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Tag: Societal Impacts
  1. Summer sun over city

    Scientists develop new method to estimate exposure to indoor heat

    An interdisciplinary team of scientists has developed an innovative method to estimate the health risks of older adults who spend time in hot indoor settings.

    • Climate

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  2. A forecast for tornadoes

    A neural network improves forecasts for severe storm hazards

    NCAR is using artificial intelligence to run experimental forecasts for hail, tornadoes, and intense winds — storm hazards that can cause serious damage but that are notoriously difficult for weather models to accurately predict.

    • Weather

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  3. NASA aerial image of Greenland glacier.

    Paris Agreement targets could greatly reduce loss of ice sheets, glaciers

    A major international study predicts that sea level rise from the melting of land ice could be halved this century if society were to limit warming to 1.5°Celsius.

    • Climate,
    • Supercomputing

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  4. Photo of city traffic

    Ozone pollution levels dropped early in pandemic

    Ozone in the lower atmosphere fell by 7% on average across the Northern Hemisphere, new research finds.

    • Air Quality

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  5. Colorado River (photo by M. Thomson).

    Monsoon has limited impact on Colorado mountain streamflow

    As snowpack in the Rocky Mountains declines with climate change, a new study warns that summertime rains are unlikely to significantly bolster stream levels.

    • Water

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