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Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate

RAL Features Feed - November 7, 2016 - 3:11pm
September 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

NCAR scientist Kathleen Miller is lead editor of a new book on water resources: "Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate." The 

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RAL SCIENTIST AWARDED AMS FELLOW

RAL Features Feed - October 31, 2016 - 9:15am
Robert  D.  Sharman Honored for Years of Outstanding ContributionsOctober 31, 2016 - 9:00am

Robert  D.  Sharman, RAL Project Scientist, has been chosen as an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellow.

New Fellows are selected each year by the AMS Council from a slate of nominees that constitute no more than 0.2 percent of all AMS members. Those selected as Fellows "shall have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years."

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Award Winning ATCA Journal Article

RAL Features Feed - October 12, 2016 - 2:48pm
 Emerging Capabilities in Support of Airport and Airline OperationsOctober 12, 2016 - 2:00pm

The Journal of Air Traffic Control | FALL 2015 "Winter weather has the potential to significantly disrupt airport and airline operations yielding flight delays, diversions, and cancellations.

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Food security report wins USDA award

 farmer plows his land

The international report detailed potential climate impacts on global food security.

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UCAR congressional briefing highlights flood, drought prediction

 inundation map

Experts discuss more detailed forecasts of floods, streamflow, and potential drought conditions,

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NCAR Scientist Talks about Human Health and Climate on Colorado Public Radio

RAL Features Feed - September 7, 2016 - 9:46am
Mary Hayden, NCAR scientist and co-author of Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability StudyJuly 7, 2016 - 9:00am

July 2016

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Staff Profile: Rajesh Kumar

RAL Features Feed - September 7, 2016 - 9:33am
A Recognized Expert on Air Quality TopicsSeptember 7, 2016 - 9:00am

He lives in Boulder, but his heart resides in India. If you’re walking by his office, you may even hear the faint sound of Bollywood music. There sits Rajesh Kumar, Project Scientist in the National Security Applications Program, tapping his toes to the music while intently tapping his keyboard. He has work to do, like understanding how air pollution is affecting monsoons in his first home, India, how ground-level ozone’s effect on agriculture and human health in the South Asia, and how can we protect public health from air pollution problems in developing nations.

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Solar energy gets boost from new forecasting system

 solar panels in Colorado's San Luis Valley

NCAR and its collaborators have successfully developed cutting-edge forecasts to make solar energy more effective.

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US taps NCAR technology for new water resources forecasts

 Image compares lower resolution of current model to higher resolution of WRF-Hydro

NOAA is using an advanced NCAR prediction system as the core of the new National Water Model.

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3D-printed weather stations fill gaps in developing world

 Kenyan farmer

Scientists have successfully installed the first wave of low-cost weather stations in Zambia with 3D-printed parts.

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Joint Department of Agriculture/NCAR Report on Climate and Food Security Wildly Successful

RAL Features Feed - May 18, 2016 - 12:25pm
Joint Department of Agriculture/NCAR Report on Climate and Food Security Wildly SuccessfulMay 18, 2016 - 12:00pmJoint Department of Agriculture/NCAR Report on Climate and Food Security Wildly SuccessfulJoint Department of Agriculture/NCAR Report on Climate and Food Security Wildly Successful
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Air Pollution: A Global Problem

RAL Features Feed - April 14, 2016 - 3:10pm
Overlooking houses in Jaipur, IndiaApril 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

Air pollution is a major global environmental risk to our health and food security. It is estimated to cause about 3.7 million premature deaths worldwide and destroys enough crops to feed millions of people every year.

I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.

- William Shakespeare

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Bruce Carmichael - NCAR Explorer Series

RAL Features Feed - April 1, 2016 - 10:33am
Bruce Carmichael - NCAR Explorer SeriesApril 1, 2016 - 10:00am

An estimated 70 percent of airline delays are due to weather costing billions of dollars each year. Two-thirds of these delays are thought to be avoidable. Higher resolution and more accurate weather information tools and technology developed by NCAR scientists help the aviation industry avoid delays and:

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Potential Zika virus risk estimated for 50 U.S. cities

 map of risk in 50 cities

A multidisciplinary team of scientists studies the possible timing and location of Zika virus risk in the United States.

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Model Evaluation Tools Version 5.1 Released

RAL Features Feed - March 7, 2016 - 11:06am
MODE Time Domain (MTD) tool applied to hourly snowfall accumulations from the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Time-Lagged Ensemble (HRRR-TLE).March 7, 2016 - 10:00am

In today’s highly technological world, quality control is everything. Whether it’s the latest smart phone, driverless car, or even weather forecast model, performance testing is the unsung hero in building a high-quality product.

The Air Force 557th Weather Wing has been using MET to evaluate cloud and precipitation deterministic  and stochastic model forecasts.  

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Southwest dries as wet weather systems become more rare

 A dry lake bed in Colorado

The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into a drier climate state.

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NCAR Economist Co-author of Guide on Assessing the Societal Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services

RAL Features Feed - February 2, 2016 - 12:59pm
 Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological ServicesFebruary 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

It’s one thing to state the quality of operational meteorological and hydrological short- and long-term forecasts, it’s another to be able to back it up with hard numbers, especially in times of constrained budgets. This is referred to as socio-economic benefits (SEB) analysis.

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NCAR to develop wildland fire prediction system for Colorado

 Still from computer model visualization of wildfire

The agreement will lead to an advanced system for predicting wildfire behavior, including where and how quickly the blazes will spread.

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Global food system faces multiple threats from climate change

Climate and food security. Photo of farmer tilling soil

The impacts are expected to be particularly pronounced for the poor and those living in tropical regions.

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Travel safer with science

Picture of a plane getting deiced on the runway

Decades of NCAR research may well smooth your journey this holiday season--and the rest of the year.

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