UCAR, Skymet team up to improve forecasts in India

Weather Underground Radar Image

Skymet will use a customized version of a cutting-edge automated weather prediction system developed at NCAR to provide improved forecasts for India's businesses, farmers, and other users.

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NCAR Contributes to Study of First Quantifiable Observation of Cloud Seeding

RAL Features Feed - March 5, 2018 - 12:55pm
NCAR Contributes to Study of First Quantifiable Observation of Cloud SeedingMarch 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a prestigious, often-cited scientific journal that publishes rigorous peer-reviewed research, recently published a paper on a cloud-seeding field campaign that typifies a successful collaboration of private, public and academic partnerships. 

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Two NCAR Scientists Awarded the 2018 Aviation & Space Operations Weather Prize

RAL Features Feed - February 27, 2018 - 9:04am
Two NCAR Scientists Awarded the 2018 Aviation & Space Operations Weather PrizeFebruary 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Two National Center for Atmospheric (NCAR) experts on weather aviation hazards and safety were awarded the Aviation & Space Operations Weather Prize at the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting in January. The prize is given yearly to an AMS member or group of members for the “most conspicuous effort to advance aviation and space operations safety or efficiency through the meteorological or climatological sciences.” This holds particular significance to the researchers, as it comes from the commercial side of the aerospace sector.

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NCAR Takes Part in Aviation Safety Summit Meeting

RAL Features Feed - February 26, 2018 - 11:55am
NCAR Takes Part in Aviation Safety Summit MeetingFebruary 26, 2018 - 11:00amAviation Safety Experts Focus on Heliport Safety, Altitude Integration, Weather GatheringLast week more than 50 aviation safety professionals and leaders from industry and government came together in Washington DC for this year’s USHST Infrastructure Summit.

June 23, 2018 | From United States Helicopter Safety Team Press Release

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Taking the temperature of streamflow forecasts

The upper Rio Grande watershed

Adding temperature predictions into seasonal streamflow forecasts in the U.S. Southwest could increase the accuracy of those forecasts.

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Double Double Toil and Trouble

RAL Features Feed - December 7, 2017 - 10:02am
In a warmer climate, areas of North America will be a cauldron of intense summer stormsDecember 7, 2017 - 10:00am

NCAR’s Andreas Prein and colleagues recently published a sobering paper in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature Climate Change (www.nature.com) on the future of summer storms. Based on computer simulations on storms bubbling up in a warmer climate, the study concludes thunderstorms in the U.S. will be more wide-spread, wetter and more frequent, making the threat of flooding much more real and devastating.

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Groundbreaking data set gives unprecedented look at future weather

Precipitation in the WRF model

A rich, new data set is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the future of weather

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North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain

Future storms will drop higher volumes of rain -- image of mesoscale convective system

Storm clusters known as mesoscale convective systems will pose a much greater flooding risk later this century in a warming climate.

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New climate forecasts for watersheds - and the water sector

climate forecast map, by watershed

Water managers and streamflow forecasters can now access bi-weekly, monthly, and seasonal precipitation and temperature forecasts, broken down by individual watershed.

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Improving Hurricane Forecasting

RAL Features Feed - October 12, 2017 - 8:24am
October 12, 2017 - 8:00am

Saving lives and mitigating property losses—that’s what NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) is all about. And the 2017 tropical weather storms, Harvey, Irma and Maria, among other less notorious hurricanes, certainly put the 24/7 operation through its paces. Using the best, most current technology and skilled manpower, it issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

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NCAR scientists work to improve sharing, storing of hydrology data

A river in Alaska

NCAR hydrologists and their colleagues are revolutionizing the way scientific data is stored and shared among scientists around the globe.

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Storm surges can cause serious flooding FAST

RAL Features Feed - September 11, 2017 - 2:03pm
September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

Major storm surge is forecasted for coastal areas in the U.S.

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NCAR|UCAR hurricane experts available to explain storm behavior, potential impacts

 satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)

The scientists are observing the potentially deadly storm and testing high-resolution computer models.

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Article on Unmanned Aerial System Research

RAL Features Feed - June 26, 2017 - 9:30am
Article on Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) ResearchJune 26, 2017 - 9:00amThe Future of Drone Delivery Hinges on Predicting the Weather Block by BlockDrones could soon be flying you books, pills, and pizzas—but first, they’ve got to figure out what kind of wind gusts to expect on your street.

By Thomas Black | June 21, 2017, 3:00 AM MDT | From Climate Changed

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Warmer temperatures cause decline in key runoff measure

The headwaters of the Rio Grande River

Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years.

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