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.

2019-Jul-22 Confronting the unpredictable 20-day forecast simulation with starting conditions that differed on the order of a thousandth of a degree of the control (Forecast vs Fake Reality) yielded drastically different results past six days.

Even with the ideal computer model and nearly perfect observations, new research confirms what meteorologists have long thought: there's a limit to how far in advance we can forecast the weather.

2018-Sep-13 NCAR scientists win prestigious AMS awards
2018-Jul-24 Fanning the flames of megafires King megafire

Detailed observations and modeling of a California megafire highlight the role of small-scale winds in driving a conflagration.

2018-Apr-17 Past tornado experience shapes perception of risk A tornado in Oklahoma

People's past experiences with tornadoes inform how they approach this type of extreme weather in the future, including their perception of the risk.

2017-Nov-20 North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain Future storms will drop higher volumes of rain -- image of mesoscale convective system

Storm clusters known as mesoscale convective systems will pose a much greater flooding risk later this century in a warming climate.

2017-Nov-14 UCAR Congressional Briefing: Moving research to industry