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Tag: Observing
  1. 20-day forecast simulation with starting conditions that differed on the order of a thousandth of a degree of the control (Forecast vs Fake Reality) yielded drastically different results past six days.

    Confronting the unpredictable

    Even with the ideal computer model and nearly perfect observations, new research confirms what meteorologists have long thought: there's a limit to how far in advance we can forecast the weather.

    • Weather

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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