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New research finds a key role for weather in the start of the Lyme disease season and when it will peak each year. Check out the latest study from NCAR and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

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“Based on what we know now, the probability of having increased fires in California is pretty high. That’s going to lead to a lot more air pollution from fire, which could have big impacts on air quality,” says NCAR scientist Christine Wiedinmyer. “Moving forward, these wildfire effects need to be considered in air quality management plans.”

Christine worked with researchers at the University of California, Merced; Pennsylvania State University; and RAND Corporation to examine how increase in wildfire activity in the U.S. West could increase some types of fire-generated air pollution by more than half.

#airpollution #wildfires #climatechange #California #SouthwestUS
How a Storm Gave Birth to Twin Tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska :: Get the scoop from Greg Carbin at NOAA, Jeff Weber at UCAR, and Harold Brooks at the National Severe Storms Laboratory:

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The ominous funnels of two huge tornadoes whirled simultaneously toward the Nebraska town of Pilger on Monday night — a convergence of deadly weather that sc...
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Researchers are exploring a wider range of climate scenarios in a cost-effective way to fill in the gaps between computationally intensive, high-resolution simulations. New post to the AtmosNews website:

#NCAR #AtmosNews #climate #climatechange #ComputerModeling
A chance to hear from a pioneering scientist still active today: NCAR's Warren Washington (
Join us LIVE at 3p ET tomorrow (Wednesday) for a #NobelChat on #ClimateChange‬ with Nobelist Warren Washington of +AtmosNews :: NCAR & UCAR Science.

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Tomorrow and Wednesday - and not to be missed: If you want to learn about WATER and FLOODS from one of the leading experts in hydrometeorology, sign up for one or both of these live webinars with the amazing Matt Kelsch. For more info and to reserve your spot:

Where #meteorology meets #hydro #hazards
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Caution: space junk ahead!   Right now the Air Force tracks roughly 19,000 pieces of space debris, but there’s nothing that can be done to change any of their paths. Instead, satellite operators have to adjust spacecraft orbits to steer around the debris.

Commissioned by the U.S. Air Force and brought into testing mode this summer, the Atmospheric Density Assimilation Model (ADAM) takes into account real-time information on satellite tracks and space weather to predict future satellite paths as much as 72 hours in advance.

The ADAM team includes private firm ASTRA in collaboration with NCAR, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center.

Find out more, here:

#spaceweather #satellites #spacejunk   #NCAR #CUBoulder #ASTRA
“I like making my own forecasts and seeing them unfold on the radars in real time,” says one of the North Carolina State University students operating NCAR's S-Pol research radar from 1,600 miles away. This marks the first time the radar has been operated remotely. Now that NCAR's EOL engineers have it outfitted for operation at a distance, universities are invited to propose new projects for S-Pol. Find out more:
A hurricane by any name: In light of the recent, much-talked-about study of differential responses to female-named hurricanes, we ask, What makes people heed severe weather warnings?

#weather #communication #scicomm #hurricanes  
This is kind of amazing - especially if it pans out :: What if all the energy needed by society existed just a mile or two above our heads? That’s the question raised by researchers in an emerging field known as airborne wind energy, which envisions using devices that might look like parachutes or gliders to capture electricity from the strong, steady winds that blow well above the surface in certain regions.

While logistical challenges and environmental questions remain, scientists at NCAR, the University of Delaware, and the energy firm Garrad Hassan have begun examining where the strongest winds are and how much electricity they might be able to generate.

#WindPower #RenewableEnergy #research   #UDel #GarradHassan #NCAR
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Fortran?  Yes, Fortran! - If you work in geoscience, you know  how crucial it is for numerical modeling. Here's your chance to hone your skills in a free workshop at NCAR (with first session webcast as well):

#HPC #compsci #geoscience
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The DEEPWAVE field project is getting ready to deploy researchers and equipment in and near New Zealand in June and July (summer in the Southern Hemisphere). The NCAR Earth Observing Lab and our university and lab partners from several nations want to find out how the waves evolve and how their influences can be better predicted.

#meteorology #climatescience #research  
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