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NCAR Director Eric Barron Named President of FSU http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/barron.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/barron.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2008/images/barron_tn.jpg" width="80" alt="NCAR Director Eric Barron Named President of FSU" align="left" /></a>Barron, an FSU alumnus, will step down from his position at NCAR 2009-12-09 08:00:00.0 Record High Temperatures Far Outpace Record Lows Across U.S. http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/maxmin.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/maxmin.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/temps_2thm.jpg" width="80" alt="Record High Temperatures Far Outpace Record Lows Across U.S." align="left" /></a>The ratio of record highs to record lows may increase dramatically this century. 2009-11-12 00:00:00.0 More to Solar Cycle than Sunspots; Sun Also Bombards Earth with High-Speed Streams of Wind http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/solarminimum.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/solarminimum.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/HSS_WHI_landscape_thm.jpg" width="80" alt="More to Solar Cycle than Sunspots; Sun Also Bombards Earth with High-Speed Streams of Wind" align="left" /></a>Earth is vulnerable to streams of solar energy even in the absence of sunspots. 2009-09-17 07:00:00.0 Arctic Warming Overtakes 2,000 Years of Natural Cooling http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/arctic2k.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/arctic2k.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/Fig.final_thm.jpg" width="80" alt="Arctic Warming Overtakes 2,000 Years of Natural Cooling" align="left" /></a>The study provides new evidence that greenhouse gas emissions are overpowering natural climate patterns. 2009-09-03 12:00:00.0 Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/solarcycle2.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/solarcycle2.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/sunearth-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections" align="left" /></a>The study can help scientists work toward predictions of certain climate phenomena years in advance. 2009-08-27 12:00:00.0 NSF TeraGrid Helps Hayden Planetarium Create the Most Advanced Planetarium Show Ever Produced http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/teragrid.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/teragrid.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/journey-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="NSF TeraGrid Helps Hayden Planetarium Create the Most Advanced Planetarium Show Ever Produced" align="left" /></a>The show, a new narrative of life's origins called "Journey to the Stars," includes a scientific simulation of sunspots in 3D created at NCAR. 2009-08-19 00:00:00.0 New Cause for Past Global Warming Revealed by Massive Modeling Project http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/bolling-allerod-warming.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/bolling-allerod-warming.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/abruptchange-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="New Cause for Past Global Warming Revealed by Massive Modeling Project" align="left" /></a>By simulating 8,000 years of climate with unprecedented detail and accuracy, scientists have found a new explanation for the last major period of global warming, which occurred about 14,500 years ago. 2009-07-16 12:00:00.0 Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate, Drives Events Similar to El Ni&ntilde;o, La Niña http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/solarcycle.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/solarcycle.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/sun&water-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate, Drives Events Similar to El Ni&ntilde;o, La Niña" align="left" /></a>New research linking the solar cycle to subtle climate impacts may pave the way toward better weather predictions. 2009-07-16 08:00:00.0 New NCAR System May Guide Transoceanic Flights Around Storms and Turbulence http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/ocean-air-turbulence.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/ocean-air-turbulence.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/airfrancestorms-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="New NCAR System May Guide Transoceanic Flights Around Storms and Turbulence" align="left" /></a>The system will identify and predict rapidly evolving storms and other potential areas of turbulence to enhance the safety of air travel over the oceans. 2009-07-07 09:00:00.0 NCAR Teams with Inter-American Development Bank to Help Latin America Prepare for Climate Change http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/developmentbank.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/developmentbank.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/buja2-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="NCAR Teams with Inter-American Development Bank to Help Latin America Prepare for Climate Change" align="left" /></a>NCAR scientists will collaborate with Latin American colleagues to assess risks, draw up response plans, and provide training. 2009-06-25 00:00:00.0 300 Billion Weather Forecasts Used by Americans Annually, Survey Finds http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/forecasts.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/forecasts.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/forecasts_tn.jpg" width="80" alt="300 Billion Weather Forecasts Used by Americans Annually, Survey Finds" align="left" /></a>Close to 9 out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts regularly, more than three times each day on average, a new survey has found. 2009-06-23 08:00:00.0 Sunspots Revealed in Striking Detail by Supercomputers http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/sunspots.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/sunspots.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/inc-thumb.jpg" width="80" alt="Sunspots Revealed in Striking Detail by Supercomputers" align="left" /></a>An international team led by NCAR has created the first-ever comprehensive computer model of sunspots. The results capture both scientific detail and remarkable beauty. 2009-06-18 12:00:00.0 Melting Greenland Ice Sheets May Threaten Northeast United States, Canada http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/sealevel.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/sealevel.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/2009-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="Melting Greenland Ice Sheets May Threaten Northeast United States, Canada" align="left" /></a>Sea level rise, driven by global warming, may be highest off northeastern North America. 2009-05-27 09:00:00.0 World's Largest Tornado Experiment Heads for Great Plains http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/vortex2.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/vortex2.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/vortex2-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="World's Largest Tornado Experiment Heads for Great Plains" align="left" /></a>Dozens of scientists from NCAR and other organizations will deploy radars and other instruments to gain a better understanding of tornadoes. 2009-05-04 09:00:00.0 Water Levels Dropping in Some Major Rivers as Global Climate Changes http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/flow.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/flow.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/map-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="Water Levels Dropping in Some Major Rivers as Global Climate Changes" align="left" /></a>The comprehensive streamflow study finds that climate change is contributing to lower water levels in heavily populated regions. 2009-04-21 08:00:00.0 Global Warming: Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Save Arctic Ice, Reduce Sea Level Rise http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/greenhousecuts.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/greenhousecuts.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/global-warming-trends_tn.jpg" width="80" alt="Global Warming: Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Save Arctic Ice, Reduce Sea Level Rise" align="left" /></a>The threat of global warming can still be greatly diminished if nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century. 2009-04-14 09:00:00.0 NCAR Tests System to Steer Drivers Away from Dangerous Weather http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/intellidrive.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/intellidrive.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/cars-thm.jpg" width="80" alt="NCAR Tests System to Steer Drivers Away from Dangerous Weather" align="left" /></a>The IntelliDrive system will ultimately help protect drivers from being surprised by black ice, fog, and other hazardous weather conditions. 2009-04-08 08:00:00.0 Springtime Volunteers Watch Plants for Clues to Climate Change http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/budburst.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/budburst.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/budburst_tn.jpg" width="80" alt="Springtime Volunteers Watch Plants for Clues to Climate Change" align="left" /></a>Thousands of citizen scientists have established a baseline for the timing of key plant events. 2009-03-19 09:00:00.0 Architectural Design Team Selected for Supercomputing Center http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/supercomputing-center.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/supercomputing-center.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/arc_rendering_tn.jpg" width="80" alt="Architectural Design Team Selected for Supercomputing Center" align="left" /></a>Selection of the design firm represents an important milestone toward creating a supercomputing center in Cheyenne 2009-03-03 13:00:00.0 NCAR Forecasts Will Help Xcel Energy Harness Wind http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/xcel.jsp <a href="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/xcel.jsp"><img src="http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2009/images/xcel_tn.gif" width="80" alt="NCAR Forecasts Will Help Xcel Energy Harness Wind" align="left" /></a>The highly detailed forecasts will help the utility use power from turbines when sufficient winds are predicted. 2009-02-04 08:00:00.0 http://www.ucar.edu/news/images/logos/news.jpg // *required! - the URL of the image NCAR & UCAR Media Office // *required! - the image alt attribute http://www.ucar.edu/news/ // *required! - the URL of the website 175 // the image width 175 // the image height NCAR & UCAR Media Office // the link title attribute