Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00am

Map showing areas of US Northeast and Midwest where Lyme disease is most commonWarmer temperatures, higher humidity, and less rain help lead to an earlier Lyme disease season, researchers have found. They have also identified several weather variables that can be used to predict the onset and peak of the next...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:00am

 A fire burns on Camp Pendleton, CaliforniaCalifornia will likely experience more large fires in forested areas this century because of rising temperatures and changes in precipitation along with development patterns, new research finds. The blazes could increase some types...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00am

 National Guard monitors Key West beach as Hurricane Ike approaches, 9/9/08The perceived gender of a hurricane’s name is just one of many factors potentially shaping how someone reacts to a given storm, according to several scientists at NCAR who take a multifaceted approach to studying hurricane...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:00am

 Forecast-model depiction of winds at 850-mb level on 1/30/13What if all the energy needed by society existed just a mile or two above our heads? NCAR, the University of Delaware, and the energy firm Garrad Hassan have begun examining where the strongest winds are and how much electricity they may be able to...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:33am

April 7, 2014 - 9am

Paty Romero-Lankao helping finalize the IPCC AR5 WGII (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Fifth Assessment Report - Working Group II) Summary for Policy Makers assessing climate change...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:00am

 Microburst looms near Denver's Stapleton International Airport, July 6, 1984It takes a sharp eye to find something positive in the wreckage of the worst swarm of U.S. tornadoes on record: the 1974 Jumbo Outbreak. Millions of Americans are safer in the air because of Fujita's subsequent analysis of microbursts and...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:00am

 Depiction of global temperature increase from Community Earth System ModelThree scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research who served as authors of the assessment will be available for interviews after the report is released.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:53pm

GIS Climate Inspector ToolFebruary 10, 2014 - 1pm

Climate Inspector is the newest addition to the NCAR GIS Program's Climate Change Scenarios web portal...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 8:00am

Winter driving on I-84 at Meacham Hill, OregonThree states are deploying snowplows this winter with custom-designed sensors to better monitor weather and road conditions.

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 4:15am

Longmont Flood - 2013 - credit Payton PetersonOctober 4, 2013 - 3pm

The deadly flood that occurred in the Front Range during the week of September 10th, 2013 is believed to be the...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 10:48am

Roelof Bruintjes receives Schaefer AwardAugust 28, 2013 - 11am

The Weather Modification Association (WMA) recently recognized RAL scientist Roelof Bruintjes with the Schaefer Award – described by the WMA as their most...

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 12:42pm

 Photo of dry, cracked lakebedDrier ski slopes, reduced river flows, and increased wildfires can potentially discourage tourists from coming to Colorado. Should local officials and business leaders do more to plan for these impacts?

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:30pm

UCAR Ban Ki-moon visitJune 7, 2013 - 3pm

One of the most distinguished guests in NCAR’s 53-year history paid a whirlwind visit to the Mesa Lab this morning. Accompanied by security and support staff, United Nations...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 8:00am

 Wind turbines in northeast ColoradoThe custom forecasting systems are designed to increase the reliability of solar and wind energy.

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 10:50am

 Ethan Gutmann checks automated equipmentIf predicting snow is a tough business, measuring it is no piece of cake either.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 9:00am

 Solar panels arrayed in rows at Shelby Farms solar farmNCAR is spearheading a nationwide project to create unprecedented 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the Sun for solar energy power plants.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 2:26pm

gravity wavesNew research points to gravity waves, which ripple unseen through the atmosphere, as the culprit in many cases of clear-air turbulence. If those waves can be forecast, the research suggests that planes in many cases could be rerouted around them.

Monday, December 31, 2012 - 2:15pm

Hurricane Sandy storm surge-wreckage of New Jersey roller coasterMore than two days ahead of landfall, it was clear that Hurricane Sandy could bring higher water than New York and New Jersey had seen in decades. But for thousands of people in the area, the threat simply didn’t register. (Part 1 of 2)

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 11:00am

ByrdWest Antarctica is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:00am

The new system provides 8-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions over remote ocean regions


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