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June 30, 2011
The inadvertent cloud-seeding effect occurs up to about 6 percent of the time at major airports.
Map of upper Midwest with dark blue areas of potentially severe icing
April 12, 2011
FIP-Severity provides 12-hour icing forecasts to pilots and forecasters on the likelihood of encountering dangerous in-flight icing conditions.
October 18, 2010
A team of NCAR scientists is studying how advanced satellite technology that measures lightning could help protect aircraft from turbulence caused by severe weather.
September 08, 2010
On December 20, 2008, a Boeing 737 with Continental Airlines encountered a crosswind gust during takeoff at Denver International Airport, causing it to veer off the runway. Simulations done at NCAR indicate that a mountain lee wave amplified over DIA within minutes of the accident.
July 27, 2010
A turbulence warning system alerting pilots landing at and departing from Juneau International Airport in southeast Alaska has taken a significant step toward completion with the integration of Federal Aviation Administration radio communications into the system.
hole-punch cloud
June 14, 2010
Turboprop and jet aircraft can create hole-punch clouds, which have long fascinated the public.

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