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  1. Winds blowing through downtown Dallas

    GPUs open the potential to forecast urban weather for drones and air taxis

    Scientists at NCAR have demonstrated that a new kind of model built entirely to run on graphical processing units, or GPUs, has the potential to produce useful, street-level forecasts of atmospheric flow in urban areas using far fewer computing resources and on a timeline that makes real-time weather forecasting for drones and other urban aircraft plausible.

    • Weather

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  2. Man in car gets his temperature checked

    Heat-related symptoms affected one-quarter of Americans during summer of 2020

    More than one-quarter of the U.S. population suffered from exposure to extreme heat during the pandemic summer of 2020, surveys show.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. Satellite image of smoke from Australian fire

    Bushfires, not pandemic lockdowns, had biggest impact on global climate in 2020

    The smoke from devastating Australian bushfires cooled the planet in 2020 and pushed tropical thunderstorms northward.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. William Mahoney

    5G wireless networks threaten weather forecasts, NCAR expert tells Congress

    NCAR Associate Director William Mahoney testified in Congress today about the need to protect radio frequencies that are needed for weather forecasts and understanding the climate system.

    • Climate,
    • Data,
    • Weather

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  5. Teller Lake experiencing extreme drought

    Drought and heat wave experts available to explain research and potential impacts

    As areas across North America experience record-setting heat waves and face extended periods of drought, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are working to better understand and predict these extreme weather and climate events that impact human health and well-being.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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