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Tag: Observing
  1. An aurora as seen from space

    NCAR’s new mini-satellite will measure howling winds high in Earth’s atmosphere

    NCAR has received $6.5 million in funding from NASA to launch a roughly shoebox-sized satellite into space carrying an instrument designed to measure the howling thermospheric winds, which can gust more than 300 miles per hour through the highest reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. A view out the window of the GV over the Southern Ocean

    Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink

    The Southern Ocean is indeed a significant carbon sink — absorbing a large amount of the excess carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities — according to a new study led by NCAR.

    • Climate

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  3. Smoke from factory

    Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere

    Warming temperatures near Earth's surface are playing an increasing role in pushing up the height of the tropopause.

    • Climate

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  4. A solar flare on the surface of the Sun. Image: NASA

    New study ties solar variability to the onset of decadal La Nina events

    A new study shows a correlation between the end of solar cycles and a switch from El Nino to La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean, suggesting that solar variability can drive seasonal weather variability on Earth.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  5. A rendering of the large coronagraph dome

    NSF approves funding for next stage of NCAR’s new solar observatory

    NCAR has received funding approval to survey prospective locations for the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO). This new observatory offers the potential to transform our fundamental understanding of magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere and how they drive the formation of solar eruptions and other space weather that can affect technologies on Earth.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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