Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:07pm

August 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

Responding to extreme heat conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic could place many vulnerable populations at further risk during the warm summer months when many...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 3:49pm

August 5, 2020 - 3:30pm

The newly established South America affinity group website was set up to accelerate research and discoveries focusing on the water and energy cycle of South...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:00am

View of Hurricane Hanna from the International Space Station

As hurricane season starts to peak, NCAR and UCAR scientists are closely watching the potential for strong winds, torrential rains, and widespread flooding.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 6:00am

Sunset over Queens, New York.

As the United States nears its hottest time of the year, scientists are launching a research project into whether the public health impacts of extreme heat will be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 3:46pm

drone over city with windsMay 4, 2020 - 12:00pm

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are emerging as the next major economic sector of society, as well as a new tool for sensing...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:00am

Ice-covered radar used in cloud-seeding experiment

Scientists have successfully used a combination of radars and snow gauges to measure the impact of cloud seeding on snowfall. The new research addresses decades of speculation about the effectiveness of artificial methods to increase precipitation, demonstrating unambiguously that cloud seeding can boost...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 9:56am

January 9, 2020 - 9:45am


This article was originally published in the...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:00am

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:00am

Fishermen at dusk on Lake Victoria. (Photo by Africraigs.)

The HIGHWAY project aims to help the nations in the Lake Victoria Basin disseminate timely forecasts and warnings to those at risk.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00am

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Researchers at CU Boulder and NCAR have been awarded $3 million in funding from NSF to study the changing climate and rivers of Alaska and western Canada.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:47am

Dr. Gochis installing a monitoring system above Purple Lake, July 2019August 20, 2019 - 11:30am

The Annette Island Reserve is an island in Southeast Alaska and is home to the Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC), the...

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 6:00am

A severe storm forms on the Great Plains in 2010

The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:00am

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.

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:00am

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.

Thursday, 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...

Tuesday, 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...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00am

Clouds as seen from space.

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

Wednesday, 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...

Thursday, 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...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00am

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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