1. A satellite image of Hurricane Lane provided by NOAA

    Hurricane experts available to explain storm behavior, potential impacts

    As the hurricane season reaches its peak, scientists at NCAR and UCAR are closely watching the storm and its potential for strong winds, torrential rains, and widespread flooding.

    • Weather

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  2. Some large hailstones laying on the ground

    Experts warn of mounting costs of hailstorms

    Scientists want to better understand and predict hailstorms, which cause more than $10 billion of damage yearly.

    • Weather

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  3. NSF/NCAR C-130 research aircraft being readied for takeoff

    Scientists fly into the heart of smoke plumes

    Scientists are gathering the most comprehensive dataset yet on western wildfire smoke and its impacts on weather, air quality, and climate.

    • Air Quality,
    • Weather

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  4. King megafire

    Fanning the flames of megafires

    Detailed observations and modeling of a California megafire highlight the role of small-scale winds in driving a conflagration.

    • Weather

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  5. An image of Antarctica

    Measuring snowfall in Antarctica

    Scientists set out to understand how much snow is feeding the Antarctic ice sheets and whether it is enough to offset the ice lost to the ocean.

    • Weather

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