NCAR & UCAR Media Office

Resources for Journalists

Media Office

 

David Hosansky, Manager
303-497-8611

Bob Henson, Associate
303-497-8605

We invite news and information professionals to contact us for assistance with

  • interviews and expert comment
  • film crew permissions and logistics
  • documentary planning
  • story, visual, and location ideas
  • background and other assistance

Online Resources


Maps and directions to our campuses

Our expertise includes researchers at the cutting edge of weather, water, and climate science, including:

  • atmospheric chemistry and air quality

  • climate

  • computational science, computer modeling, supercomputing, and data assimilation

  • Sun-Earth interactions, solar storms and space weather

  • weather science to unravel remaining mysteries and expand forecast capabilities

Additional scientists, engineers, and technical staff are developing ways to apply our knowledge to problems of major significance to society, such as

  • weather hazards to transportation—including detection and warning systems for turbulence, icing, and other flight hazards and for weather-related hazards of road and rail travel

  • weather decision support systems for new and emerging economic sectors—including renewable energy, wildfire prediction, precision agriculture, and other needs

  • health and disease issues affected by weather or climate, connecting forecasts to more effective warnings, and other topics important to safety, quality of life, and national security

We also develop, maintain, and provide to our community a fleet of research aircract, mobile radar, satellite instruments and data systems, and increasingly miniaturized sensors that capture data from around the globe. 

Our educators specialize in translating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into resources for students, teachers, and lifelong learners.

Please ask us about any of these activities or other questions you may be exploring. We're here to help.


About NCAR & UCAR

NCAR is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the National Science Foundation and devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. Significant additional support is provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments, and the private sector. NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of more than 100 universities granting degrees in atmospheric and related science. UCAR provides additional resources through the UCAR Community Programs.

Quck Facts: NCAR & UCAR at a Glance

 

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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.