March 04, 2011
Atmospheric science has lost one of the last living links to its formative era. Joachim Kuettner—the eminent researcher, administrator, field project leader, and glider pilot—died on 24 February at the age of 101.
Joachim Kuettner on a gliding expedition, 1950s
March 02, 2011
Karen Akerlof at George Mason University has analyzed the treatment of climate modeling in the mass media. Are models a missing piece in climate change journalism?
Karen Akerlof, George Mason University
March 01, 2011
No stranger to NCAR or to observational meteorology, Vanda Grubišić (University of Vienna) will take the helm of NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) on 1 July.
Vanda Grubišić
February 25, 2011
Long-time UCAR president Richard Anthes announced on 25 February that he plans to step down at the end of 2011. Appointed to his position in 1988, Anthes is the longest serving of the five UCAR presidents since the organization was established in 1960.
Rick Anthes
February 25, 2011
Richard Anthes, longtime president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), announced today that he plans to step down at the end of this year.
Richard Anthes
February 23, 2011
A case study from NCAR looks at how coastal residents assessed their risks and made decisions leading up to Hurricane Ike.
Debris on streets.
December 17, 2010
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are receiving prestigious honors from a number of professional bodies for their research, leadership, and commitment to advancing science.
November 02, 2010
Kevin Knupp at the University of Alabama investigates heat bursts, unusual pockets of very warm, dry air descending from thunderstorms.
Kevin Knupp
November 01, 2010
Richard Anthes suspected something was up when the UCAR Board of Trustees, minus himself, trooped to the stage at the institution’s 50th birthday dinner on 5 October. “When they started showing photos of my childhood, I really knew something was coming.”
Richard Anthes
October 15, 2010
President Obama today named Warren Washington, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), as one of 10 eminent researchers to be awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.
President Obama shakes hands with Warren Washington
September 14, 2010
Talea Mayo, University of Texas at Austin • No two days are the same for this student of computational and applied mathematics. She's working to improve hurricane storm surge predictions by focusing on how data gets added, or "assimilated," into a forecasting model.
Talea Mayo works with Lee Mauldin on cluster-CIMS instrument
June 09, 2010
In January 2010, Roger Wakimoto was asked to direct NCAR. “Roger is a world-class scientist and administrator with broad knowledge of both the atmospheric sciences and the university community that NCAR serves,” says UCAR president Richard Anthes.
Roger Wakimoto at VORTEX2
June 09, 2010
Stephen Cavallo (University of Oklahoma) examines polar lows, a potentially significant factor in generating wintertime cyclones.
Steven Cavallo
March 04, 2010
Atmospheric scientists around the world are mourning the loss of Joanne Simpson. The 87-year-old researcher, who upended stereotypes and made landmark contributions to meteorology, died on 4 March in Washington, DC.
Joanne Simpson
March 01, 2010
Clarence Mann, University of Michigan • Mann is crossing many boundaries on the way to a master's in environmental and land use planning. His research is creating new tools for urban planners and decision makers.
Clarence Mann (right) with NCAR technician Cliff Hiezer
January 26, 2010
Roger M. Wakimoto, an associate director and senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, was named the center's new director today.
Roger Wakimoto
January 20, 2010
Margaret "Peggy" LeMone, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, today begins a one-year term as president of the American Meteorological Society.
Peggy LeMone
January 01, 2010
Matthew Woitaszek, NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Lab • It doesn't take long to figure out that this computer scientist is in his dream job, where he spends much of his time collaborating with physical scientists.
Matthew Woitaszek in front of NCAR supercomputers
December 13, 2009
A year after she was finishing a two-year appointment at NCAR, Mercy Borbor Córdova was literally on the world stage, serving as a delegate from Ecuador at the Copenhagen climate summit.
UCAR Magazine
November 01, 2009
Dione Lee Rossiter, University of California, Santa Cruz • This Ph.D. student studies clouds, especially over the subtropical ocean—the area just north and south of the tropics. She's interested in their invisible physical changes, or microphysics, and a whole lot more.
Dione Lee Rossiter
September 11, 2009
Rick Anthes, UCAR president, salutes the dedication of program managers at the National Science Foundation.
Rick Anthes and Jay Fein
September 11, 2009
Michele Rienecker—the head of NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)—knows how challenging it is to predict El Niño.
September 11, 2009
When you've been studying the ways of the atmosphere since the 1930s, you have many tales to tell. Joachim Kuettner has been sharing his life stories, including some lesser-known ones, in a new round of oral and video histories.
Joachim Kuettner with sailplane
June 01, 2009
Bret Harper, Consultant • Harper's graduate study focused on wind climatology, but he works on a variety of questions as a consultant, including hydroelectric feasibility studies, dam inspections, and integrated resource planning.
Bret Harper with wind turbines behind him.
June 01, 2009
Travis Metcalfe, NCAR's High Altitude Observatory • How common are planets like Earth around other stars like the Sun? Are we unique, rare, or typical in that regard? Metcalfe likes asking big questions.
Photo of Travis Metcalfe

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