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  1. Computer modeling showing multiple paths of hailstones in storms.

    Hail experts highlight progress in understanding damaging storms

    Leading hail experts say scientists are making substantial progress in better understanding hailstorms, a key step toward improving forecasts of the multibillion-dollar hazard.

    • Weather

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  2. Wildfire in Colorado mountains.

    Wildfire experts provide guidance for new research directions

    Fire experts across the nation call for a more strategic and interdisciplinary approach to pursuing wildfire research and protecting vulnerable communities.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. S-Pol

    NCAR joins international field campaign to study extreme rainfall in Pacific

    A field campaign to study extreme rainfall is underway this summer, bringing together an international team of atmospheric experts in one of the wettest areas of the globe. Based out of western Taiwan and a southern island of Japan, the Prediction of Rainfall Extremes Campaign in the Pacific (PRECIP) research team, including experts from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), will be carefully collecting data and observations of the extreme storms and monsoons that are common in this region.

    • Weather

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  4. Scientists use AI to update data vegetation maps for improved wildfire forecasts

    A new technique developed by NCAR uses artificial intelligence to efficiently update the vegetation maps that are relied on by wildfire computer models to accurately predict fire behavior and spread.

    • Weather

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  5. Emergency vehicles drive past California wildfire

    Scientists develop method for seasonal prediction of western wildfires

    This summer’s western wildfire season is likely to be more severe than average but not as devastating as last year’s near-record, according to an experimental prediction method developed by NCAR scientists.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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