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NCAR Announces Powerful New Supercomputer for Scientific Discovery


NCAR has selected its next supercomputer for advancing atmospheric and Earth science. The new 5.34-petaflop system will help scientists nationwide lay the groundwork for improved predictions of a range of phenomena, from thunderstorm outbreaks to...
11-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Flying Lab to Investigate Southern Ocean's Appetite for Carbon


An NCAR-led team of scientists is launching a series of research flights this month over the remote Southern Ocean in an effort to better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.
5-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

NCAR Develops Method to Predict Sea Ice Changes Years in Advance


Climate scientists at NCAR present evidence in a new study that they can predict whether the Arctic sea ice that forms in the winter will grow, shrink, or hold its own over the next several years.
8-Dec-2015 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Global Food System Faces Multiple Threats From Climate Change


A new international report warns that climate change will likely have far-reaching impacts on food security worldwide, especially for the poor and those in tropical regions. The report, issued today at the Paris climate talks, finds that warmer...
2-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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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