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, June 23, 2009 - 12:00am

Man walking on snowy city streetClose to 9 out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts regularly, and they do so more than three times each day on average, according to a new nationwide survey.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 12:00am

Photograph of open car trunk showing scientif equipmentThe system tested recently in the Detroit area will ultimately help protect drivers from surprises such as black ice, fog, and other hazardous weather conditions ahead.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 3:03pm

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 12:00am

The 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak swept through several southern states and the lower Ohio Valley, killing 57 people. NCAR scientist Julie Demuth helped the National Weather Service assess the societal impacts of the deadly storms.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:00am

NCAR scientists are exploring the use of a novel statistical technique to help steer intercontinental flights away from thunderstorms.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 12:00am

NCAR scientist Fei Chen is collaborating with colleagues at China’s Institute of Urban Meteorology to explore how growth in Beijing is changing the city’s summer rainfall patterns, focusing specifically on the relationship between urban expansion, aerosols, and summer rainfall.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 9:00am

color plot of wind strengthThe highly detailed forecasts will help the utility use power from turbines when sufficient winds are predicted.

Monday, December 15, 2008 - 12:00am

Accurate, high-resolution weather forecasts are a critical part of wind energy production. In December, UCAR signed an agreement with Xcel Energy to develop a wind prediction system for the company’s wind energy farms in Colorado, Minnesota, and Texas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 12:00am

Several red-eye commercial flights were rocked by moderate to severe turbulence as they flew across northeast Kansas early on June 17, 2005. A new study by NCAR scientists Stan Trier and Bob Sharman uses modeling to connect storms in Oklahoma with the Kansas turbulence.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 4:02pm

Photograph of pinkish gray air over a cityscapeEn las próximas décadas serán pocos los países en vías de desarrollo que podrán producir tecnologías más eficientes para reducir emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, concluye nueva investigación.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 12:00am

Photograph of pinkish gray air over a cityscapeContrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to afford more efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades, new research concludes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 12:00pm

NCAR scientist Brian O’Neill is building an integrated assessment model to link a range of societal factors, such as future global economic and population trends, with the physical science of climate change.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 12:00pm

In a potential boon for agriculture, a NASA-funded effort that involves NCAR and the private firm DTN/Meteorlogix has produced one of the world’s most accurate systems for predicting soil temperature up to two days in advance.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 12:00pm

Research by NCAR scientist Mary Hayden underscores the risk of dengue fever and the growing threat of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the Rio Grande Valley between far south Texas and northeast Mexico.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:00am

Photograph of people standing at washed-out road after floodPeople living near vulnerable creeks and rivers along the Front Range may soon get advance notice of potentially deadly flash floods, thanks to a new forecasting system being tested this summer by NCAR.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 12:00am

Andrew MonaghanComputer analyses of global climate have consistently overstated warming in Antarctica, concludes new research by scientists at NCAR and Ohio State University.

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 12:00am

Roelof BruintjesCommercial operators, governments, and academic researchers worldwide are engaging in cloud seeding and other weather modification projects to try to influence local conditions.


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