2016-Jul-01 NCAR weather ensemble offers glimpse at forecasting's future The snow accumulation forecast made by two ensemble members for a January storm

NCAR's ensemble forecasting system has become a favorite among professional weather forecasters and atmospheric researchers.

2016-May-18 Sizing up cyclones  Satellite imagery of Hurricane Ivan

NCAR scientists have developed a new index for quantifying a hurricane's ability to cause destruction.

2016-May-17 A 3D window into a tornado  still image from animation shows vortices as tubelike structures

Scientists use advanced software to visualize details of the powerful storms.

2016-Mar-24 Rising Voices melds indigenous, western science perspectives Rising Voices participants at a workshop in Boulder.

Hosted at NCAR, the program brings scientists and engineers together with Native American community members to build bonds and discuss ways to adapt to a changing climate.

2016-Feb-26 NCAR weather modeling system aids Antarctic rescue effort image captured from AMPS Antarctic weather model

The Antarctic-tuned system was used to get a specialized forecast for the LC-130 ski plane sent to rescue more than 30 people stranded at an Australian research station.

2016-Feb-04 Southwest dries as wet weather systems become more rare  A dry lake bed in Colorado

The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into a drier climate state.

2016-Jan-21 The quest to predict severe weather sooner NCAR MPAS hexagonal mesh grid

A global weather model developed at NCAR offers a new way of simulating the atmosphere while providing scientists with flexibility when focusing on a specific area.

2015-Nov-17 Saving farmers money in tropical West Africa Ignitia chief executive and 2 farmers inspecting rice in northern Ghana

A Swedish company has adapted NCAR's WRF platform to produce rainfall forecasts and deliver them to farmers' cell phones.

2015-Nov-10 Looking at swells in 3D still from 3D animation shows ocean swell motion propagating into the atmosphere

Winds not only influence waves, but waves influence the atmosphere as well.

2015-Sep-29 Engineering for disaster  bicycle path channels floodwaters during 2013 storm, Boulder, CO

As damages from extreme weather events rise, systems designed to be resilient are more important than ever.