October 01, 2014
NCAR's Advanced Study Program has been helping future leaders in weather, water, climate, and solar research launch their careers since 1963.
Advanced Study at NCAR: Scene from a postdoctoral seminar, 1963
September 17, 2014
Students and researchers will have access to advanced collaborative resources through the Internet2 consortium, thanks in part to networking support by UCAR.
June 18, 2014
In a first for NCAR, the center’s Colorado-based S-Pol research radar is being operated from 1,600 miles away. Four students at North Carolina State University are learning about severe storm structure and radar operations at the same time.
Research radar on the road: S-Pol radar in the Maldives
May 07, 2014
Two one-hour webinars on May 20 and 21 will feature nationally recognized hydrometeorologist Matt Kelsch on the science behind flash flooding, including the conditions that lead to extreme rainfall and what happens to all that rain after it falls.
Flash flooding on Boulder's Bear Creek during record rainfall, 9/12/13
October 15, 2013
The public is invited for a day of science and Halloween fun at this year's event on October 26 at NCAR's Mesa Lab.
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.
October 23, 2012
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun, activities, workshops, and presentations.
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 25, 2012
A nationally recognized innovator in teacher training and science education has been chosen as the new director of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, which is headquartered at UCAR.
Tony Murphy
September 19, 2012
Lightning and tornado exhibits in new ML weather gallery
May 31, 2012
To help their students and faculty study the atmosphere in detail, campuses worldwide rely on Unidata, the UCAR-based program that keeps a 24/7 stream of weather and other environmental data flowing to classrooms.
UCAR Magazine
May 18, 2012
University students and faculty soon will have the chance to peer at day-to-day weather through the same lens used by National Weather Service meteorologists. A new version of the NWS’s workhorse graphics software will reach campuses through UCAR’s Unidata program.
Two forecasters at the National Weather Service test-drive a graphics system.
February 08, 2012
Paradata—information on how people access and share information through social media—could play a big role in assessing the usefulness of educational resources in the university setting, according to Susan Van Gundy.
UCAR Magazine
February 07, 2012
The President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations is a mechanism for UCAR members to raise important community issues.
Group photo of PACUR members at Florida State University, 2011
December 29, 2011
After almost 24 years as UCAR president, Rick Anthes reflects on what has changed, what has not, and what may change in the future.
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
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
May 06, 2011
NCAR's Chris Davis reviews 45 years of ASP summer colloquia and looks forward to keeping the program going strong.
Chris Davis
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
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
March 10, 2011
Snowstorms have been a dime a dozen across much of the central and eastern United States over the last few months, but four of them got special scrutiny.
Grad students and Doppler on Wheels unit
June 08, 2010
The mysteries of the atmosphere are compelling enough to bring many into the fold of atmospheric and related science. But if you’re a first-generation college student from an underrepresented group, other factors may steer you away, according to UCAR’s Raj Pandya.
Marina LaGrave
January 15, 2010
Unidata celebrated its 25th anniversary on 15-16 October with a rare gathering of staff, founders, partners, and collaborators from around the country. Attendees celebrated the program's accomplishments and looked ahead to the future.
old computer and keyboard
September 11, 2009
Eleven days can go by in no time, but their brevity was accentuated for 27 graduate students at a summer colloquium on 1–12 June. The goal was to give students a taste of fieldwork by having them organize and conduct mini–field experiments and draw meaningful results from the data.
Students catch a glimpse of the University of Wyoming King Air in flight
March 19, 2009
Volunteers across the country are welcoming spring by taking part in a nationwide initiative, known as Project BudBurst, to track climate change by recording the timing of flowers and foliage.
Photograph of ping Tulip in the snow

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