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    Ozone pollution levels dropped early in pandemic

    Ozone in the lower atmosphere fell by 7% on average across the Northern Hemisphere, new research finds.

    • Air Quality

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  2. Colorado River (photo by M. Thomson).

    Monsoon has limited impact on Colorado mountain streamflow

    As snowpack in the Rocky Mountains declines with climate change, a new study warns that summertime rains are unlikely to significantly bolster stream levels.

    • Water

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  3. Emissions from industrial operations affect visibility. (Image by analogicus from Pixabay.)

    COVID-19 lockdowns temporarily raised global temperatures

    The lockdowns and reduced societal activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic affected emissions of pollutants in ways that slightly warmed the planet for several months last year, according to new research led by NCAR.

    • Climate

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  4. Climate model simulation showing hurricane making landfall.

    New NCAR-Wyoming supercomputer to accelerate scientific discovery

    NCAR's next supercomputer will advance Earth system science and help researchers better understand a range of phenomena that affect society.

    • Supercomputing

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  5. Ocean heat changing over time in the different layers of the ocean

    2020 was a record-breaking year for ocean heat

    The temperatures in the upper 2,000 meters of the ocean hit a record high in 2020, according to a new analysis by a research team that included scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The five hottest years for the upper ocean on record have all occurred since 2015.

    • Climate

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