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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. An image of the Sun with orange flares.

    Keeping aircraft safe

    When a geomagnetic storm blasted Earth on January 24, commercial airlines redirected a handful of flights were originally routed to fly over the North Pole. Behind the scenes, NCAR scientists play a role in safety precautions such as these.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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