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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:00am

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:00am

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:31am

Juneau Airport, with high mountains in backgroundA new NCAR turbulence avoidance system has been approved at Juneau International Airport and can be adapted for additional airports in rugged settings.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 12:00am

September 5, 2012 - 10am

Colleagues and admirers of the late scientist Thomas T. Warner at NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) and Advance Study Program (ASP) recently created an internship program in his name....

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:45pm

UCAR MagazineResearchers at NCAR are working with forecasters and emergency managers to unravel the communication challenges around hurricanes like Isaac, which had relatively weak winds but a strong storm surge.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Climate Change Scenarios for GISAugust 21, 2012 - 10am

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users can now access climate data more easily thanks to a recent redesign of the Climate Change Scenarios web page (...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 2:31pm

St. Louis skyline at duskJuly 2012 promises to go down as the hottest month ever recorded in a number of U.S. locations.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 2:26pm

A new meta-analysis highlights the shortcomings of vulnerability studies and points to a more integrative way forward.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 2:00pm

Rows of wind turbinesA new forecasting tool boosts the detail and accuracy of short-term wind forecasts, offering another way to increase the efficiency of wind energy production.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 9:00am

UCAR MagazineNCAR scientists are developing a system to relay updates on weather and road conditions to and from wireless-enabled vehicles.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 10:18pm

 Gulfstream II research jet flying near cloudsThanks to deicing treatment and careful route selection, commercial pilots now avoid most of the threat that ice will encase critical parts of a plane. But another, more mysterious kind of in-flight icing hazard is now gaining attention.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 11:01am

UCAR MagazineTaking aim at a sometimes deadly aviation hazard, NCAR has developed high-precision maps to warn pilots away from clouds harboring the potential to ice up their wings

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 10:17am

UCAR MagazineMany facets of everyday life, from boarding a plane to turning on the lights or driving down the highway, are becoming safer and more cost-effective with the help of technologies rooted in atmospheric science.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:48am

UCAR MagazineSpecially developed forecasts aim to help public health officials in Africa coordinate an international immunization program against meningitis, an often deadly disease associated with dry, dusty weather patterns.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:48am

wind turbineA partnership between NCAR and Xcel Energy has produced a wind forecasting system that is widely considered to be one of the most advanced of its kind.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 5:54pm

Japanese cherry tree blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington, DCDays lengthen as spring arrives, but several other signs of the season are showing up earlier and earlier. Some animals and insects aren’t adapting fast enough to this "...

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am

Scientist examines laser instrument for measuring snowScientists are working to solve a critical wintertime weather mystery: how to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground.


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