Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 6:00am

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.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 12:00am

May 1, 2011 - 11:00am

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 - 6:00am

Map of upper Midwest with dark blue areas of potentially severe icing

FIP-Severity provides 12-hour icing forecasts to pilots and forecasters on the likelihood of encountering dangerous in-flight icing conditions.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 6:00am

near Mexico City

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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:00am

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 5:00am

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:00am

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 5:00am

Visualization in green, blue and yellow of a hurricane against black

Background information on hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones, including frequently asked questions.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:00am

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.

Monday, August 3, 2009 - 6:00am

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 6:00am

American Airlines Airbus. Wikipedia photo by Eheik

NCAR 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 - 6:00am

Man walking on snowy city street

Close 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 - 6:00am

Photograph of open car trunk showing scientif equipment

The 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 - 6:00am


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