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  1. Wildfire torching trees

    Predicting wildfire risks

    With wildfires becoming a growing threat, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is supporting a major, university-led initiative to better forecast the destructive events.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. A stylized example of the EarthGrid

    CSU, NCAR to develop high-res global model for community use

    CSU will collaborate with NCAR to create a high-resolution version of an Earth system model used by scientists around the world. The National Science Foundation will fund the nearly $5 million, five-year “EarthWorks”project.  

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. An ocean wave

    Climate change is creating a significantly more stratified ocean, new study finds

    The decrease in ocean mixing could amplify warming due to human-caused climate change at the Earth’s surface, intensify ocean acidification, and impact the marine food chain, among other impacts.

    • Climate

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  4. Greenland iceberg (NASA/Saskia Madlene)

    The Arctic is transitioning into a new climate state

    The fast-warming Arctic has started to transition from a predominantly frozen state into an entirely different climate, according to a comprehensive new study of Arctic conditions.

    • Climate

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  5. Map of global ice age temperatures

    Scientists nail down average temperature of last ice age

    New research has nailed down the average global temperature at the peak of the last ice age, which helps scientists better understand today's relationship between carbon dioxide levels and warming temperatures.

    • Climate

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