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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 - 10am

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 of...

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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 - 11am

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 Real...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:00am

Kim Agado

Lab: RAL | Job Title: Division Property Administrator | Years at NCAR: 4 | Fun Fact: Is a fan of Zumba, the Latin American dance fitness program

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 12:00am

July 1, 2011 - 11am

Those who work in the aviation sector require a large amount of information to route, plan, and make decisions about air traffic control, aircraft, and airport operations. The sheer amount of data...

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:00am

The inadvertent cloud-seeding effect occurs up to about 6 percent of the time at major airports.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 6:00am

The economic impacts of routine weather events can add up to 3.4% of the nation's GDP.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:00am

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.

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