2022-Jun-09 NCAR joins international field campaign to study extreme rainfall in Pacific
2022-May-19 Wildfire experts available to explain fire behavior, potential impacts Car drives past wildfire

As wildfires threaten much of the West during another hot and dry year, NCAR scientists are researching key aspects of these destructive events.

2022-Apr-28 New method can predict summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance Hoover Dam

Scientists have developed a method to estimate summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance.

2022-Apr-01 Drenching rains pose greater threat to fire-damaged areas in West Mudslide on I-70 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon.

The western US is facing a greatly heightened risk of extreme rain-after-fire events, which can cause mudslides, flash floods, and significant destruction.

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