1. Solar eclipse over Australia. (Photo courtesy of UCAR)

    Total eclipse: celestial wonder and scientific opportunity

    As the April 8, 2024 total eclipse approaches, scientists and staff with the U.S. National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) are preparing a variety of experiments and outreach projects to further our knowledge of the Sun and engage various communities in observing and understanding this extraordinary and rare event.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. An image of a tornado forming.

    Experts available to discuss tornadoes

    As tornado season ramps up, scientists at the U.S. National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) are available to talk with journalists about various issues related to tornadoes.

    • Weather

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  3. Experts available to discuss atmospheric rivers

    Experts at NSF NCAR are available to talk with reporters about a number of aspects of atmospheric rivers.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. NSF NCAR C-130 landing in Kiruna, Sweden.

    Flying into the cold unknown

    Typically, pilots avoid flying where icing conditions can occur, but researchers are flying into extremely cold weather in order to study an Arctic phenomenon known as marine cold air outbreaks (CAOs). CAOs and the clouds they generate may have far-reaching climate impacts and scientists are hoping to understand more about the role they are playing in the rapid warming of the Arctic.

    • Climate

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  5. Damage in the Lahaina harbor after the 2023 fire

    Scientists focus on Lahaina Fire to improve prediction of wildland-urban fires

    Scientists have used a pair of computer models to simulate last year's Lahaina Wildfire, a development that could potentially help with future firefighting operations and evacuations.

    • Weather

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