NCAR & UCAR in the News: May 8-21

This week summary: ~90 appearances in the news media and ~$100,000 in ad value.

Notable news stories

Cold War Nuclear Testing May Have Caused Extra Rain Around the World (RAL, Roelof Bruintjes)



Little-known internet network plans Western Colorado expansion to link students, nonprofits to supercomputers (UCAR and NCAR)

The Colorado Sun


South Asia faces increased threat of extreme heat, extreme pollution, study shows (RAL, Rajesh Kumar)

Texas A&M Today


Space Weather Forecasting Takes Inspiration from Meteorology (HAO, Mausumi Dikpati and Scott McIntosh)



COVID-19 stay-at-home orders help improve air quality in Colorado (ACOM, Frank Flocke)



Taking the Turbulence out of Flight (RAL, Larry Cornman)



Earth and Mineral Sciences student awarded Sloan Minority Graduate Scholarship (ASP, Kelly Núñez Ocasio)

Penn State News


Dangerous Hurricane Season To Open Amidst COVID-19 (NCAR)

Union of Concerned Scientists


New study could help better predict rainfall during El Niño (NCAR)



Will the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report Rely on Increasingly Overheated Models? (CGD, Bette Otto-Bliesner)

Competitive Enterprise Institute


Social media highlight

A Tweet highlighting research on the Sun’s large-scale Rossby waves (by Mausumi Dikpati and Scott McIntosh) received 120 likes and more than 20,000 impressions on Twitter.

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