Beating the heat in Chicago

With cities facing more extreme heat waves, scientists used NCAR-based WRF-Urban model to study which Chicago neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs

Measuring snowfall in Antarctica

Scientists set out to understand how much snow is feeding the Antarctic ice sheets and whether it is enough to offset the ice lost to the ocean.

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many U.S. mountain regions

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change.

UCAR, Skymet team up to improve forecasts in India

Skymet will use a customized version of a cutting-edge automated weather prediction system developed at NCAR to provide improved forecasts for India's businesses, farmers, and other users.

Taking the temperature of streamflow forecasts

Adding temperature predictions into seasonal streamflow forecasts in the U.S. Southwest could increase the accuracy of those forecasts.
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