1. Rain in New York City

    City dwellers will face more extreme precipitation in the future

    Researchers examine the potential for urban areas to experience heavier rainfall and flooding risks in the future.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. Jon Petch

    Jon Petch named director of NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory 

    Jon Petch, the deputy director in the UK Met Office responsible for weather science, has been named director of the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) at NCAR.

    • Climate,
    • Organization

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  3. High-res Western drought forecasts could be on horizon

    A new computer modeling technique developed by NCAR scientists offers the potential to generate months-ahead summertime drought forecasts across the Western United States with the capability of differentiating between dry conditions at locations just a couple of miles apart.

    • Climate,
    • Water

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  4. An image of sea surface temps in the tropical pacific

    Australian bushfires likely contributed to multiyear La Niña

    The catastrophic Australian bushfires in 2019-2020 contributed to ocean cooling thousands of miles away, ultimately nudging the Tropical Pacific into a rare multi-year La Niña event that dissipated only recently.

    • Climate

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  5. The eruption of pinatubo

    Predictive power of climate models may be masked by volcanoes

    Simulated volcanic eruptions may be blowing up our ability to predict near-term climate, according to a new study published in Science Advances.

    • Climate

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