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Scientists to Examine Pacific’s “Global Chimney”


NCAR scientists and partners next week launch a field project in the tropical Pacific, a remote region that holds a key to understanding worldwide climate. The warm waters fuel huge clusters of thunderstorms that act as a global chimney, lofting...
1/7/2014 10:30 AM EST

New Technology Targets Slick Winter Highways


Snowplows are getting more intelligent this winter, thanks to a new digital intelligence system that equips them with custom sensors to measure road and weather conditions. The system, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and designed by...
12/17/2013 10:50 AM EST

Scientists Nearing Forecasts of Long-Lived Wildfires


Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for the first time, of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes. The technique, developed...
11/14/2013 1:30 PM EST

Geoengineering the Climate Could Reduce Vital Rains


Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, geoengineering would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall. An international study, led by NCAR scientists, finds that...
10/31/2013 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Eye Longer-Term Forecasts of U.S. Heat Waves


Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by...
10/24/2013 10:00 AM EDT

IPCC Media Teleconference This Friday

Four lead authors and editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report will participate in a U.S. media teleconference this Friday at 12:00 Noon (Eastern Time). The teleconference is presented by the National Center for...
9/24/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Global Sea Level Rise Dampened by Australia Floods


When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by NCAR shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped...
8/19/2013 11:30 AM EDT

NWSC Named "Green" Data Center of the Year


The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center has been named the 2013 “‘Green’ Data Center of the Year” at the inaugural Datacenter Dynamics North American Awards.
7/18/2013 11:30 AM EDT

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Tip Sheet - Hurricane Experts Available for Interviews

NCAR scientists are available to discuss hurricane formation and behavior, the impacts of the powerful storms on society, and whether climate change may be altering hurricanes and other tropical cyclones.
9/9/2008 12:15 PM EDT

Lead Authors Available To Discuss New U.S. Climate Report

The convening lead authors of today's landmark government report on climate change impacts in the United States are available for comment.
5/27/2008 12:00 PM EDT

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