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  1. 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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  2. Sunset over Queens, New York.

    New research will look at heat wave risks during pandemic

    As the United States nears its hottest time of the year, scientists are launching a research project into whether the public health impacts of extreme heat will be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Weather

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  3. A graphic showing how COSMIC satellites measure the bend of GPS signals.

    After 14 years, first COSMIC satellite mission comes to an end

    The last of six tiny satellites that were rocketed into space 14 years ago – and then went on to prove that the wealth of accurate atmospheric data that can be gleaned from existing GPS signals can improve operational weather forecasts – was officially decommissioned on May 1, outliving its original planned lifespan by a dozen years.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  4. Satellite image of Hurricane Michael in 2018

    Individualists are less likely to obey hurricane evacuation orders

    Residents with individualist world views are less likely to be persuaded by official predictions of risks or evacuate from an approaching hurricane, new research finds.

    • Weather

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  5. Damage to Jersey coast from Sandy

    Steering a (virtual) hurricane: New model gives scientists more control

    A new tool developed at NCAR can help scientists better quantify the range of possible impacts from landfalling storms.

    • Weather

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