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  1. Close-up depiction of solar turbulence

    First up: Accelerated scientific discovery

    First in the queue for the NCAR-Wyoming Yellowstone system is a set of 11 computing-intensive projects tackling major problems in Earth and atmospheric science.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality,
    • Supercomputing,
    • Weather

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  2. UCAR Magazine

    Storms in plane sight

    Scientists are analyzing results from a project that pulled together chemists, radar experts, cloud physicists, forecasters, pilots, and other specialists to investigate the evolution of thunderstorms.

    • Air Quality

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  3. Power boost for volcanoes

    Sulfate gases emitted by the Nabro volcano boosted stratospheric particles and gas across the entire Northern Hemisphere in 2011.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  4. Nuclear power plants in Japan, 2011

    Modeling nuclear radiation

    After an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, on March 11, 2011, an unknown quantity of radioactive material was released into the surrounding air and sea.

    • Air Quality

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  5. UCAR Magazine

    What's happening with methane?

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide has been increasing fairly steadily for decades, but methane has accumulated at a more erratic pace. The increase virtually stalled for much of the last decade before resuming after 2007.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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