1. Fitting new pieces into the African drought puzzle

    Andrea Sealy, NCAR's Advanced Study Program • If you are from the Caribbean and you're good at math and science, the advice you get is to become a doctor, says Sealy. "But I never liked biology much," she adds. Now she's a researcher at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology.

    • Weather

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  2. Andrea Sealy

    Andrea Sealy has been working for the last two years to find some answers to the many questions surrounding the Sahelian drought.

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  3. Between air and sea

    NCAR scientists Bill Large and Steve Yeager have produced a new analysis of the exchanges of heat, momentum, and moisture between the oceans and atmosphere that should help climate modelers better assess variability on several time scales.

    • Climate

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  4. Photograph of Alex Guenther looking at an instrument attached to a pine tree

    International field campaign examines impact of beetle kill on Rocky Mountain weather and air quality

    Mountain pine beetles appear to be doing more than killing large swaths of forests in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists suspect they are also altering local weather patterns and air quality.

    • Air Quality,
    • Weather

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  5. Down-to-earth predictions

    In a potential boon for agriculture, a NASA-funded effort that involves NCAR and the private firm DTN/Meteorlogix has produced one of the world’s most accurate systems for predicting soil temperature up to two days in advance.

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