Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 6:00am

UCAR Magazine

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

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:00am

 Gulfstream II research jet flying near clouds

Thanks 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 - 6:00am

wind turbine

A 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.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 6:00am

UCAR Magazine

Specially 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 - 6:00am

UCAR Magazine

Many 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 - 6:00am

UCAR Magazine

Taking 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

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 6:00am

Japanese cherry tree blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC

Days 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 "asynchrony," and there's an...

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 5:00am

Scientist examines laser instrument for measuring snow

Scientists are working to solve a critical wintertime weather mystery: how to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:00am

UCAR Magazine

There’s much more to wind energy than throwing a few turbines up and watching the blades spin and the cash roll in. NCAR and partners are adding rigor and efficiency to wind power prediction and resource assessment.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 5:00am

500-millibar weather map from the 2011 Groundhog Day snowstorm

Researchers looking for images to help analyze and illustrate critical weather events may 
find what they’re looking for at the NCAR-based Meteorological Case Study Selection Kit.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 5:00am

UCAR Magazine

Experts from a variety of disciplines are joining forces to improve how severe-weather warnings are crafted and communicated. The "Weather-Ready Nation" initiative comes on the heels of a year packed with U.S. weather disasters.

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 5:00am

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October 9, 2012 - 10:15am

RAL scientist Fei Chen has been named an AMS Fellow for 2013.  Fei specializes in modeling and observing interactions between the land surface and atmosphere, including the effects...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 5:00am

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 5:00am

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 5:00am

Six wind turbines in a field, with stratocumulous in the background

The new system enables utility operators to constantly anticipate the amount of energy produced by wind farms across Xcel’s service area.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:00am

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:00am

August 1, 2011 - 11:00am

RAL offers many different web sites where weather experts and the public alike can retrieve useful weather information.  Sites like the Aviation Digital Data Service  and RAL’s...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:00am

Kim Agado

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