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  1. Sun and Water

    Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate, Drives Events Similar to El Niño, La Niña

    Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that maximum solar activity and its aftermath have impacts on Earth that resemble La Niña and El Niño events in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

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  2. American Airlines Airbus. Wikipedia photo by Eheik

    New NCAR System May Guide Transoceanic Flights Around Storms and Turbulence

    NCAR is developing a prototype system to provide aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they fly across remote ocean regions.

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  3. Connecting the upper and lower atmosphere

    An experimental modeling study by a team of scientists that includes NCAR’s Hanli Liu (High Altitude Observatory) points to the propagation of waves upward from the lower atmosphere as a driver for variability in the ionosphere. The research is an important step toward better understanding space weather.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. Lawrence Buja

    NCAR Teams with Inter-American Development Bank to Help Latin America Prepare for Climate Change

    NCAR has teamed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to launch a far-reaching program to help Latin American and Caribbean nations prepare for the impacts of global warming.

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  5. Man walking on snowy city street

    300 Billion weather forecasts used by Americans annually, survey Finds

    Close to 9 out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts regularly, and they do so more than three times each day on average, according to a new nationwide survey.

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