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August 01, 2013
Two NCAR senior scientists are being recognized by the American Geophysical Union for their work on research and communication.
NCAR senior scientist Raymond Roble, winner of 2013 William Bowie Medal from American Geophysical Union
July 30, 2013
James Hurrell, an associate director and senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has been named the center’s new director.
NCAR Mesa Laboratory
July 17, 2013
The NWSC received top honors in a category that recognizes the reality of designing and operating data centers in the context of environmental scrutiny.
Green Data Center Award: The Vistor Center at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center
June 19, 2013
The five-project field campaign looks at unique features affecting air quality and climate in the region.
May 13, 2013
To better predict where thunderstorms will rip across the central United States this spring, researchers are teaming a high-flying aircraft with fine-grained computer simulations.
Thunderstorm research: NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V jet at field campaign
May 07, 2013
The custom forecasting systems are designed to increase the reliability of solar and wind energy.
NCAR renewable energy forecasts: Wind turbines in northeast Colorado
April 15, 2013
The main source of online weather training for meteorologists, emergency managers, and others is seeking donations to try to stay in business.
April 14, 2013
Reducing emissions of four shorter-lived pollutants could slow the annual rate of sea level rise by up to 50 percent.
Photo of rugged coastline
April 12, 2013
Emily CoBabe-Ammann, an experienced manager and strategist in science and education programs, is the new director of UCAR Community Programs effective April 15.
Emily CoBabe Ammann is the new director of UCAR Community Programs
April 03, 2013
NCAR has won international recognition for its sustainable approach in designing and building the NWSC.
April 01, 2013
The new office will advocate for UCAR's member universities and also seek business opportunities with companies and foundations.
February 21, 2013
NCAR is spearheading a nationwide project to create unprecedented 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the Sun for solar energy power plants.
Solar energy forecasts: Solar panels arrayed in rows at Shelby Farms solar farm
January 27, 2013
The "waste heat" generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas alters atmospheric circulation patterns, warming or cooling temperatures across a large region.
Cities warm or cool temperatures - Photo of light from Earth at night
December 23, 2012
West Antarctica is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.
Byrd
December 11, 2012
The new system provides 8-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions over remote ocean regions
November 27, 2012
By predicting the timing and severity of flu outbreaks, the new system can eventually help society better prepare for them.
Forecasting the flu - People wearing face masks
November 08, 2012
The new study may provide a breakthrough as scientists try to narrow the range of projections of future global warming.
warming
November 07, 2012
NCAR director since 2010, Wakimoto will assume his new position in February 2013.
Roger Wakimoto
November 01, 2012
NCAR scientists are leading a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease.
Cooking over an open fire in Ghana.
October 23, 2012
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun, activities, workshops, and presentations.
October 15, 2012
The NWSC, which houses one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to the geosciences, officially opened in October, as scientists at NCAR and universities across the country launched a series of initial scientific projects on the center’s flagship supercomputer, called Yellowstone.
View of the NWSC building from the entry drive
October 10, 2012
A new exhibit at NCAR's Mesa Laboratory will convey the power of thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more to tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Display of anemometers as part of NCAR's new "Watching the Weather" exhibit
September 24, 2012
Veterans and people with disabilities seeking work along the northern Front Range will have the opportunity to speak directly with employers at a job fair in Boulder on Tuesday, October 2.
participants in the 2011 job fair at UCAR
September 19, 2012
A new NCAR turbulence avoidance system has been approved at Juneau International Airport and can be adapted for additional airports in rugged settings.
Juneau Airport, with high mountains in background
July 24, 2012
The effort to improve air quality during the 2008 summer games enabled researchers to quantify the link between traffic and carbon dioxide.
Map showing area with reduced carbon emissions

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