1. Constructing roads for climate: flooded road in Texas

    Building roads to match tomorrow's weather

    When engineers design roads, bridges, and other types of transportation infrastructure, they need to account for changing weather patterns.

    • Climate

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  2. Upper-atmospheric wave pattern linked to California droughts, floods: detail of wavenumber-5 pattern

    Scientists link recent California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves

    The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. assessing ocean heat: an Argo float being deployed

    New estimate of ocean heat finds more warming

    The oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at NCAR.

    • Climate

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  4. kids studying ocean reefs: illustration from Elementary Globe storybook

    UCAR staff add climate storybook to Elementary GLOBE's line-up

    School children go to Greenland and the Maldives to study climate in the latest addition to this illustrated series.

    • Education + Outreach,
    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  5. snowpack in the Rockies

    Slower snowmelt in a warming world

    As the world warms, mountain snowpack will not only melt earlier, it will also melt more slowly, according to a new study by NCAR scientists.

    • Climate

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