News clips at a glance: May 1-May 17

Total: ~1,000; ~$1,990,000 advertising value
Summary: New UCAR partnership, congressional briefing on oceans forecasting, Hurricane Harvey, acid rain, forecasting improvements, and a new climate model

Notable clips:

UCAR signs partnership with Skymet Weather Services (UCAR, Tony Busalacchi)
Daily Camera
Boulder's UCAR enters partnership boosting India weather forecasting

UCAR hosts congressional briefing on oceans and long-range forecasting (UCAR, Tony Busalacchi; and CESM, Gokhan Danabasoglu)
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
The Key to Extended Forecasting Is the Ocean

Ocean heat content linked to Hurricane Harvey’s intense rainfall (CGD, Kevin Trenberth)
The Washington Post
Because of climate change, hurricanes are raining harder and may be growing stronger more quickly
(This story was picked up by hundreds of publications, including NPR and USA Today, and was highlighted in a Washington Post editorial.)

Hawaiian volcano will likely cause acid rain and volcanic smog (ACOM, Sasha Madronich)
USA Today
Hawaii volcano: Acid rain will fall, but it won't be harmful — and 'vog' is in the forecast
(This story was published in dozens of publications.)

Hurricane forecasts are improving (RAL, Jonathan Vigh)
Palm Beach Post
Storm ‘cone’ slims down

How plants influence weather and climate (CGD, Gordon Bonan)
Inside Science
The Connected Fates of Trees Thousands of Miles Apart

DOE releases new climate model (CESM)
Science
DOE’s maverick climate model is about to get its first test

Social media highlight:
Our recently created Instagram page grew by more than 30 percent in the last two weeks after we began promoting it on our other social media channels. Follow along with us @NCAR_UCAR.

Announcement Timing: 
May 22, 2018 to May 29, 2018