Climate & Climate Change

1,000 years of the North Atlantic Oscillation: Map shows NAO conditions in negative phase
July 08, 2015
The research could move scientists closer toward projecting weather patterns in Europe months to years in advance.
Climate and extreme weather: cracked, dry soil in Colorado
June 22, 2015
Scientists propose a new approach for determining the influence of climate change on aspects of extreme weather events.
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.

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