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image captured from AMPS Antarctic weather model
February 26, 2016
The Antarctic-tuned system was used to get a specialized forecast for the LC-130 ski plane sent to rescue more than 30 people stranded at an Australian research station.
Climate: Map showing 2015 was warmest year on record
February 09, 2016
The planet is effectively three-quarters of the way to the limit set by world leaders of 2 degrees Celsius of warming.
Map of surface temperature departures from average in 2014
January 07, 2016
COSMIC satellites have provided a reliable thermometer in the sky.
Picture of a plane getting deiced on the runway
November 23, 2015
Decades of NCAR research may well smooth your journey this holiday season--and the rest of the year.
still from 3D animation shows ocean swell motion propagating into the atmosphere
November 10, 2015
Winds not only influence waves, but waves influence the atmosphere as well.
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.

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