AtmosNews + Staff News: New GLOBE director, ML weather exhibits, turbulence warning system

New direction for GLOBE
A nationally recognized innovator in teacher training and science education has been chosen as the new director of the GLOBE Program. Anthony “Tony” Murphy moved to UCAR on September 24 from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he served as executive director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education. 

Wrap-around weather
There’s no missing the latest addition to the Mesa Lab lobby. Enter through the front door, turn left, and you’re in the new Weather Gallery—a color-filled space packed with meteorological imagery and hands-on activities. Nearly all of the components are now in place, with an official opening slated for October.

New airport system facilitates smoother take-offs and landings
A new NCAR turbulence avoidance system has been approved at Juneau International Airport and can be adapted for additional airports in rugged settings. NCAR researchers can now turn their attention to adapting the system to other airports that often have notoriously severe turbulence, in areas ranging from southern California and the Mountain West to Norway and New Zealand.

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