1. NSF NCAR C-130 landing in Kiruna, Sweden.

    Flying into the cold unknown

    Typically, pilots avoid flying where icing conditions can occur, but researchers are flying into extremely cold weather in order to study an Arctic phenomenon known as marine cold air outbreaks (CAOs). CAOs and the clouds they generate may have far-reaching climate impacts and scientists are hoping to understand more about the role they are playing in the rapid warming of the Arctic.

    • Climate

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  2. Damage in the Lahaina harbor after the 2023 fire

    Scientists focus on Lahaina Fire to improve prediction of wildland-urban fires

    Scientists have used a pair of computer models to simulate last year's Lahaina Wildfire, a development that could potentially help with future firefighting operations and evacuations.

    • Weather

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  3. everette joseph standing in front of the flatirons

    NSF NCAR Director term extended to 2029

    Joseph’s accomplishments over the last five years include securing the $91.8 million grant from NSF to develop the Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR), and much more.

    • Organization

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  4. Eclipse in 1980, India

    Experts available to explain solar eclipse

    Eclipse experts are available to discuss eclipses, why eclipses are important for studying the Sun, and what research NSF NCAR is participating in during the April 8, 2024 eclipse.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  5. Scientists onboard the NASA DC-8

    NSF NCAR scientists participate in mission to measure air quality over Asia

    Scientists from the U.S. National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) have begun a four-country deployment focused on obtaining airborne observations of air quality over some of Asia’s largest cities.

    • Air Quality

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