Perspective

UCAR Magazine
October 26, 2010
A new computer simulation of a deadly, fast-spreading 2006 wildfire in California shows how far researchers have come in their quest to better understand fire dynamics.
model simulation of wind and density in outer atmosphere
September 16, 2010
Can a distant hurricane play havoc with your GPS unit? Scientists aren’t sure of the answer, but they suspect that hurricanes affect more than land and water.
UCAR Magazine
September 09, 2010
NCAR's Peggy LeMone reflects on the power of fire in the Rocky Mountain West and on her own encounter with a destructive wildfire that torched more than 100 homes in September 2010.
UCAR Magazine
September 07, 2010
The wildfire that erupted in the foothills west of Boulder in September 2010 sent a thick plume of smoke right over NCAR’s chemistry labs. Even as their offices smelled of smoke, scientists took measurements from the roof.
UCAR Magazine
August 12, 2010
Cold fronts are funny things. Sometimes they can sneak by without you knowing precisely when they’ve done so. Other times they are unmistakable.
Ice in the Chukchi Sea
August 10, 2010
Just as the U.S. economy began a dramatic nosedive in 2007, so did the Arctic’s summertime sea ice. In the summer of 2010, the ice—much like the economy—continued to struggle.
UCAR Magazine
August 09, 2010
In 1988, it was the spectre of Yellowstone National Park on fire. In 2003, it was the horror of thousands dying from heat in prosperous western Europe. The planet’s standout heat wave in 2010 plagued much of European Russia, including Moscow.
CCSM CAM3 simulation of water vapor
July 23, 2010
In Kansas City and Tulsa, overnight lows have seldom dipped much below 80°F, with consistently oppressive humidity. Pulses of tropical air flowing north and east from the Gulf of Mexico are largely to blame.
June 09, 2010

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