1. Invisible waves visualized: still from high-resolution simulation of north-south winds about 60 miles above Earth

    Watch invisible waves rumble through the atmosphere

    For the first time, an NCAR-led team of scientists have found a way to simulate the propagation of gravity waves toward space. The resulting visualization is mesmerizing to watch.

    • Weather

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  2. Students in the GLOBE program test water salinity at a tide pool off the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

    GLOBE Program Marks 20 Years of Global Earth Science Education

    The international program has generated more than 100 million environmental measurements collected by students around the world,"

    • Education + Outreach

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  3. Predicting plant uptake of carbon: photo of trees and ferns in Costa Rica

    Curbing carbon: Not enough plant food to go around?

    A new study estimates how much carbon dioxide is likely to be absorbed by plants by the end of the century.

    • Climate

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  4. Laura Snider

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  5. Seasons on the Sun: Coronal mass ejection in 2012

    Sun experiences seasonal changes, new research finds

    The Sun's activity waxes and wanes nearly every two years. The discovery provides clues that could help improve forecasting of solar storms, which can affect technological systems that society depends on.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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