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  1. View of flooding in Germany in 2021

    Flooding patterns expected to change with future warming

    Climate change will significantly alter future patterns of flooding, with moderate storms having mixed impacts but extreme storms generating more devastating and frequent flooding.

    • Climate,
    • Water

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  2. Oil painting of a juvenile loggerhead turtle by NCAR scientist and co-author Kristen Krumhardt

    High-resolution ocean model provides insight into sea turtles’ lost years

    An exquisitely detailed global ocean model simulation from NCAR has given scientists rare insight into where baby sea turtles may go in their “lost years” after they scramble off the sandy beaches where they are born and swim into the open ocean.

    • Water

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  3. Colorado River (photo by M. Thomson).

    Monsoon has limited impact on Colorado mountain streamflow

    As snowpack in the Rocky Mountains declines with climate change, a new study warns that summertime rains are unlikely to significantly bolster stream levels.

    • Water

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  4. Ice-covered radar used in cloud-seeding experiment

    Scientists demonstrate that cloud seeding can generate snowfall

    Scientists have successfully used a combination of radars and snow gauges to measure the impact of cloud seeding on snowfall. The new research addresses decades of speculation about the effectiveness of artificial methods to increase precipitation, demonstrating unambiguously that cloud seeding can boost snowfall across a wide area if the atmospheric conditions are favorable.

    • Water,
    • Weather

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  5. Street with houses destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Ike

    Communicating coastal storm risks through a sense of place

    NCAR is leading a new project studying how maps and other visualizations can help communicate forecasts and help residents better understand the risks to their communities.

    • Water,
    • Weather

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