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  1. Coronal loops observed by NASA’s Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft. Credit: NASA/TRACE

    A solar illusion: Coronal loops may not be what they seem

    Many coronal loops — ropey strands of plasma that scientists have long thought existed in the Sun’s atmosphere — may actually be optical illusions, according to a new paper that challenges prevailing assumptions of what we know, and don’t know, about the Sun.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. Bathymetric map of Lake Malawi

    Scientists map underwater topography of more than 1.4 million lakes and reservoirs worldwide

    Scientists have used artificial intelligence techniques to create a publicly available dataset of the underwater topography, or bathymetry, of more than 1.4 million inland lakes and reservoirs around the world.

    • Water

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  3. Artist rendition of dashboard of self-driving car.

    Favorable weather for self-driving vehicles

    NCAR researchers seek to use weather information to improve the efficiency of autonomous vehicles.

    • Weather

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  4. Neil Jacobs named chief science advisor for the Unified Forecast System

    Neil Jacobs has been chosen to serve as chief science advisor for the Unified Forecast System (UFS), an effort by the broad scientific community to develop a common, open-source modeling infrastructure that encourages collaboration and eases the transition from research to operations with the goal of improving NOAA’s forecast models.

    • Organization

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  5. UCAR statement on the Boulder County fire

    Antonio Busalacchi, the president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, has issued a statement on the Dec. 30, 2021, fire in Boulder County.

    • Organization

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