shows how September sea ice in the Arctic could disappear by the end of this century.
Sea surface temperatures on Aug. 3 in 1997 and 2015
September 03, 2015
The El Niño brewing in the tropical Pacific is on track to become one of the strongest such events in recorded history and may even warm its way past the historic 1997-98 El Niño.
Climate and extreme weather: cracked, dry soil in Colorado
June 22, 2015
Scientists propose a new approach for determining the influence of climate change on aspects of extreme weather events.
Impacts of atmospheric waves: Photo of EISCAT Svalbard incoherent scatter radar
February 23, 2015
A range of observing and modeling tools is helping researchers at NCAR and elsewhere discern previously unmapped links between weather events in various layers of the atmosphere, with implications for aviation, GPS, and other technology society relies on.
Snowfall measurement: cars buried under lots of snow
January 28, 2015
Many storms from the 1980s or earlier would probably appear in the record as bigger storms if the observers had used currently accepted methodology.
A wall of dust swept across Melbourne, Australia, during the El Nino of 1983
December 02, 2014
An introduction to El Niño, La Niña, what we've learned about them — and where research is headed next.
Map of land/ocean temperatures, departures from average, Feb 2014
November 07, 2014
There's major disagreement among scientists on exactly what might be causing a tendency toward colder winters over the last few years in places like the central and eastern United States, Europe, and Russia.

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