1. Satellite image of nor'easter

    Major northeastern snowstorms expected to continue with climate change

    Climate change is expected to lessen total U.S. snowfall, but it's unlikely to rein in the most powerful nor'easters that pummel the East Coast.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. A solar flare modeled in the new study

    Solar flares: From emergence to eruption

    A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to the explosive release of energy in a brilliant flash.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Cover crops left over winter in a field stick up above the snow.

    Cover crops may increase winter temperatures in North America

    Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The crops, a land management strategy farmers use between growing seasons, create a darker surface than a snow-covered field, absorbing more heat from the Sun and producing a local warming effect.

    • Climate

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  4. Everette Joseph

    Everette Joseph is named NCAR director

    Everette Joseph was named director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research today, following a rigorous international search. He joins NCAR from the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he is director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.

    • Organization

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  5. Sun setting on Arctic sea ice pack

    Wintertime Arctic Sea ice's long-term rate of decline slows

    New research by NASA and NCAR has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the Arctic sea ice cover.

    • Climate

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