Scientists demonstrate that cloud seeding can generate snowfall

Ice-covered radar used in cloud-seeding experiment

Scientists have successfully used a combination of radars and snow gauges to measure the impact of cloud seeding on snowfall. The new research addresses decades of speculation about the effectiveness of artificial methods to increase precipitation, demonstrating unambiguously that cloud seeding can boost snowfall across a wide area if the atmospheric conditions are favorable.

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Road Weather Technology Improves The Way The Minnesota Department Of Transportation Clears Roads

RAL Features Feed - January 9, 2020 - 9:56am
January 9, 2020 - 9:45am


This article was originally published in the MnDOT Newsline.

By Anne Meyer on 11.20.19

When snowplow operators clear snow or ice off a route, they have more than steel and salt on their side.

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Lifesaving storm warnings for Africa's Lake Victoria

Fishermen at dusk on Lake Victoria. (Photo by Africraigs.)

The HIGHWAY project aims to help the nations in the Lake Victoria Basin disseminate timely forecasts and warnings to those at risk.

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Researchers partner with Native Alaskan, Yukon communities to study climate impacts on rivers, fish

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Researchers at CU Boulder and NCAR have been awarded $3 million in funding from NSF to study the changing climate and rivers of Alaska and western Canada.

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NCAR Project Supports Native Alaskan Community

RAL Features Feed - August 20, 2019 - 11:47am
Dr. Gochis installing a monitoring system above Purple Lake, July 2019August 20, 2019 - 11:30am

The Annette Island Reserve is an island in Southeast Alaska and is home to the Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC), the only Indian reserve in Alaska. It comprises 87,000 acres which are critical fish and forestry resources to the community. The island locals rely on two primary lakes for drinking water and hydropower, Chester and Purple Lakes.

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Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts

A severe storm forms on the Great Plains in 2010

The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity.

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