2021-Feb-23 Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate change Clouds and lightning.

The number of thunderstorms in Alaska may triple by later this century because of climate change, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires.

2020-Oct-13 Gretchen Mullendore chosen to lead NCAR’s Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory New MMM Director Gretchen Mullendore

Gretchen Mullendore has been selected to lead the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Mullendore, who currently serves as a professor and chair of the atmospheric sciences department at the University of North Dakota (UND), will join NCAR January 18, 2021.

2020-Aug-26 NCAR to collaborate on national initiative to advance artificial intelligence
2020-Aug-20 Survey: Indigenous populations face unique COVID-19 risks
2020-Aug-03 Hurricane experts available to explain storm behavior, potential impacts View of Hurricane Hanna from the International Space Station

As hurricane season starts to peak, NCAR and UCAR scientists are closely watching the potential for strong winds, torrential rains, and widespread flooding.

2020-May-26 Individualists are less likely to obey hurricane evacuation orders Satellite image of Hurricane Michael in 2018

Residents with individualist world views are less likely to be persuaded by official predictions of risks or evacuate from an approaching hurricane, new research finds.

2020-Mar-30 Steering a (virtual) hurricane: New model gives scientists more control Damage to Jersey coast from Sandy

A new tool developed at NCAR can help scientists better quantify the range of possible impacts from landfalling storms.

2019-Dec-03 NCAR scientists win prestigious AMS, AGU honors
2019-Nov-22 A new frontier in hurricane observations Satellite image of Hurricane Michael approaching Florida

A new type of disposable drone will enable scientists to collect detailed observations of intense hurricane winds that blast just above the ocean surface near the eyewall.

2019-Aug-15 Communicating coastal storm risks through a sense of place Street with houses destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Ike

NCAR is leading a new project studying how maps and other visualizations can help communicate forecasts and help residents better understand the risks to their communities.