1. Smog over Boulder

    NCAR to host Air Quality Open House on May 3 in Boulder

    NCAR is marking Air Quality Awareness Week with a family-friendly open house at its Mesa Lab in southwest Boulder from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.

    • Air Quality

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  2. Constructing roads for climate: flooded road in Texas

    Building roads to match tomorrow's weather

    When engineers design roads, bridges, and other types of transportation infrastructure, they need to account for changing weather patterns.

    • Climate

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  3. Weather forecasting for drones: Quadcopter drone with camera

    Drones need aviation forecasts, too

    NCAR, long a trusted provider of critical weather information to the aviation industry, is beginning to lend its expertise to the UAS community as well.

    • Weather

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  4. UCAR congressional briefing on wildfires: BLM firefighters near Burns, Oregon

    Congressional briefing on wildland fires

    Scientists and fire experts highlighted major progress toward managing and predicting wildfires at the Capitol Hill session for congressional and agency staff.

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  5. Upper-atmospheric wave pattern linked to California droughts, floods: detail of wavenumber-5 pattern

    Scientists link recent California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves

    The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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