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  1. 20-day forecast simulation with starting conditions that differed on the order of a thousandth of a degree of the control (Forecast vs Fake Reality) yielded drastically different results past six days.

    Confronting the unpredictable

    Even with the ideal computer model and nearly perfect observations, new research confirms what meteorologists have long thought: there's a limit to how far in advance we can forecast the weather.

    • Weather

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  2. An artist's rendering of a COSMIC-2 satellite.

    COSMIC-2 atmospheric observing system slated to blast off next week

    A constellation of small satellites launched on June 24 will lead to better hurricane forecasts and provide critical information about upper atmospheric disturbances that can affect global communications systems and electrical grids.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  3. UCAR statement on opening the 24 GHz spectrum

    Opening high-frequency radio spectrum to telecommunications providers may significantly interfere with weather forecasts needed to protect life and property and support essential military operations.

    • Data,
    • Government Relations,
    • Organization,
    • Weather

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  4. A visualization of MPAS run at a high resolution

    Teaching old codes new tricks

    NCAR has partnered with The Weather Company to experiment with a new technology that could make global, storm-scale forecasting a practical reality: graphical processing units, or GPUs.

    • Supercomputing,
    • Weather

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  5. A remote road in snowy conditions with a car

    UCAR Congressional Briefing: Forecasting the road ahead

    Experts emphasized the importance of investing in research and new technology to provide drivers with detailed weather forecasts, thereby improving safety and mobility.

    • Weather

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