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  1. Nuclear test on Bikini atoll in 1954.

    Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate

    The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world’s climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows.

    • Climate

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  2. NASA satellite image of ozone over Arctic in October 2021

    Protecting the ozone layer is delivering vast health benefits

    International agreements to protect the ozone layer have been so successful that they will prevent an estimated 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  3. Winds blowing through downtown Dallas

    GPUs open the potential to forecast urban weather for drones and air taxis

    Scientists at NCAR have demonstrated that a new kind of model built entirely to run on graphical processing units, or GPUs, has the potential to produce useful, street-level forecasts of atmospheric flow in urban areas using far fewer computing resources and on a timeline that makes real-time weather forecasting for drones and other urban aircraft plausible.

    • Weather

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  4. 2021 cohort of UCAR Next Generation Fellows announced

    The 2021 cohort includes Julieta F. Juncosa Calahorrano, Earth system science fellow; Liz Cunningham, diversity and inclusion fellow; and To-Nhu “Leslie” Nguyen, public policy fellow.

    • Organization

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  5. A CESM simulation of clouds

    NCAR will collaborate on new initiative to integrate AI with climate modeling

    The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a collaborator on a new $25 million initiative that will use artificial intelligence to improve traditional Earth system models with the goal of advancing climate research to better inform decision makers with more actionable information.

    • Climate

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