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SNOWIE - Advancing the Science of Cloud Seeding

RAL Features Feed - March 19, 2019 - 4:14pm
SNOWIE - Advancing the Science of Cloud SeedingMarch 19, 2019 - 4:00pmCOURTESY OF Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

By Sarah A. Tessendorf | August 2, 2018

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Meteorology students launching dozens of weather balloons for aircraft icing research

RAL Features Feed - February 25, 2019 - 12:12pm
Ultimately, the study could help to reduce the rate of aircraft icing-related accidents and fatalities.February 25, 2019 - 12:00pmRAL expert quoted in NIU articleCOURTESY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

By Tom Parisi | February 13, 2019 PM

Northern Illinois University meteorology students are on cloud nine over a research project that will require the launch of as many as 40 weather balloons from campus to help gather data on the conditions that cause icing on aircraft.

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Field campaign flies through icy weather

Ice buildup on the NRC Convair 580 can be seen on the aircraft nose and windows.

Winter in the United States can produce some of the most dangerous weather for the aviation industry, including freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet. Those are the ideal conditions for a field campaign focused on collecting in-flight data in some of the most treacherous North American icing conditions.

The program is led by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and other organizations, and will help improve weather models and forecasts for those who work in aviation.

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Follow RAL's Scott Landolt on his trip back to Antarctica!

RAL Features Feed - October 24, 2018 - 11:56am
//icechaser.blogspot.com).October 24, 2018 - 11:45am

Scott made it to Antarctica November 5 with no weather delays. He'll be at McMurdo Station for five weeks; please follow him on his blog and wish him well at icechaser.blogspot.com

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Slow-Moving Storms Like Florence Produce Big Floods — And Are Becoming The Norm

RAL Features Feed - September 20, 2018 - 8:46am
NCAR flooding experts quoted in FiveThirtyEight articleSeptember 20, 2018 - 8:30amNCAR flooding experts quoted in FiveThirtyEight articleCOURTESY OF FIVETHIRTYEIGHT

By Maggie Koerth-Baker | September 17, 2018, 12:42 PM | Filed under Weather

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Beating the heat in Chicago

A green roof on Chicago's city hall

With cities facing more extreme heat waves, scientists used NCAR-based WRF-Urban model to study which Chicago neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs

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Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many U.S. mountain regions

Oroville Dam

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change.

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Measuring snowfall in Antarctica

An image of Antarctica

Scientists set out to understand how much snow is feeding the Antarctic ice sheets and whether it is enough to offset the ice lost to the ocean.

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Hurricanes: A bit stronger, a bit slower, and a lot wetter in a warmer climate

Hurricane Ike

A new analysis compares 22 recent hurricanes with their likely future selves at the end of this century.

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FastEddy®: Not a Pool Hall Hustler

RAL Features Feed - May 15, 2018 - 9:55am
The First Sunlight of Planet EarthMay 15, 2018 - 9:45am

Imagine a wildfire is approaching a densely populated neighborhood. Emergency managers need to decide systematically and quickly on whether families should evacuate or stay put. These first responders need accurate information at both the mesoscale (the region’s weather) and microscale (the weather close to the terrain) levels, to make a timely determination.

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