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WRF-Solar™

RAL Features Feed - January 24, 2017 - 8:55am
First NWP model specifically designed for solar power predictionJanuary 24, 2017 - 8:00am

Recent upgrades to the NCAR’s Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) community model have provided an appropriate numerical weather prediction framework for solar power forecasting. The augmentations introduced into WRF to create WRF-Solar™ have focused on improving the representation of the cloud-aerosol-radiation system (Jimenez et al. 2016a).

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Weather and Unmanned Aircraft Systems

RAL Features Feed - January 12, 2017 - 2:48pm
 How NCAR is Tackling This ChallengeJanuary 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

As far as the potential drones have, the sky’s the limit. Well, up to 400 feet, that is.

RAL is interested in understanding the full range of potential weather impacts on various classes of UAS, prioritizing those impacts, and learning how to mitigate those impacts using improved weather sensing and forecasting techniques.  

- Bruce Carmichael, Director, NCAR’s Aviation Applications Program

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Two NCAR scientists honored by American Geophysical Union

NCAR Senior Scientist Martyn Clark

NCAR hydrologist Martyn Clark named AGU fellow; his research includes developing new modeling methods for streamflow forecasts.

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Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.

 U.S. map shows expected increase in extreme precipitation during summer

At century's end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States.

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A favorable forecast for Kenyan students

A 3D-printed weather station

Scientists are partnering with Kenyan schools to bring critically needed weather observations to the country.

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Martyn Clark Elected AGU Fellow

RAL Features Feed - November 14, 2016 - 2:34pm
Storm over the fieldsNovember 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named Martyn Clark an AGU Fellow. This special honor is given to individual AGU members who have made “exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences.” Since the AGU Fellows program was established in 1962, no more than 0.01 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually.

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