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NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research jet during the HIPPO field campaign
August 09, 2013
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are fluctuating more than they used to from one season to another, according to observations from the HIPPO field project. This may be a sign of significant changes in northern ecosystems.
Thunderstorm research: NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V jet at field campaign
May 13, 2013
To better predict where thunderstorms will rip across the central United States this spring, researchers are teaming a high-flying aircraft with fine-grained computer simulations.
Snow measurement: Ethan Gutmann checks automated equipment
March 18, 2013
If predicting snow is a tough business, measuring it is no piece of cake either.
Radar research: Doppler on Wheels radar unit scans a severe thunderstorm
February 28, 2013
They’ve been carried by truck into supercell thunderstorms, flown on aircraft into hurricanes, and sliced and diced the atmosphere in myriad ways. Where are research radars headed next, and where will they take science and society?
Inversion over Salt Lake City, January 2011, related to persistent cold and pollution events
January 24, 2013
Much of the United States has felt winter’s bite this week, with fresh but frigid cold to the east and a weeks-long spell of stagnant, polluted chill to the west.

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