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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 9:58am

The inadvertent cloud-seeding effect occurs up to about 6 percent of the time at major airports.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 11:42am

The economic impacts of routine weather events can add up to 3.4% of the nation's GDP.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:38pm

Prior to massive flooding early in 2011, long-term drought plagued the Australian state of Queensland . As part of a broad research program on cloud seeding, NCAR researchers have been steadily crunching data from a 2008–09 field project that looked into how to make the clouds drop more rain on the region.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 9:00am

New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to accumulate during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea.

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 2:35pm

A new study led by NCAR’s Wei Yu and CU-Boulder’s Weiqing Han looks at the effects of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), the largest source of intraseasonal (within one season) variability in the tropics, causing wet and dry periods to alternate.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 12:00am

May 1, 2011 - 11am

With the increasing awareness of global and regional climate change, water managers are rightly concerned about potential impact on water source in the western U.S., especially given recent studies...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:00am

Map of upper Midwest with dark blue areas of potentially severe icingFIP-Severity provides 12-hour icing forecasts to pilots and forecasters on the likelihood of encountering dangerous in-flight icing conditions.

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 10:02am

Alaska is among the fastest-warming places on Earth, with its interior region warming the most statewide. A study by NCAR’s Shannon McNeeley looks at the vulnerability to climate change of native rural communities.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 10:26am

near Mexico CityCities worldwide are failing to take necessary steps to protect their residents from the likely impacts of climate change.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:48pm

A case study from NCAR looks at how coastal residents assessed their risks and made decisions leading up to Hurricane Ike.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:41am

Last year, a team of NCAR scientists verified that the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) can be used to depict seasonal snowfall in Colorado with a high degree of accuracy. Now the team is using WRF to forecast future snowfall.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 9:45am

A new NCAR study compares two different methods for forecasting power production at wind farms: turbine-based versus farm-based.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 2:54pm

Geoengineering our climate system to ward off the effects of global warming may end up cooling the tropics to below present-day levels.

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 4:24pm

A team of NCAR scientists is studying how advanced satellite technology that measures lightning could help protect aircraft from turbulence caused by severe weather.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 2:16pm

A turbulence warning system alerting pilots landing at and departing from Juneau International Airport in southeast Alaska has taken a significant step toward completion with the integration of Federal Aviation Administration radio communications into the system.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 2:16pm

A turbulence warning system alerting pilots landing at and departing from Juneau International Airport in southeast Alaska has taken a significant step toward completion with the integration of Federal Aviation Administration radio communications into the system.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 2:16pm

A turbulence warning system alerting pilots landing at and departing from Juneau International Airport in southeast Alaska has taken a significant step toward completion with the integration of Federal Aviation Administration radio communications into the system.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 9:00am

An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging, and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems ranging from satellites to weather instruments.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:00am

American Airlines Airbus. Wikipedia photo by EheikNCAR is developing a prototype system to provide aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they fly across remote ocean regions.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:00am

American Airlines Airbus. Wikipedia photo by EheikNCAR is developing a prototype system to provide aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they fly across remote ocean regions.

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