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Experts available for hurricane interviews: satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)
August 25, 2017
The scientists are observing the potentially deadly storm and testing high-resolution computer models.
UCAR-Weather Company partnership - image: MPAS simulation
June 21, 2017
The partnership will leverage the innovative MPAS software platform to advance the accuracy of forecasts with longer lead times.
Offshore turbines
June 09, 2017
Offshore wind turbines built to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane.
The headwaters of the Rio Grande River
May 11, 2017
Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years.
Weather forecasting for drones: Quadcopter drone with camera
April 13, 2017
NCAR, long a trusted provider of critical weather information to the aviation industry, is beginning to lend its expertise to the UAS community as well.
Upper-atmospheric wave pattern linked to California droughts, floods: detail of wavenumber-5 pattern
April 06, 2017
The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

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