National Center for Atmospheric Research – News Releases

  • UCAR statement on President Trump's budget proposal
    Antonio Busalacchi, the president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), issued the following statement about the administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019:Today's budget proposal marks the formal starting point of a months-long process by the Trump administration and Congress to determine spending for the 2019 fiscal year... Read more »
  • The climate secrets of southern clouds
    BOULDER, Colo. — This month, an international team of scientists will head to the remote Southern Ocean for six weeks to tackle one of the region's many persistent mysteries: its clouds.What they discover will be used to improve climate models, which routinely underestimate the amount of solar radiation reflected back... Read more »
  • UCAR names inaugural Next Generation Fellows
    BOULDER, Colo. — The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has announced winners of the inaugural UCAR Next Generation Fellowships. The first cohort of three graduate students was selected from a highly competitive field. The fellowships are intended for graduate students from underrepresented communities who hold an undergraduate degree in atmospheric... Read more »
  • North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain
    BOULDER, Colo. — Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this century in a changing climate, unleashing far more rain and posing a greater threat of flooding across wide areas, new research concludes.The study, by scientists at the National Center... Read more »
  • UCAR Congressional Briefing: Moving research to industry
    WASHINGTON — Federally funded scientific advances are enabling the multibillion-dollar weather industry to deliver increasingly targeted forecasts to consumers and businesses, strengthening the economy and providing the nation with greater resilience to natural disasters, experts said today at a congressional briefing.The panel of experts, representing universities, federally funded labs, and... Read more »
  • AGU, AMS honor NCAR scientists
    BOULDER, Colo. — Three senior scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have been recognized by professional organizations for their exceptional contributions in the atmospheric and climate sciences. NCAR Distinguished Senior Scientist Kevin Trenberth is being awarded the Roger Revelle Medal by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The honor,... Read more »
  • New approach to geoengineering simulations is significant step forward
    BOULDER, Colo. — Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth’s warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concerns identified in past studies, including uneven cooling of... Read more »
  • Free family fun at Super Science Saturday: Nov. 4
    BOULDER, Colo. — Come learn about our wild weather at this year’s Super Science Saturday on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab in south Boulder.The free, family-oriented event will feature weather balloon launches and a storm-chasing vehicle. Shows by NCAR... Read more »
  • Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption
    BOULDER, Colo. — Major volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The study authors focused on the cataclysmic... Read more »
  • Scientists pinpoint sources of Front Range ozone
    BOULDER, Colo. — A comprehensive new air quality report for the state of Colorado quantifies the sources of summertime ozone in Denver and the northern Front Range, revealing the extent to which motor vehicles and oil and gas operations are the two largest local contributors to the pollutant.The new report,... Read more »