New weather legislation will enhance connections among the federal government, research community, and private companies to accelerate advances in forecast technologies.
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Climate change is expected to lessen total U.S. snowfall, but it's unlikely to rein in the most powerful nor'easters that pummel the East Coast.
A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to the explosive release of energy in a brilliant flash.
- Sun + Space Weather
Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The crops, a land management strategy farmers use between growing seasons, create a darker surface than a snow-covered field, absorbing more heat from the Sun and producing a local warming effect.
Everette Joseph was named director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research today, following a rigorous international search. He joins NCAR from the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he is director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.