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  1. A rendering of the large coronagraph dome

    NSF approves funding for next stage of NCAR’s new solar observatory

    NCAR has received funding approval to survey prospective locations for the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO). This new observatory offers the potential to transform our fundamental understanding of magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere and how they drive the formation of solar eruptions and other space weather that can affect technologies on Earth.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. Pieternel Levelt

    Pieternel Levelt chosen to lead NCAR’s Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Lab

    Pieternel Levelt has been selected to lead the Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory (ACOM) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Levelt currently serves as the head of the R&D Satellite Observations department at The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute while also serving as a professor at Delft University of Technology.  

    • Air Quality,
    • Organization

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  3. A depiction of a past warmer climate on Earth

    Past is key to predicting future climate, scientists say

    In a review paper published in the journal Science, a group of climate experts makes the case for including paleoclimate data in the development of climate models. Such models are used globally to assess the impacts of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, predict scenarios for future climate and propose strategies for mitigation.

    • Climate

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  4. Research aircraft flies through smoke.

    Flying through wildfire smoke plumes could improve smoke forecasts

    Smoke forecasts may incorrectly predict the amount of particles in staler air.

    • Air Quality

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  5. Super Science Saturday goes online

    All are welcome to this fun and enriching day of learning about science and the atmosphere.

    • Education + Outreach

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