1. The powerful HIAPER Cloud Radar, mounted in the white pod, flies over a major Nor'easter

    Nor’easter on the radar

    Scientists flew the new HIAPER Cloud Radar above a major northeast snowstorm, obtaining critical data on its structure and dynamics.

    • Weather

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  2. Air quality in WINTER: Map highlighting research areas for WINTER field campaign

    Cold facts of air pollution

    A major field project in the Eastern United States, supported by NCAR, seeks to better understand air pollution during winter.

    • Air Quality

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  3. Snowfall measurement: cars buried under lots of snow

    Snowfall measurement: a flaky history

    Many storms from the 1980s or earlier would probably appear in the record as bigger storms if the observers had used currently accepted methodology.

    • Weather

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  4. UCAR named Smithsonian Affiliate: Kids experiment with cloud exhibit

    UCAR named a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate

    The affiliation establishes a long-term collaboration between UCAR's science education center and the Smithsonian.

    • Education + Outreach

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  5. The urban heat island effect can be exacerbated by the smooth surfaces of buildings, such as these in Dallas.

    What's behind urban heat islands?

    Researchers are using specialized modeling techniques have learned how turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days.

    • Climate

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