1. The Sun. Credit NASA.

    New model reveals origins of the Sun's seasons

    The solar seasons — which change every six to 18 months from "bursty" to quiet, and vice versa — have been realistically simulated for the first time in a computer model.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. UCAR Next Generation Fellows: Flatirons in winter

    UCAR names inaugural Next Generation Fellows

    The three awardees receive financial support for two years of graduate school and two summer internships.

    • Education + Outreach

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  3. Future storms will drop higher volumes of rain -- image of mesoscale convective system

    North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain

    Storm clusters known as mesoscale convective systems will pose a much greater flooding risk later this century in a warming climate.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. Predicted La Niña for 2018

    New research could predict La Niña drought years in advance

    Two new studies have significantly improved scientists’ ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. Scientists find benefits to climate observing system: atmospheric water vapor

    Investing in climate observations would generate major returns

    A major new paper finds that a well-designed climate system would deliver trillions of dollars in benefits.

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