National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

5:00am

Tue July 29, 2014
Environment

Hiking In The Ozone, And Learning About It Too

A CairClip, about the size of a 35mm film canister, is a portable ozone sensor that can be early carried -- including on this hike in Boulder.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

3:58pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Air Quality

Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort

Researcher Gabriele Pfister in front of the C-130 plane the National Center for Atmospheric Research will be using to measure air quality.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

When Front Range residents look to the skies for the next few weeks, they may see something unusual – a NASA P-3 airplane buzzing just a thousand feet above.

The plane is one of three research aircraft plying the skies, as scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research work to learn more about air pollution in Colorado.

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5:00am

Mon July 14, 2014
Environment

The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty

A tulip poplar leaf with ozone damage.
Danica Lombardozzi National Center for Atmospheric Research

What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air around you is clean or dirty?

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, scientists have planted a garden that does just that.

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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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