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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.

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.

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