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Communicating coastal storm risks through a sense of place

Street with houses destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Ike

NCAR is leading a new project studying how maps and other visualizations can help communicate forecasts and help residents better understand the risks to their communities.

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Congressional visit to NCAR focuses on climate research, improving resilience

Members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis visited NCAR on July 31.

A high-profile congressional panel visited NCAR to learn about the latest climate-related research and strengthening U.S. resilience in the face of climate change.

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Early Warning Forecasts Speeding to Lake Victoria

RAL Features Feed - June 20, 2019 - 8:16am
Early Warning Forecasts Speeding to Lake VictoriaJune 20, 2019 - 8:00am

Countries bordering Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater body in Africa and the biggest inland fishery in the world, lack effective early warning systems to protect those who depend on them. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thousands of fishermen and small boat operators die on the lake each year; they get caught in deadly storms either because there is no weather warning, they do not receive the warning message, or the message is not presented clearly.

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RAL Science Moves New York State Closer to Renewable Energy Goals

RAL Features Feed - June 18, 2019 - 2:55pm
Solar EnergyJune 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

"The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and several research partners are moving into the final phase of a solar forecasting project, funded at $1.85 million, that will be able to predict solar energy generation to improve electric grid reliability and economic efficiency of power systems. The innovative solar study supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal, which puts forth a plan to transition New York State to clean energy and sets the nation’s most ambitious goal for carbon-free power.

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Can artificial intelligence make Earth system modeling more efficient?

Clouds as seen from space.

Scientist at NCAR are experimenting with machine learning to reduce the computational load.

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Optimized Flight Operations

RAL Features Feed - May 15, 2019 - 9:27am
With the release of Lido/eRouteManual 5.0, Lido is providing pilots with live weather updates in their charting solution and additional airport weather information.May 15, 2019 - 9:00amRAL's Weather Data Expertise in Action

RAL began this work as the Global Weather Hazard (GWH) project in 2015 with a partnership between Lufthansa Airlines, Basic Commerce & Industries, Inc. (BCI), NCAR and the Weather Solutions Division of the Sutron Corporation. This project is a commercial effort that has expanded coverage to a global domain with latitude limits of -50S to 70N. Display of both the CTH and the CDO products are shown on the LIDO eRM’s of Lufthansa Airlines B747-8 aircraft and the Brussels Airlines fleet.

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How scientists are trying to predict wildfire movement

RAL Features Feed - May 9, 2019 - 10:52am
May 9, 2019 - 10:30amRAL Director, William Mahoney, discusses using weather and climate modelsCOURTESY OF PBS News Hour

By Miles O'Brien May 8, 2019 PM

It’s been six months since the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and burned 19,000 structures in November 2018. But even at the peak of the inferno, some scientists moved toward it, in an attempt to understand more about the intensity and spread of the flames. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has the harrowing inside look.

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Predicting unhealthy air

Heavy traffic in New Dehlhi

The technology uses satellite measurements, computer modeling, and statistical techniques to predict levels of particulate pollution.

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Measuring Up: Instrumentation Testing & Data Gathering at the Marshall Field Site

RAL Features Feed - April 16, 2019 - 2:31pm
Sunset panorama of the Marshall Field Site with the Foothills in the background.April 16, 2019 - 2:30pmMeasuring Up: Instrument Testing & Data Gathering at Marshall Field Site

Hidden-in-plain-sight on over 70-acres of land southeast of Boulder is a world-class atmospheric research site, run and maintained by NCAR’s Research Applications Laboratory (RAL), but open to the wider research community. The Marshall Field Site Instrument Testbed is an outdoor experimental lab ideally located at the base of the foothills.

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UCAR Congressional Briefing: Forecasting the road ahead

A remote road in snowy conditions with a car

Experts emphasized the importance of investing in research and new technology to provide drivers with detailed weather forecasts, thereby improving safety and mobility.

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