Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:00am

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

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:00am

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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 12:00am

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.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Hurricane Ike

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

Tuesday, 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...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:00am

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.

Monday, 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...

Tuesday, 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...

Monday, 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...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

The upper Rio Grande watershed

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

Thursday, 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-...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Precipitation in the WRF model

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

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00am

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.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

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.

Thursday, 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...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00am

A river in Alaska

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

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:03pm

September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00am

 satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)

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

Monday, 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,...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00am

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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