National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

3:49pm

Fri August 23, 2013
Environment

The 'Consensus' View: Kevin Trenberth's Take On Climate Change

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:12 pm

Next month, a scientific committee sponsored by the United Nations will put out its latest assessment of climate change. The report is expected to underscore yet again that climate change is a serious problem and human beings are largely responsible.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) represents a consensus view of hundreds of scientists from around the world. The effort shared the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

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1:22pm

Fri August 10, 2012
Science

New Hardworking Oxidant Punches The Clock 24/7

The characteristic fog that surrounds the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina may in part be a result of a newly discovered chemical reaction.
Justin Gunter Flickr – Creative Commons

It’s long been thought that sulfur dioxide emissions from things like coal-burning power plants need to react in sunlight to make sulfuric acid in the atmosphere. But a new discovery suggests there might be more to the story.

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1:39pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Science

When Smoke Meets Thunderhead

A June 22nd photograph showing a severe thunderstorm interacting with smoke from the High Park Fire. Click on the picture to enlarge.
James Crawford DC3 team and NASA Langley Research Center

5:33am

Tue May 8, 2012
Environment

Thunderstorms And Climate Change: Seeking An Ozone Connection

Strong storms like this one in New Mexico can suck surface air containing pollutants high into the atmosphere.
Greg Lundeen NOAA/CreativeCommons

5:45am

Thu January 12, 2012
Environment

Years From Now, Front Range Hail Could Be Scarce

Small hail frequently seen at higher elevations along Colorado's Front Range
University of Colorado, Boulder NOAA

Summertime hail is a common occurrence along Colorado’s Front Range. But a new study suggests it could all but disappear from the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains by the year 2070.

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