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    Melting Greenland ice sheets may threaten northeast United States, Canada

    Melting of the Greenland ice sheet may drive more water than previously thought toward the already threatened coastlines of New York, Boston, Halifax, and other cities in the northeastern United States and Canada.

    • Climate

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  2. Analyzing asteroseismic data from the Kepler mission

    A new technique developed at NCAR will help asteroseismologists learn about stars from their oscillations, or “starquakes.” These variations in the brightness of stars reveal information about their internal structures.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Climate models and clouds

    One of the challenges for global climate modelers is accurately simulating cloud cover and its changes over time. This is vital for projecting future temperatures, rainfall, and other aspects of global and regional climate change.

    • Climate

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  4. Modeling wind's effect on sand dunes

    Using a highly efficient modeling technique, Pablo Ortiz (University of Granada) and Piotr Smolarkiewicz (ESSL/MMM) have simulated the role of winds in forming sand dunes and sandholes.

    • Weather

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    World's Largest Tornado Experiment Heads for Great Plains

    The largest and most ambitious tornado study in history will begin next week, as dozens of scientists deploy radars and other ground-based instruments across the Great Plains to gain a better understanding of these often deadly weather events.

    • Weather

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