Climate & Climate Change

Exposure to extreme heat could rise: Graph shows regional increases
May 18, 2015
The interaction of a warming climate with a growing, shifting population could subject more people to sweltering conditions.
Predicting plant uptake of carbon: photo of trees and ferns in Costa Rica
April 20, 2015
A new study estimates how much carbon dioxide is likely to be absorbed by plants by the end of the century.
Climate and tropical forests: photo of tropical rainforest
March 31, 2015
NCAR is taking part in a major international project to study how climate change will affect tropical rainforests around the world.
The urban heat island effect can be exacerbated by the smooth surfaces of buildings, such as these in Dallas.
January 13, 2015
Researchers are using specialized modeling techniques have learned how turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days.
Thunderstorms and ozone:  A rotating supercell thunderstorm moves across northeast Colorado.
January 07, 2015
Scientists find unequivocal evidence that thunderstorms move ozone from the stratosphere down toward Earth's surface, affecting air quality and climate.
tropical rain forests and CO2: Serra do Mar Paranaense, Brazil
December 30, 2014
A new study led by NASA and NCAR shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more human-emitted carbon dioxide than many scientists thought.

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