Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:31pm

Sunset panorama of the Marshall Field Site with the Foothills in the background.April 16, 2019 - 2:30pmMeasuring Up: Instrument Testing & Data Gathering at Marshall Field Site

Hidden-in-plain-sight on over 70-acres of...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00am

A remote road in snowy conditions with a car

Experts emphasized the importance of investing in research and new technology to provide drivers with detailed weather forecasts, thereby improving safety and mobility.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:14pm

SNOWIE - Advancing the Science of Cloud SeedingMarch 19, 2019 - 4:00pmCOURTESY OF Bulletin of the American...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:12pm

Ultimately, the study could help to reduce the rate of aircraft icing-related accidents and fatalities.February 25, 2019 - 12:00pmRAL expert quoted in NIU articleCOURTESY OF...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 5:00am

Ice buildup on the NRC Convair 580 can be seen on the aircraft nose and windows.

Winter in the United States can produce some of the most dangerous weather for the aviation industry, including freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet. Those are the ideal conditions for a field campaign focused on collecting in-flight data in some of the most...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:56am

// 24, 2018 - 11:45am

Scott made it to Antarctica November 5 with no weather delays. He'll be at McMurdo Station for five weeks; please follow him on his blog and wish him well at ...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:46am

NCAR flooding experts quoted in FiveThirtyEight articleSeptember 20, 2018 - 8:30amNCAR flooding experts quoted in FiveThirtyEight articleCOURTESY OF...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00am

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


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