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Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00am

 satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)

The scientists are observing the potentially deadly storm and testing high-resolution computer models.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:30am

Article on Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) ResearchJune 26, 2017 - 9amThe Future of Drone Delivery Hinges on Predicting the Weather Block by BlockDrones could soon be flying you books, pills, and pizzas—but first, they’...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00am

The headwaters of the Rio Grande River

Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00am

UCAR signs agreement to develop renewable energy forecasting system for Kuwait

Expanding its work in renewable energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a three-year project to develop specialized forecasts for a major wind and solar energy facility in Kuwait.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:37am

April 28, 2017 - 11amI should also add that NCAR delivered the model two years ahead of schedule and on budget.Antonio Busalacchi, UCAR President

On April 4th, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00am

 Quadcopter drone with camera

NCAR, long a trusted provider of critical weather information to the aviation industry, is beginning to lend its expertise to the UAS community as well.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:00am

 BLM firefighters near Burns, Oregon

Scientists and fire experts highlighted major progress toward managing and predicting wildfires at the Capitol Hill session for congressional and agency staff.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:13am

March 28, 2017 - 10am

Imagine cruising down Interstate 80 in Wyoming at the speed limit, 80 mph, when you suddenly hit a fog bank or an invisible layer of ice. What would you do? Slam on the brakes and pray...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:12am

March 22, 2017 - 10am

Orographic precipitation and snowpack provide a vital water resource for the western U.S., while convective precipitation accounts for a significant part of annual precipitation in...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:31pm

Augmenting Snowpack through Cloud Seeding - The Future is NowMarch 16, 2017 - 12pm

California, in 2015, had the lowest snowpack levels in 500 years, forcing the governor to issue the state’s first mandatory water...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:00am

 view of Earth and moon by GOES-16

UCAR and NCAR will play central roles in distributing the stunning new data from the revolutionary GOES-16 satellite.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:00am

snowpack in the Rockies

As the world warms, mountain snowpack will not only melt earlier, it will also melt more slowly, according to a new study by NCAR scientists.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:00am

An ICAR model simulation of Colorado

The Intermediate Complexity Atmospheric Research Model (ICAR) gives researchers increased accuracy using only a tiny fraction of the computing resources.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 5:00am

 photo of snow gauge in Idaho

Scientists this winter are using aircraft, radars, snow gauges, and computer models to determine the impact of cloud seeding.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:55am

First NWP model specifically designed for solar power predictionJanuary 24, 2017 - 8am

Recent upgrades to the NCAR’s Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) community model have provided an appropriate numerical...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 2:48pm

 How NCAR is Tackling This ChallengeJanuary 12, 2017 - 2pm

As far as the potential drones have, the sky’s the limit. Well, up to 400 feet, that is.

RAL is interested in understanding the full range of...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:00am

NCAR Senior Scientist Martyn Clark

NCAR hydrologist Martyn Clark named AGU fellow; his research includes developing new modeling methods for streamflow forecasts.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 5:00am

 U.S. map shows expected increase in extreme precipitation during summer

At century's end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00am

A 3D-printed weather station

Scientists are partnering with Kenyan schools to bring critically needed weather observations to the country.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:34pm

Storm over the fieldsNovember 14, 2016 - 2pm

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named Martyn Clark an AGU Fellow. This special honor is given to individual AGU members who have made “exceptional scientific...

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