1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Mudslide on I-70 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon.

    Drenching rains pose greater threat to fire-damaged areas in West

    The western US is facing a greatly heightened risk of extreme rain-after-fire events, which can cause mudslides, flash floods, and significant destruction.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. New study highlights wide-ranging impacts of climate change

    A major new international study shows that the impact of climate change is apparent in nearly all aspects of the climate system with the potential for major impacts on society and vulnerable ecosystems.

    • Climate

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