1. Predicting solar superstorms: image of coronal mass ejection on August 31, 2012

    On the watch for solar superstorms

    While the current peak in the 11-year cycle of sunspot activity is on the weak side, the Sun might still produce a major storm at any point. The most dangerous storms are most likely during the waning part of the solar cycle, which will unfold later this decade.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. sunrise over the Atlantic

    Turning down the heat

    A grand solar minimum would slow global warming but not stop it.

    • Climate,
    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Extracting clues from solar cavities

    New observations of the magnetic field on the Sun are providing an unprecedented glimpse into solar eruptions that have serious impacts on Earth.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. Two forecasters at the National Weather Service test-drive a graphics system.

    Students get a forecaster's view

    University students and faculty soon will have the chance to peer at day-to-day weather through the same lens used by National Weather Service meteorologists. A new version of the NWS’s workhorse graphics software will reach campuses through UCAR’s Unidata program.

    • Education + Outreach,
    • Sun + Space Weather,
    • Weather

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  5. UCAR Magazine

    Tying the Sun together

    To get at driving forces deep within the Sun, new models aim to unify the Sun’s dynamo and the emergence of magnetic flux—two areas that are challenging to model individually, let alone together.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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