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  1. Inversion over Salt Lake City, January 2011, related to persistent cold and pollution events

    When a good air mass goes bad

    Much of the United States has felt winter’s bite this week, with fresh but frigid cold to the east and a weeks-long spell of stagnant, polluted chill to the west.

    • Air Quality,
    • Weather

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  2. Cooking over an open fire in Ghana.

    Scientists launch international study of open-fire cooking and air quality

    NCAR scientists are leading a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease.

    • Air Quality

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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