1. High-res Western drought forecasts could be on horizon

    A new computer modeling technique developed by NCAR scientists offers the potential to generate months-ahead summertime drought forecasts across the Western United States with the capability of differentiating between dry conditions at locations just a couple of miles apart.

    • Climate,
    • Water

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  2. Richard Rotunno

    NCAR scientist Richard Rotunno elected to National Academy of Sciences

    National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientist Richard Rotunno has been named a new member of the National Academy of Sciences, a distinguished honor given to those who have achieved excellence in research.

    • Weather

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  3. An image of sea surface temps in the tropical pacific

    Australian bushfires likely contributed to multiyear La Niña

    The catastrophic Australian bushfires in 2019-2020 contributed to ocean cooling thousands of miles away, ultimately nudging the Tropical Pacific into a rare multi-year La Niña event that dissipated only recently.

    • Climate

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  4. Exhibits about data in the new NWSC visitor center.

    NCAR redesigns visitor center at Wyoming supercomputing facility

    The visitor center at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center has been completely redesigned and is reopening to the public on May 15.

    • Data,
    • Education + Outreach,
    • Supercomputing

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  5. The eruption of pinatubo

    Predictive power of climate models may be masked by volcanoes

    Simulated volcanic eruptions may be blowing up our ability to predict near-term climate, according to a new study published in Science Advances.

    • Climate

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