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Motel damage in Salyersville, KY
March 20, 2012
Why would a cooling of the Pacific Ocean help stoke tornadoes in the United States? Researchers are beginning to dig deeper into the connections between severe U.S. thunderstorms and the sea.
Winter scene from Sawhill Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado
March 13, 2012
The winter of 2011–12 was the second in a row to feature La Niña, the quasi-cyclic cooling of the eastern tropical Pacific—but the two seasons departed from the La Niña script in strikingly different ways.
Sawhill Pond in winter.
February 15, 2012
As I write this, the Boulder winds sound indistinguishable from a car driving by our house. But it is another sound—the sound of ice—that is the inspiration for this blogpost. The ice on ponds and lakes.
UCAR Magazine
February 08, 2012
Paradata—information on how people access and share information through social media—could play a big role in assessing the usefulness of educational resources in the university setting, according to Susan Van Gundy.
A tornado bears down on the Texas Panhandle.
February 07, 2012
Not all kinds of extreme weather have the same relationship with our atmosphere's increasing burden of greenhouse gas. Here's a summary of what scientists already know and what they're working to nail down.
Group photo of PACUR members at Florida State University, 2011
February 07, 2012
The President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations is a mechanism for UCAR members to raise important community issues.
UCAR Magazine
February 07, 2012
Atmospheric carbon dioxide has been increasing fairly steadily for decades, but methane has accumulated at a more erratic pace. The increase virtually stalled for much of the last decade before resuming after 2007.
UCAR News Center
February 06, 2012
When weather disasters happen, is climate change to blame? The stories, video, and interactives in "Weather on Steroids" explore that question from a number of angles. It turns out that blaming climate change for wild weather's not that simple. Here’s why.
Stack of 100 dollar bills
February 06, 2012
There's insurance, and then there's reinsurance - and both are affected by weather and climate. So how are insurers planning for a future where the impact of weather catastrophes meets climate change?
February 06, 2012
Three ways of dusting for climate fingerprints.

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