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
2017-Aug-25 NCAR|UCAR hurricane experts available to explain storm behavior, potential impacts  satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)

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

2017-Jun-21 UCAR collaboration with The Weather Company to improve weather forecasts worldwide  MPAS simulation

The partnership will leverage the innovative MPAS software platform to advance the accuracy of forecasts with longer lead times.

2017-Jun-09 Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts Offshore turbines

Offshore wind turbines built to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane.

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