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  1. Data assimilation: Weather forecast map of southeastern US

    Wrangling observations into models

    Part science, part art, data assimilation improves simulations by bringing a range of measurements – be they sparse, dense, or irregularly scattered – into computer models.

    • Data,
    • Supercomputing

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  2. Visualizations of Earth, air, fire, and water

    Earth Science Week 2015: NCAR visualizes Earth, air, fire & water

    Software engineers and scientists collaborate to visualize research.

    • Climate,
    • Data,
    • Weather

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  3. Sea surface temperatures on Aug. 3 in 1997 and 2015

    Watch 2015 and 1997 El Niños build, side by side

    The El Niño brewing in the tropical Pacific is on track to become one of the strongest such events in recorded history and may even warm its way past the historic 1997-98 El Niño.

    • Climate,
    • Data

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  4. 4-panel image compares radar and computer model data

    NCAR "STEPs" up rain, flood research

    Scientists are running several computer models simultaneously to provide more accurate short-term forecasts of heavy rainfall, flash floods.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  5. GPS sensor installed on Niwot Ridge, CO, to measure snow depth

    Boulder team wins international water prize

    The scientists who developed an innovative way to use GPS technology for moisture measurements have won one of the world's most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources.

    • Data

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