NCAR & UCAR in the News: Oct 24-Nov 13

Summary: ~400 appearances in the news media and ~$300,000 in ad value.

Notable news stories

Hurricanes Are Becoming Turbocharged—and Harder to Predict (MMM, Chris Davis)



Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land (MMM, Josh Alland)



What Happens When You Fly a Science Plane Through Wildfire Smoke (ACOM, Rebecca Buchholz)



Scientists in Costa Rica are growing new corals to save reefs (CGD, Joanie Kleypas)



With Theta, 2020 sets the record for most named Atlantic storms (MMM, James Done)

Science News


As Climate Disasters Pile Up, a Radical Proposal Gains Traction (NCAR)

The New York Times


'I don't think the season is done': November hurricanes are rare, but not this year (MMM, Falko Judt)

Palm Beach Post


Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze (MMM, Daniel Swain)

The Associated Press


3D-printed weather stations could enable more science for less money (UCAR 3D-PAWS)

Science Daily


Social Media

Announcements for the incoming lab directors (MMM’s Gretchen Mullendore and ACOM’s Pieternel Levelt) received more than 22,000 views on Twitter and 12,000 views on Facebook.

Announcement Timing: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 to Monday, November 30, 2020

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