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Image of sea surface temperatures that predict a heat wave
March 28, 2016
The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance.
 Zika virus risk in US: map of risk in 50 cities
March 16, 2016
A multidisciplinary team of scientists studies the possible timing and location of Zika virus risk in the United States.
An artist's rendering of the COSMIC satellites in space
March 08, 2016
A constellation of six small satellites has made outsized contributions to our ability to forecast severe weather events, track climate change, and understand space weather.
image captured from AMPS Antarctic weather model
February 26, 2016
The Antarctic-tuned system was used to get a specialized forecast for the LC-130 ski plane sent to rescue more than 30 people stranded at an Australian research station.
Southwest drought: A dry lake bed in Colorado
February 04, 2016
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into a drier climate state.
NCAR MPAS hexagonal mesh grid
January 21, 2016
A global weather model developed at NCAR offers a new way of simulating the atmosphere while providing scientists with flexibility when focusing on a specific area.
Wildfire prediction system: Still from computer model visualization of wildfire
December 09, 2015
The agreement will lead to an advanced system for predicting wildfire behavior, including where and how quickly the blazes will spread.

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