In Brief

February 06, 2012
Researchers looking for images to help analyze and illustrate critical weather events may 
find what they’re looking for at the NCAR-based Meteorological Case Study Selection Kit.
500-millibar weather map from the 2011 Groundhog Day snowstorm
February 06, 2012
Three ways of dusting for climate fingerprints.
Graphic showing magnifying glass and hurricane
February 06, 2012
After years of painstaking research, scientists are now developing tools to make faster connections between disastrous weather and climate science.
Lightning
January 30, 2012
Amid day-to-day weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks, there's a no-man's-zone of uncertainty one to two months out. A phenomenon called the Madden-Julian Oscillation may hold the key to better predictions in this intermediate period.
UCAR Magazine
January 24, 2012
NCAR scientist Jerry Meehl explains the connection in this animated video.
Still from steroids-baseball-climate animation
January 05, 2012
The opening days of 2012 launched a new chapter in UCAR history, as Thomas Bogdan arrived on January 9 to serve as the consortium’s sixth president. He was appointed following an extensive international search.
Tom Bogdan
December 16, 2011
Whether he was dealing with hugely complicated weather prediction software, writing the definitive book on desert meteorology, or meeting a protégé with a question, Tom Warner liked to find out what makes things, and people, tick.
UCAR Magazine
November 10, 2011
Understanding and predicting both climate variability and change—on all spatial and time scales—was the theme of the first-ever Open Science Conference of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
To honor his memory and inspire continuation of his work, about 200 people gathered in late August at NCAR for the 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium in celebration of his contributions to research, education, and science communication.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The Board of Trustees celebrates the sustainable remodel of the Anthes Building and its naming in honor of UCAR's fifth president.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The 2011 meetings of UCAR member and affiliate representatives provided ample time for attendees to ponder the state of atmospheric science education and consider new approaches to teaching and training students.
UCAR Magazine
October 18, 2011
The UCAR Board of Trustees has named Thomas J. Bogdan to succeed Richard Anthes as UCAR president, beginning on January 9, 2012. Bogdan, who has led NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center for over six years, has a rich history with NCAR, UCAR, and NSF.
Tom Bogdan
September 07, 2011
Every so often, a dome of upper-level high pressure sits in place for a few days, sometimes as long as several weeks. A major block can produce seemingly endless stretches of blazing heat or bitter cold. By the time it dissipates, it may leave behind a whole stack of broken weather records and an array of disastrous consequences.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport under a heavy snow
September 07, 2011
A group of scholars and students from nine countries came together in Boulder this summer for two weeks of study dedicated to the world’s second largest and second most populous continent.
UCAR Magazine
September 07, 2011
A balloon-borne instrument sailing in the Arctic stratosphere in June obtained some of the best observations to date on the high-speed, Sun-driven winds that howl through the thermosphere more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) above Earth.
UCAR Magazine
September 07, 2011
The MetEd online training service covers topics in meteorology, weather forecasting, and related geosciences. Users can delve into everything from satellite meteorology to tsunami preparedness and forecasting dust storms.
Tropical meteorology module illustration
September 06, 2011
A small but active group of discipline-crossing specialists are analyzing the response of disease transmission to temperature, moisture, and other atmospheric variables.
Aedes aegypti mosquito biting a human
June 20, 2011
New directors announced for Communications and for Education and Outreach as well.
UCAR Magazine
June 14, 2011
Reporters from Wyoming and northern Colorado got their first look inside the nearly completed building that will house the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
UCAR Magazine
June 06, 2011
The air in the vicinity of Earth’s biggest urban areas includes a wild variety of constituents emitted by cars, factories, trees, and much more. Tracking the fate of such air as it spreads outward is no simple task.
Pollution over Mexico City
May 06, 2011
The surfeit of snowfalls across the U.S. East Coast over the last two winters brought ample evidence of just how much the white stuff can vary from place to place—and how difficult it is to assess accurately.
UCAR Magazine
May 06, 2011
In a business park just southwest of downtown Cheyenne, the scene has been changing almost daily as construction unfolds on the NCAR–Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
UCAR Magazine
May 06, 2011
A group of five master’s and doctoral students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University broke new ground this semester as they learned from top researchers halfway across the United States.
Geoff Tyndall and Stephany Taylor
May 06, 2011
On 17–18 January, staff from the German Aerospace Center got to compare their new Gulfstream G550 jet, dubbed HALO, with its closest counterpart—the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V, called HIAPER, which debuted in 2005.
HALO and HIAPER staff with their respective aircraft
May 06, 2011
It’s been two decades since NOAA launched its Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program. The C&GC program was created in response to a lack of trained specialists, and it’s kept up with continued expansion in climate change study.
Alumni of the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program

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