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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 6:00am

3D printing technology is being tested to produce weather stations

UCAR is using advanced technology to create inexpensive weather stations for developing nations.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:49am

NCAR hosting workshop on vector-borne diseases related to climateJuly 1, 2015 - 11:00am

Lyme disease, dengue, plague, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Babesia – diseases that make your skin crawl, and worse, make populations...

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:00am

New NWS forecast graphics, shown here, draw on NCAR research.

Introduced by the NWS this summer, the graphics draw on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:48pm

ADDSJune 18, 2015 - 1:00pm“We’ve finished the job.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:00am

 side-by-side grid and basin maps

The SUMMA model lets users make individual decisions about how to treat a vast range of variables. This customizing allows users to mimic existing models or create something entirely new.

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:50pm

Houston’s Population Growth Could Mean An Increase In Extreme HeatJune 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:56pm

Convective hazards impact the safety, efficiency and economic viability of oceanic aircraft. June 8, 2015 - 1:00pm ...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:00am

 A technician conducts a snow survey in the Conejos River basin

NCAR researchers are partnering with local, state and federal organizations to improve water supply forecasts in the upper Rio Grande.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:00am

Map showing regions of the US, such as Great Plains, where West Nile virus incidence is highest

CDC and NCAR researchers find correlations across the U.S. between weather conditions and subsequent flareups of the virus.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:53am

Scott Landolt, NCAR scientist, works with high school intern, Andy Sun, at the Marshall Field Site.May 5, 2015 - 11:00am

Most high school juniors and seniors this time of year are thinking about their summer plans:...

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

April 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

Nevada Public Radio | April 13, 2015 by Casey Morell "As Nevada and the southwest continue to fight drought conditions, the state senate is debating increasing...


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