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Tag: Observing
  1. An artist's rendering of a COSMIC-2 satellite.

    COSMIC-2 atmospheric observing system slated to blast off next week

    A constellation of small satellites launched on June 24 will lead to better hurricane forecasts and provide critical information about upper atmospheric disturbances that can affect global communications systems and electrical grids.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  2. UCAR statement on opening the 24 GHz spectrum

    Opening high-frequency radio spectrum to telecommunications providers may significantly interfere with weather forecasts needed to protect life and property and support essential military operations.

    • Data,
    • Government Relations,
    • Organization,
    • Weather

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  3. Ice buildup on the NRC Convair 580 can be seen on the aircraft nose and windows.

    Field campaign flies through icy weather

    Scientists are collecting in-flight data in some of the most risky weather for the aviation industry, including freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet. The program is led by the Federal Aviation Administration in partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other organizations.

    • Weather

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  4. rates of sea level rise compared to average

    Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change

    The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study.

    • Climate

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  5. Heavy rain on a window

    Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds

    Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of annual precipitation falling in 11 days.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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