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Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research


The National Weather Service this summer is introducing new online forecasts based on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR. The new graphics will better communicate local forecasts and potential weather threats for the millions...
29-Jun-2015 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Tackle Mystery of Thunderstorms That Strike at Night


From June 1 through July 15, NCAR researchers and their colleagues from across North America will fan out each evening across the Great Plains to study the mysterious phenomenon of nighttime thunderstorms.
20-May-2015 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure of U.S. Population to Extreme Heat Could Quadruple by Mid-Century


U.S. residents' exposure to extreme heat could increase four- to six-fold by mid-century, due to both a warming climate and a population that's growing especially fast in the hottest regions of the country, according to new research by NCAR...
18-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biting Back: Scientists Aim to Forecast West Nile Outbreaks


New research led by NCAR and CDC has identified correlations between weather conditions and the occurrence of West Nile virus disease in the United States, raising the possibility of being able to better predict outbreaks.
7-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coral Reveals Long-Term Link Between Pacific Winds, Global Climate


New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation and are likely again influencing global temperatures. The study, led by NCAR and the University of Arizona, uses a novel method of...
19-Dec-2014 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Greenhouse Gases Linked to Past African Rainfall


New research led by NCAR shows that an increase in greenhouse gases thousands of years ago helped cause substantially more rainfall in two major regions of Africa. The finding provides new evidence that the current increase in greenhouse gases will...
4-Dec-2014 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Boulder Team Wins International Water Prize


A groundbreaking technological development has been recognized this month with one of the world’s most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources. The research team, including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research,...
28-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trash Burning Worldwide Significantly Worsens Air Pollution


Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by NCAR estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, with emissions...
26-Aug-2014 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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-Sep-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.
27-May-2008 12:00 PM EDT

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