1. A W-band radar capturing the end stages of the 5 June tornado

    Rounding up severe weather

    This spring the second Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX2, or V2) captured one tornado in unprecedented detail, as well as a number of potentially tornadic thunderstorms that never made the grade.

    • Weather

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  2. UCAR Magazine

    Spectacular sunspots

    In a breakthrough that will help scientists unlock mysteries of the Sun and its impacts on Earth, an international team of scientists from NCAR and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research has created the first-ever comprehensive computer model of sunspots.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Joachim Kuettner with sailplane

    Seven decades of science

    When you've been studying the ways of the atmosphere since the 1930s, you have many tales to tell. Joachim Kuettner has been sharing his life stories, including some lesser-known ones, in a new round of oral and video histories.

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