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Researchers are taking to the field this month to peer into giant clusters of thunderstorms, called mesoscale convective systems, that can strike at night with devastating impacts. Their goal: improve predictions of these mesoscale monsters. < more

The long riders:
How some staffers cope with epic commutes

Louis Wynn, a data operator in the Scientific and Computing Division who doesn’t mind riding the bus, spends up to three hours each way to get from his Aurora home to his Mesa Lab job. He’s one of a number of staffers who face long commutes. < more

Study finds lower atmosphere warming

A team of scientists, including several from the Climate and Global Dynamics Division, has used a reanalysis of satellite data to show the lowest few miles of the atmosphere are warming. The research could refute skeptics of global warming. < more

An information divide

Forecasters in Uganda rely on grainy satellite photos from neighboring countries as their only weather prediction tools—an example of the troubling information divide in the climate sciences between developing and developed countries. < more

Building bridges for Latina students

Jasmine Schoonmaker, a senior at Fairview High School, is leaning toward a career in engineering or science. She was one of dozens of students who came to UCAR on 23 April to get a preview of the working world. < more

Short takes

Scientists are studying the March 2003 snowstorm that buried the Front Range, analyzing a chemical surprise in the Antarctica, looking into forecasts of flash floods in the Denver area, and conducting other research across the organization. < more

Delphi Question: Publications on the Web

Just one look

Here comes spring! Staff Notes Monthly photograher Carlye Calvin in April captured this captivating cluster of tulips in front of FL2.

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