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Solar panels (credit: CBS)

NCAR And Xcel Extend Renewable Energy Partnership

Xcel Energy Inc. hopes it can save its customers money with the help of more extensive weather forecasting from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.


A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reasearchers Look At Possible Hurricane-Slowing Options

As the damage estimates from Hurricane Sandy start to ring up in billions, the experts will again wonder, could it have been stopped — or maybe just taken down a notch or two.


Kevin Trenberth at NCAR talks with his daughter during Hurricane Sandy (credit: CBS)

NCAR Scientist Worries About Daughter While He Tracks Sandy

The scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have been keeping busy during Hurricane Sandy as they are during all dangerous storms. One scientist at NCAR has a very personal, as well as professional interest in the storm.


Nicholas Valore (credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

Body Found Where Missing CU Student May Have Been Hiking

Search crews made a sad discovery Friday night. They were looking for a University of Colorado student missing in Boulder and found a body.


A tornado spotted near Colorado Springs in May, 2011. (credit: Sandy Flores)

Could Better Tornado Warnings Cause Complacency?

Forecasters who issued dire warnings ahead of last weekend’s tornado outbreak in the Midwest deemed the effort a success Monday.


Mountain hail (credit: CBS)

Mountain Hail Could Be A Thing Of The Past

The long-range forecast — really long range — calls for the end of hail in the mountains. That’s the prediction for the year 2070, according to new joint research.



NCAR Working To Collect Weather Data From Cars

Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research are examining ways to collect weather data from onboard computers on automobiles.


Thomas J. Bogdan (credit:

Atmospheric Science Center Gets New Leader

The organization that manages an atmospheric research center in Colorado and a new supercomputer in Wyoming has chosen a new leader.



Atmospheric Center Cutting 21 Jobs

Concerned over gridlock over the federal budget, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has eliminated 21 positions.




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