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2014-04-08 23:02:17

To help foster informed, non-political dialogue about climate science, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the United Nations Foundation have assembled a network of experts who are available as expert resources in communities across the country. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 To help foster informed, non-political dialogue about climate science, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the United Nations Foundation have assembled a...

2013-12-17 23:01:47

Snowplows are getting more intelligent this winter, thanks to a new digital intelligence system that equips them with custom sensors to measure road and weather conditions. The system, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and designed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, is intended to reduce accidents and save states millions in winter maintenance costs. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 In the annual battle to keep roads clear of snow and ice, snowplows are...

2013-10-28 23:23:19

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at NCAR, could potentially enable forecasts of the likelihood of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often-deadly events. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Scientists have fingerprinted a...

2013-08-19 23:02:48

When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by NCAR shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that when three atmospheric patterns came...

2013-06-19 23:02:06

Taking part in the largest U.S. air quality field project in decades, the National Center for Atmospheric Research is working with partners to study pollution in the Southeast. The study looks at the impact of chemical reactions occurring between human-related pollution and volatile organic compounds emitted from vegetation. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Taking part in the largest U.S. air quality field project in decades, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is working...

2013-05-13 23:03:50

NCAR is launching a major field campaign this week with collaborators to better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will hit the Rockies and Plains. The project, featuring research aircraft and cutting-edge computer simulations, will point the way toward major improvements in 6- to 24-hour forecasts of severe weather. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 To help better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will rip across Colorado´s Front Range and the adjacent High Plains,...

2013-05-07 23:20:40

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, building on a pioneering wind energy forecasting system that saved millions of dollars for Xcel Energy ratepayers in eight states, has entered into a new agreement with the utility for even more sophisticated weather forecasts to increase the reliability of solar and wind energy. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), building on a pioneering wind energy forecasting system that saved millions of...

2013-04-15 23:02:31

The main source of online weather training for hundreds of thousands of forecasters, emergency managers, and others in the US and abroad is turning to donations to try to stay in service. COMET, managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, faces a funding shortfall caused by government budget cuts. BOULDER (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 The main source of online weather training for hundreds of thousands of forecasters, emergency managers, and others in the United States and...

2013-04-01 23:02:07

For the first time in its 53-year history, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has opened a full-time office in Washington. The new office will advocate on behalf of its 104 member universities that study the atmosphere and also pursue business development opportunities with private sector businesses and foundations. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 For the first time in its 53-year history, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has opened...

2013-02-21 16:21:39

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applying its atmospheric expertise to solar energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is spearheading a three-year, nationwide project to create unprecedented, 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the Sun for solar energy power plants. The research team is designing a prototype system to forecast sunlight and resulting power every 15 minutes over specific solar facilities, thereby enabling utilities to...