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Tag: Societal Impacts
  1. Eruption of Mt. Agung in 2017.

    Early humans escaped worst impacts of massive volcanic eruption 

    A massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia about 74,000 years ago affected the climate but likely had limited impacts on early human populations in Africa, according to new research co-authored by NCAR scientists.

    • Climate

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  2. Fire crew member fights Poomacha wildfire in California

    Wildfire experts available to explain fire behavior, potential impacts

    Wildfire experts are available to discuss a range of topics, from wildfire prediction to the role of climate change and the impacts of emissions.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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