Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:00am

 farmer plows his land

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:00am

 inundation map

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:46am

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

July 2016

Wednesday, 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...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00am

 solar panels in Colorado's San Luis Valley

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00am

 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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:00am

 Kenyan farmer

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

Thursday, 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...

Friday, 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...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 6:00am

 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.

Monday, 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,...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:00am

 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.

Tuesday, 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...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:00am

 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.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:00am

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.

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:00am

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.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 6:00am

3D visualization of 2014 Hurricane Odile

NCAR software engineers are using Hollywood-style 3D to reveal the inner workings of complex storm systems, such as 2014's Hurricane Odile.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:00am

4-panel image compares radar and computer model data

Scientists are running several computer models simultaneously to provide more accurate short-term forecasts of heavy rainfall, flash floods.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:00am

Scientist checks tires for mosquito breeding sites

As dengue fever moves north with a warming climate, scientists are looking at multiple factors that can limit outbreaks.


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