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  1. Sea ice

    New study focuses on the impact of nuclear war on the oceans

    New research finds that nuclear war would devastate the ocean, causing a steep drop in water temperature, collapsing the marine food web, and spurring significant growth of Arctic sea ice.

    • Climate

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  2. Emergency vehicles drive past California wildfire

    Scientists develop method for seasonal prediction of western wildfires

    This summer’s western wildfire season is likely to be more severe than average but not as devastating as last year’s near-record, according to an experimental prediction method developed by NCAR scientists.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. Car drives past wildfire

    Wildfire experts available to explain fire behavior, potential impacts

    As wildfires threaten much of the West during another hot and dry year, NCAR scientists are researching key aspects of these destructive events.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. Hoover Dam

    New method can predict summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance

    Scientists have developed a method to estimate summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance.

    • Climate,
    • Water,
    • Weather

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  5. Rings around Lake Powell in 2017.

    Today’s extreme droughts could become average in the future

    Conditions that, by today’s standards, are considered to be mega-droughts — or conversely, abnormally wet “mega-pluvial” events — may become the average in the future, according to new research led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-authored by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

    • Climate

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