Tag: Modeling
  1. Cold air outbreak

    New study questions explanation for last winter’s brutal U.S. cold snap

    A new study challenges a commonly accepted explanation that a "sudden stratospheric warming" caused the unusually cold weather over the U.S. early last year, a view which was widely reported in the media and discussed among scientists at the time.

    • Weather

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  2. Coronal loops observed by NASA’s Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft. Credit: NASA/TRACE

    A solar illusion: Coronal loops may not be what they seem

    Many coronal loops — ropey strands of plasma that scientists have long thought existed in the Sun’s atmosphere — may actually be optical illusions, according to a new paper that challenges prevailing assumptions of what we know, and don’t know, about the Sun.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Bathymetric map of Lake Malawi

    Scientists map underwater topography of more than 1.4 million lakes and reservoirs worldwide

    Scientists have used artificial intelligence techniques to create a publicly available dataset of the underwater topography, or bathymetry, of more than 1.4 million inland lakes and reservoirs around the world.

    • Water

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  4. Neil Jacobs named chief science advisor for the Unified Forecast System

    Neil Jacobs has been chosen to serve as chief science advisor for the Unified Forecast System (UFS), an effort by the broad scientific community to develop a common, open-source modeling infrastructure that encourages collaboration and eases the transition from research to operations with the goal of improving NOAA’s forecast models.

    • Organization

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  5. Solders at White Sands Missile Range.

    Better forecasts, enhanced national security

    A quarter-century of NCAR collaborations with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command has contributed to major advances in weather prediction.

    • Weather

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