Air Quality & Pollution

Close-up depiction of solar turbulence
October 08, 2012
First in the queue for the NCAR-Wyoming Yellowstone system is a set of 11 computing-intensive projects tackling major problems in Earth and atmospheric science.
UCAR Magazine
October 04, 2012
Scientists are analyzing results from a project that pulled together chemists, radar experts, cloud physicists, forecasters, pilots, and other specialists to investigate the evolution of thunderstorms.
July 11, 2012
Sulfate gases emitted by the Nabro volcano boosted stratospheric particles and gas across the entire Northern Hemisphere in 2011.
Nuclear power plants in Japan, 2011
April 16, 2012
After an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, on March 11, 2011, an unknown quantity of radioactive material was released into the surrounding air and sea.
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.

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