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Using specialized modeling techniques, researchers have learned how turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days.
Scientists find unequivocal evidence that thunderstorms move ozone from the stratosphere down toward Earth's surface, affecting air quality and climate.
A new study led by NASA and NCAR shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more human-emitted carbon dioxide than many scientists thought.
NCAR and UC San Diego are expanding and enhancing visualization capabilities in the bio- and geosciences through an NSF grant.
Shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in climate variations early in the 20th century.
An increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in boosting rainfall across two major regions of Africa.
There is major disagreement among scientists on what might be causing a tendency toward colder winters in places like the central and eastern United States, Europe, and Russia.
A circulation change has boosted concentrations of hydrogen chloride (HCl), the main reservoir of chlorine in the stratosphere, by several percent over much of the Northern Hemisphere since 2007.
American and Asian experts recently met at NCAR to discuss improvements in predicting hurricanes, floods, and other phenomena affecting billions of people.