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  1. Ocean heat changing over time in the different layers of the ocean

    2020 was a record-breaking year for ocean heat

    The temperatures in the upper 2,000 meters of the ocean hit a record high in 2020, according to a new analysis by a research team that included scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The five hottest years for the upper ocean on record have all occurred since 2015.

    • Climate

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  2. Sunset over Queens, NY.

    Scientists use advanced computer modeling to project future urban heat

    An advanced new computer modeling technique has enabled scientists to project the potential extent of climate change in the world’s cities.

    • Climate

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  3. Image of the Sun from NASA

    New Sunspot Cycle could be one of the strongest on record

    In direct contradiction to the official forecast, a team of scientists led by NCAR predicts that the Sunspot Cycle that started this fall could be one of the strongest since record-keeping began.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. 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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  5. 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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