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  1. Clouds and lightning.

    Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate change

    The number of thunderstorms in Alaska may triple by later this century because of climate change, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. New MMM Director Gretchen Mullendore

    Gretchen Mullendore chosen to lead NCAR’s Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

    Gretchen Mullendore has been selected to lead the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Mullendore, who currently serves as a professor and chair of the atmospheric sciences department at the University of North Dakota (UND), will join NCAR January 18, 2021.

    • Organization,
    • Weather

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  3. Wildfire torching trees

    Predicting wildfire risks

    With wildfires becoming a growing threat, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is supporting a major, university-led initiative to better forecast the destructive events.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. A stylized example of the EarthGrid

    CSU, NCAR to develop high-res global model for community use

    CSU will collaborate with NCAR to create a high-resolution version of an Earth system model used by scientists around the world. The National Science Foundation will fund the nearly $5 million, five-year “EarthWorks”project.  

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. View of Hurricane Hanna from the International Space Station

    Hurricane experts available to explain storm behavior, potential impacts

    As hurricane season starts to peak, NCAR and UCAR scientists are closely watching the potential for strong winds, torrential rains, and widespread flooding.

    • Weather

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