1. Physical and social sciences unite against plague

    NCAR scientists are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight plague in Uganda. Plague is believed to have been responsible for the Black Death pandemic that swept Europe in the 14th century, killing more than 25 million people.

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  2. A super-sized storm

    A windstorm that swept across Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois on May 8, 2009, was so remarkably fierce that NCAR scientists coined a new term to describe it: super derecho.

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  3. Juneau airport to get a safety boost

    A turbulence warning system alerting pilots landing at and departing from Juneau International Airport in southeast Alaska has taken a significant step toward completion with the integration of Federal Aviation Administration radio communications into the system.

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  4. Hurricane Felix satellite image

    Hurricane study to tackle long-standing mystery

    Researchers and aircraft will search for secrets of hurricane formation above the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

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  5. Tornado researchers catch a squall line during VORTEX2

    In the spring of 2009, researchers on the Second Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX2) field project set out across the Great Plains to study tornadoes, but that’s not the only phenomenon they observed.

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