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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Ozone and the “weekend effect”

    Research from MIRAGE (Megacities Impacts on Regional and Global Environments), a field campaign held in Mexico City in 2006, is coming to fruition as scientists begin to publish their findings. A new paper details the ozone “weekend effect” in Mexico City and its implications for local air pollution.

    • Air Quality

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  4. Linking society and climate

    NCAR scientist Brian O’Neill is building an integrated assessment model to link a range of societal factors, such as future global economic and population trends, with the physical science of climate change.

    • Climate

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  5. Dengue fever heads north

    Research by NCAR scientist Mary Hayden underscores the risk of dengue fever and the growing threat of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the Rio Grande Valley between far south Texas and northeast Mexico.

    • Climate

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