2021-Sep-01 Flooding patterns expected to change with future warming View of flooding in Germany in 2021

Climate change will significantly alter future patterns of flooding, with moderate storms having mixed impacts but extreme storms generating more devastating and frequent flooding.

2021-Jul-06 Wildfire experts available to explain fire behavior, potential impacts Fire crew member fights Poomacha wildfire in California

Wildfire experts are available to discuss a range of topics, from wildfire prediction to the role of climate change and the impacts of emissions.

2021-May-25 A neural network improves forecasts for severe storm hazards A forecast for tornadoes

NCAR is using artificial intelligence to run experimental forecasts for hail, tornadoes, and intense winds — storm hazards that can cause serious damage but that are notoriously difficult for weather models to accurately predict.

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.