Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/22/2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014
Mark your calendars for UCAR's 2014 Free Onsite Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics.  Sponsored by UCAR's Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC), this event is open to UCAR employees, retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent (adult) children 18-26 years of age.  For dependent children under 18 years of age, please consult their healthcare provider(s) for these services.
Seasonal flu vaccinations are free to eligible participants.  Optional FluMist is also available at all locations upon request and a co-pay of $19 to be paid by participants.  (Passport Health does not offer the Fluzone vaccine for those 65+; please contact your healthcare provider for questions on this vaccine.)  For questions on whether the vaccine is appropriate for you or a family member, please contact your healthcare provider.  
UCAR's 2014 On-site/Walk-in Flu Vaccination Clinics Schedule (No registration or vouchers are required): 

  • FL2-1003:                                                  October 14, 9:00-11:30 am
  • NWSC-Cheyenne Conference Room:             October 21, 10:00-11:30 am
  • CG1-2126:                                                 October 28, 9:00-11:30 am
  • RAF-Jeffco Conference Room:                      November 4, 10-11:30 am
  • ML-Damon Room:                                       November 13, 9:00-11:30 am
Search for the Google WELLNESS EVENTS CALENDAR, search for desired event date, and add it to your Google calendar.


Eligible participants who can't attend any of the on-site clinics can schedule an appointment for the seasonal flu vaccination at any of the Passport Health Facilities listed below.  UCAR employees visiting the Boulder Passport Health location can show their employee ID/access card, in which case no voucher is needed.  Vouchers are required for all other eligible participants and for everyone visiting any other Passport Health location listed below.  Vouchers are ONLY valid at these select Passport Health locations and can be redeemed anytime between October 1-December 31, 2014 (or while supplies last).  For more information or to request a voucher, contact Cheryl Cristanelli, x8708,  

Appointments required at all Passport Health locations.  

Passport Health  (Bethesda)
10401 Old Georgetown Road 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
Phone: 301-408-4544
Vouchers required for all eligible participants at this location 

Passport Health (DC)
1145 19th Street, NW #608
Washington DC  20036
Phone: 202-561-3600
Vouchers required for all eligible participants at this location

Passport Health (Largo) 
1100 Mercantile Lane
Suite 135
Largo, MD 20774
Phone: 301-408-4544
Vouchers required for all eligible participants at this location 

Passport Health (NJ)
Princeton Pike Corporate Center 
993 Lenox Dr., Suite 200 
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 
Phone: 732-345-0029 
Vouchers required for all eligible participants at this location

Passport Health (Silver Spring)
1734 Elton Road, Suite 112
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: 301-408-4544
Vouchers required for all eligible participants at this location

Here’s to your good health from your friends on the WAC! 

This event is offered as a service, and participation is voluntary. UCAR does not endorse or recommend any product or service associated with this event.

For more information, contact Cheryl Cristanelli at ext. 8708,

Announcement will run from Sun, 09/21/2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014

Marc Parlange
Department of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia

 This talk will be webcast and recorded

Hydrology is the science of water: in the ground, running over the ground, and in the air. Like any fluid, the flow of water in its various forms, is heavily dependent on statistics, and I was extraordinarily lucky to have made the acquaintance of NCAR senior scientist Rick Katz very early in my career. I will present a brief overview of our joint research, which spans two and a half decades, three continents, and five institutions:  In North America, we studied rainfall patterns in California and Colorado. In Europe, we concentrated on the Alps, analyzing spatial turbulence measurements taken over the Plaine Morte glacier in the context of studying sub-grid scale processes for Large Eddy Simulation, as well as the hydrology of the Val Ferret watershed and new ideas of river discharge measurement.  From there we moved to the hydrology of West Africa (Burkina Faso) and the dynamics controlling the diurnal discharge patterns of ephemeral streams. The success of our shared scientific endeavor is thanks to an enduring friendship based on a mutual love of the environment, the outdoors, and running. We have been fortunate to pursue our scientific and athletic interests in some of the world’s most beautiful places, and we pass this on to the next generation of hydrologists as a model of cross-disciplinary collaboration.  

Monday, September 22, 2014
Mesa Laboratory – Main Seminar Room

For more information, contact Carolyn Mueller at ext. 2491,

Announcement will run from Fri, 09/19/2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

Do you have an aging family member? Do you need assistance with elder care resources?

According to the National Council on Aging, 29% of the U.S. population will need to care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging relative in the coming year. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you determine the type of care needed, available options, and where to turn for help. Among the resources that you will find are:

  • Articles, tips, and webinars with important information on caregiving and healthy aging
  • Links to caregiver organizations and support
  • Locators for elder care services

EAP offers many more work/life services for employees and their families. To learn more, please visit our Health Education section of the Benefits Website at the link below. You will be able to access their upcoming and some recent “on-demand” (previously recorded) webinars, such as “Caring for an Aging Relative,” or “Adjusting to the Aging Process.” To register, just follow the instructions in the “Log in to Register for this Seminar” section.

If you have any questions, please contact Irena Haimsky, x8706, or Cyd Perrone, x8710.

For more information, contact Irena Haimsky at ext. 8706,

Announcement will run from Fri, 09/19/2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, UCAR is hosting a Job Fair for Veterans and People with Disabilities. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, October 7th at the Center Green 1 auditorium.

We need volunteers to serve as hosts for the event. In this role you will welcome job seekers to the fair, answer questions and give directions.

This year we are offering a job fair preparation and mock interview class. The purpose of this session is to instruct job seekers on job fair protocol and interview etiquette. If you have been a hiring supervisor or have interview experience, this volunteer opportunity may appeal to you.

Job Fair Host: 2-hour blocks, any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Job Fair Prep Mentor: 2-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

To volunteer, please contact Nancy Wade, x8717.

For more information, contact Nancy Wade at ext. 8717,

Announcement will run from Thu, 09/18/2014 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Advanced Study Program 2014-2015 Seminar Series begins with a seminar presented by Dr. Sasha Madronich of NESL's ACD

When: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
Where: Foothills lab 2, room 1022 (Large Auditorium)


Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation energizes atmospheric photo-chemistry by generating highly reactive molecular fragments, the hydroxyl radicals (OH). These OH radicals are effective cleaning agents of the atmosphere as they oxidize many reduced compounds emitted by the biosphere and its humans.  The greenhouse gas methane (CH4) is one of these compounds, and its atmospheric mixing ratio has tripled in the last 200 years, having been nearly constant for the previous ½ million.  The reaction OH+CH4àCH3+H2O limits the atmospheric residence time of CH4 to about 10 years, but with a range of 7-14 years predicted by different models.  The strength of this cleaning mechanism is limited and is only effective if the emissions of species to be removed (e.g. CO, CH4) do not exceed certain thresholds, beyond which OH would fall to low values and allow CH4 runaway with catastrophic consequences for climate. Catalytic regeneration of OH by nitrogen oxides (NOx) appears key to maintaining a vigorous oxidative capacity.  Natural sources of NOx, mostly from lightning, soils, and forest fires, probably already had a key role in preventing CH4 runaways over geological history.  A tripling of NOx emissions since pre-industrial times likely increased OH further, while concurrent increases in CH4 (as well as CO and other hydrocarbons) should have suppressed it – with the net change in OH uncertain to the present and into the future.  Models should be evaluated with both local (in-situ) and global (satellite) observations and used to simulate future OH for different scenarios, e.g., where NOx emissions decrease while those of CH4 continue to rise.

For more information, contact Scott Briggs at ext. 1607,

Announcement will run from Thu, 09/18/2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

Students and researchers across Wyoming will now have access to advanced collaborative resources through the national Internet2 networking consortium. Wyoming’s statewide government and educational system has joined the U.S. Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN), an Internet2 community program. The new capabilities are being made possible through the State of Wyoming; the University of Wyoming; the Front Range GigaPoP (FRGP), a regional network managed by UCAR; and the Western Regional Network. more>

For more information, contact David Hosansky at ext. 8611,

Announcement will run from Thu, 09/18/2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014

The Mesa Lab semi-annual building maintenance shutdown is scheduled for Saturday, 11 October from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  During this time the Mesa Lab and Fleischmann Buildings will experience intermittent electrical, heating, and air conditioning interruptions, some for extended periods.

Access to the Mesa Lab will be restricted to authorized employees, and there will be no public access to the building.  Visitors may still use the trails around the building.

CISL will be releasing information regarding the impact of the Mesa Lab Data Center portion of the shutdown in the near future as details become available.

For Mesa Lab Data Center questions, contact Jasen Boyington, ext. 1859 or

For more information, contact David Maddy at ext. 1134,

Announcement will run from Thu, 09/18/2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014

Super Science Saturday is coming soon!

November 8, 2014 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Mesa Lab.

Please join us for our "SUPER" annual event where both kids and adults explore hands-on activities, think about new ideas and learn how we study the weather.

We are looking for volunteers. If you have any interest in volunteering for this fun filled day, there are three ways to sign up. 

Please feel free to contact:

Natalie Ponsford



Eileen Carpenter


We also now have available a Volunteer Online Form at:

For more information, contact Natalie Ponsford at ext. 2585,

Announcement will run from Wed, 09/17/2014 to Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Airborne radar observations of tropical cyclone eyewalls

Annette Foerster
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Observing the structure of tropical cyclone eyewalls is an essential step in understanding the physical mechanisms that determine intensity and structure change. The eyewall convection of tropical cyclones is influenced by the environment, but the convection also influences the larger scale flow.  Environmental factors such as vertical wind shear determine the azimuthal location of the strongest convection, while the location and timing of the eyewall convection impact the storm’s intensification efficiency.  Airborne radars collect three-dimensional high-resolution precipitation and wind data, thus they are very well suited to give insight into the eyewall structure. This presentation will show analyses of radar, dropsonde, and aircraft data from two different tropical cyclones, Typhoon Sinlaku (2008) and Hurricane Rita (2005).

Typhoon Sinlaku is investigated at a late stage of its lifecycle, located poleward and undergoing extratropical transition. It will be shown that the storm structure is very similar to tropical cases where vertical wind shear is the primary factor impacting the location and character of the eyewall convection. However, some significant differences to the tropical cases will also be presented. Hurricane Rita is investigated to study the role of buoyancy in the eyewall during rapid intensification. There have been a few modeling studies that investigated the role of buoyancy, but so far only one observational study using flight level data has been conducted. A modified thermodynamic retrieval to estimate buoyancy from radar data will be presented, along with some preliminary results for Hurricane Rita.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 3:30PM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory
3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg. 2 Large Auditorium (Rm 1022)

For more information, contact Steve Oncley at ext. 8757,

Announcement will run from Wed, 09/17/2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Have your academic publications been attributed to an author other than yourself? Do you face the challenge of distinguishing your research activities from those with similar names?

The NCAR Library recommends that all authors who are concerned about proper reference citation consider using an author identifier.

There are numerous competing alternatives but the NCAR Library recommends the ORCID system. ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and output.

If you have questions or concerns about setting up an ORCID profile, please contact the library at or at x8505.

For more information, contact NCAR Library at ext. 8505,

Announcement will run from Wed, 09/17/2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The information security team within CISL runs two notification lists that may be of interest to all employees.

1) Patches.  This list provides announcements of patch availability for applications commonly found on home computers.  Its purpose is to help employees keep their personally owned systems patched and up-to-date, which increases protection for their personal data and files, as well as aiding in protecting UCAR networks when those personally owned computers connect to the UCAR network.

2) VPN.  This list provides announcements of planned work and service outages for the UCAR VPN service, as well as announcements of any emergency or unplanned outages.  Additionally, new client version availability is announced here.

Subscription to either notification list is optional.

To subscribe:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your UCAS account and password.
  3. Click "subscribe" in the left-hand menu.
  4. Use the search box at the top to search for "patches" or "vpn".
  5. Click the checkbox to the left of the name, and the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

Please let us know at if you have any questions.

For more information, contact Wendy Derman at ext. 1259,

Announcement will run from Wed, 09/17/2014 to Thursday, October 9, 2014

With snow around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about skiing.

The annual sale of skiing lift tickets will take place starting this week. 

Copper Mountain - Corporate lift tickets for Copper Mountain are $52 with no blackouts dates - this is over half off the window price.  This price is valid through November 25th.  These tickets are non-refundable.  We will also have for sale Four Packs and Season Pass products. These will be offered at the standard rate.

Eldora Mountain - Corporate 4packs for $159 will be on sale.

Winter Park – Soon, Winter Park will begin rolling out a new corporate on-line system that will allow our employees access to special 48 hour sales which include discounts to Lift tickets, Lodging, Ski School and Passes. This new on-line system will allow those members of our team to access great deals without making it to the event.  More details to follow.

Stop by on Thursday September 18th at the Foothills Lab Cafeteria  10:00am  - 2:00pm

                Thursday  October 9th at the Mesa Lab Cafeteria    10:00am  - 2:00pm

Discount tickets are available for UCAR employees, family and friends as a benefit of the Employee Activities Committee.

For more information, contact Alexis Baile at ext. 8553,

Announcement will run from Tue, 09/16/2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

In a finding that could alter how scientists quantify emissions of certain pollutants, a new study in Nature concludes that the self-cleaning power of the atmosphere does not differ substantially between the northern and southern hemispheres. The finding was surprising, as model simulations generally show that the hydroxyl molecule (OH)—the dominant “detergent” of the atmosphere that removes many pollutants by oxidizing them—is more common in the Northern Hemisphere. more>

For more information, contact David Hosansky at ext. 8611,

Announcement will run from Tue, 09/16/2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014

These new acquisitions will be displayed at each NCAR Library location for one week, first at FL Library and then at ML Library. If you have questions regarding the items or want to suggest additions to the library collection, please contact the NCAR Library at or ext. 8505.

Perspectives of Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Author: E. Atlee (Edwin Atlee) Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Call Number: QA845 .J28 1989 V.1 & V.2 
Location: ML Library

Atmospheric Dynamics
Author: John (John Sydney Adcock) Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Call Number: QC880 .G66 2004
Location: ML and FL Library

Paleoclimatology : Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, 2nd ed.
Author: R. S. (Raymond S.) Bradley
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Call Number: QC884 .B614 1999
Location: ML & FL Libraries

Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Microphysics of Clouds
Author: Vitaly I. Khvorostyanov, Judith A. Curry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Call Number: QC925 .K47 2014
Location: FL Library

Operational Weather Forecasting
Authors: Peter (Peter M.) Inness, Steve (Stephen R.) Dorling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Call Number: QC995 .I44 2013
Location: ML and FL Library

For more information, contact NCAR Library at ext. 8505,

Announcement will run from Tue, 09/16/2014 to Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 25-26, 2014

NCAR Main Seminar Room

The format of the workshop seeks to overcome cross-disciplinary language barriers and to emphasize communication between participants by featuring tutorials, invited talks, panel discussions, posters and break-out sessions.

We invite all researchers interested in learning about critical issues and opportunities in the field of climate informatics to join us, whether established in the field or just starting out.

For more information and to register visit the workshop webpage

For more information, contact Doug Nychka at ext. 1711,

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/15/2014 to Monday, October 6, 2014

Unidata's 2014 Training Workshop will be held October 21 - November 6, 2014. 

 Unidata's training workshops are created and presented by the software developers and support staff for each package, so you'll be sure to get your questions answered.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about your favorite Unidata software program(s) and interact with our developers. 

Workshop Sessions & Dates:

Using Unidata Technologies with Python - October 21 – 22

THREDDS Data Server (TDS) - October 23 – 24

GEMPAK with an Introduction to AWIPS-II - October 27 – 29

LDM - October 30 - 31 (1½ days)

IDV with RAMADDA - November 3 – 6  

Please see the following link to register and for more information:

For more information, contact Sheri Ruscetta at ext. 8639,

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/15/2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

The CG1, FL and ML front desk banks will close at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 for year-end processing. All transactions must be completed by 12:00 pm. No exceptions will be made. The front desk banks will re-open at 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

For more information, contact Christy Fletcher at ext. 8557,

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/15/2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014

In four weeks - Friday, October 17th - before the close of business, nominations for the annual UCAR awards are due. Please submit them electronically to Rachel Hauser via Google Drive, on a flash drive (send to FLA), or to the UCAR/CIT (U) drive. When submitting nominations, please also send an email to Rachel that includes the director submitting the nomination(s), the person(s) being nominated, and the award category.

More information can be found at the Request for 2014 Nominations on the Employee Recognition Awards Procedures.

In order to submit nominations that will be favorably considered, please use the appropriate checklists (previous Awards Jury members have compiled these checklists to make the process more consistent and streamlined):

Distinguished Achievement Award
Outstanding Accomplishments Awards

Although any employee may initiate a nomination, only NCAR Associate Directors, UCAR or UCP Program Directors, or their designates can submit nominations. Award categories include the Distinguished Achievement Award, as well as six Outstanding Accomplishment Awards (Publication, Scientific and/or Technical Advancement, Administrative Achievement, Education and Outreach, Mentoring, and Diversity).  

For more information, contact Rachel Hauser at ext. 1117,

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/15/2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We are cleaning out the lost and found. Please check the lost and found locations for any items you may be missing. All items not claimed by close of business on September 30, 2014, will be donated. The lost and found locations are: The CG, FLA, FL2 and ML reception desks.

For more information, contact Christy Fletcher at ext. 8557,

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/15/2014 to Monday, October 6, 2014

Construction will begin Monday, September 22 on the Mesa Lab roofs. Most of the B-Tower and portions of the A-tower roof will be removed and replaced. You will notice a crane, dumpsters, and construction vehicles in the front drive circle and rear dock areas. Please remember to obey all construction signs and barriers for safety.

Adhesive odors may be present during some phases of the project. It is advised to keep all windows in the upper levels of both towers closed during construction. The roof replacement will provide a better seal to the building. We understand this can be an inconvenience and will make every effort to complete the work without interruptions. If you find that the construction severely interferes with your work environment please discuss alternative work options with your direct manager.

The roof replacement will have to be completed in three separate phases. 

Phase 1 is scheduled to begin Monday, September 22. It is projected that this phase will take approximately 3 weeks to be completed with weather permitting. Phase 2 updates will be provided as Phase 1 finishes.

For a diagram of construction access points, please see

For additional information, please contact project manager Brad Pattison at ext. 2403 or email

For more information, contact Brad Pattison at ext. 2403,

Announcement will run from Mon, 09/15/2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The NCAR Data Assimilation Inventory Workshop will be held on Monday 6 October 2014 at Foothills Lab Main Seminar Room

The goal of this workshop is to identify all data assimilation research activities at NCAR and provide an opportunity for scientists engaged in these activities to learn more about the work being done by their colleagues. The final product will be a written report summarizing data assimilation activities at NCAR along with recorded presentations from the workshop.

If you are an NCAR or UCAR scientist involved in research on data assimilation methodology or applications, please contact the member of the organizing committee from your division or lab to be sure that your work will be included in the workshop. Members of the organizing committee can also answer questions you might have about the workshop.

Organizing committee:

ACD: Helen Worden
CGD: Alicia Karspeck
CISL: Jeff Anderson
EOL: Wen-Chau Lee
HAO: Mike Wiltberger
MMM: Chris Snyder
RAL: Josh Hacker
UCP: Xinan Yue

To register to attend the workshop please visit the workshop Registration Page

For more information, contact Jeff Anderson at ext. 8991,

Announcement will run from Wed, 09/10/2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014

Introduction to IDL is a three-day course that provides scientists, engineers and developers with a working knowledge of the IDL programming language. Through a mixture of lectures, instructor-led exercises and challenge problems, this course significantly shortens the startup time for learning IDL, increasing efficiency. The course is focused on using IDL for data exploration, visualization and analysis, with examples from astronomy, atmospheric science, remote sensing and medical imaging. This course is intended for new users of IDL; however, experienced users will also benefit from interacting with our veteran instructors. No knowledge of IDL is required.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4990 Pearl East Circle
Boulder, Colorado 80301

Limited seats available...

Please let me know directly ( -- x1471) if you are interested in attending so that I can assist in the registration process.

For more information, contact Garth D'Attilo at ext. 1471,

Announcement will run from Tue, 09/09/2014 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Please join us at Ignite VI

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FL2 Main Seminar

3:00 - 4:15pm

Ignite VI Presenters:

Eileen Carpenter & Marc Mueller, UCAR Center for Science Education
Rebecca Centeno Elliott, High Altitude Observatory
Sheldon Drobot, Research Applications Laboratory
Frank Flocke, Atmospheric Chemistry Division
John Hubbert, Earth Observing Laboratory
Paul Kushner, University of Toronto
Marla Meehl, Computational & Information Systems Laboratory, 
 Network Engineering & Telecommunications Section
Karyn Sawyer, Joint Office for Science Support

20 slides x 15 seconds per slide

Five-minute presentations that will enlighten, inspire, or make us think a little differently.

For more information, contact Natalie Ponsford at ext. 2585,

Announcement will run from Thu, 09/04/2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

You are invited to join the Google UCAR Forum for staff to exchange questions, answers, and helpful tips about Google Apps.  Here you can post questions and answers, rate the answers, and search for topics.   

To join, follow this link:!forum/google-ucar-forum

1. Click on the blue “Join Group” button

2. Check out the quick reference guide for help on how to participate in the forum, manage your    membership, notification options, and unsubscribe.

For more information, contact Cindy Worster at ext. 1101,

Announcement will run from Fri, 08/29/2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Google Calendar showing UCAR Payroll Holidays through the end of 2016 has been built.  You may view it or even use it to add Holidays to your personal Calendar.  The Calendar is called "UCAR Payroll Holidays" and instructions for accessing and copying it are posted on the Google Apps Support Site.

For more information, contact Alex Eschenbaum at ext. 8886,

Announcement will run from Thu, 08/28/2014 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says?  Learn more Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:15 • CIRES Auditorium (room 338 CIRES)

Th Aug 28 Policymakers/Technical summaries | Jerry Meehl
Tu Sept. 2 Ch. 1: Introduction | Linda Mearns
Tu Sept 9 Ch. 2: Observations: Atmosphere & Surface | Owen Cooper
Tu Sept 16 Ch. 3: Observations: Ocean | Mike Alexander
Tu Sept 23 Ch. 5: Information from Paleoclimate Archives | Bette Otto-Bliesner
Tu Sept 30 Ch. 11: Near Term Climate Change | Marika Holland
Th Oct 9 Ch. 6: Carbon and other Biogeochemical Cycles | Pieter Tans
Tu Oct 14 Ch. 7: Clouds and Aerosols | Dave Randall
Tu Oct 21 Ch. 8: Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing | J. F. Lamarque
Tu Oct 28 Ch. 12: Long Term Climate Change | John Fasullo
Tu Nov 4 Ch. 10: Detection and Attribution of Climate Change:
From Global to Regional | Judith Pearlwitz
Tu Nov. 11 Ch. 4: Observations: Cryosphere | Tad Pfeffer
Tu Nov 18 Ch. 9: Evaluation of Climate Models | Clara Deser
Tu Dec. 2 Ch. 13: Sea Level Change | Steve Nerem
Tu Dec 9 Ch. 14: Climate Phenomena and their Relevance
for Future Regional Climate Change | Kevin Trenberth

For more information, contact Gaylynn Potemkin at ext. 1618,

Announcement will run from Thu, 08/14/2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Logistics Operations would like to remind everyone of UCAR receiving policies.

ALL receiving MUST come through 3090 Center Green Drive (CG3).

Tacitly, there may be exceptions required for different scenarios that may arise. 

These are available by prior approval only.

Such requests for exclusion to the receiving policy must be obtained in writing through Kerry Slaven ( or Joseph Lujan (

There are also preexistent exceptions that have blanket approval for deliveries not coming into CG3 (i.e. bulk and raw materials for DFS (EOL Machine Shop), AOG (Aircraft On Ground) articles and extremely large or sensitive items for RAF, and all receiving for NWSC). These validations remain in effect with no further action required. However, all related packing slips MUST be sent to Logistics Operations. 

For all receiving, please make sure that your vendor includes the end-user name and telephone number, an association to the purchase order/blanket order number or credit card reference, in addition to the vendor’s order numbers. Packages received into Logistics Operations without this information will be held from delivery until the necessary data has been acquired. Logistics personnel will email the end-user for this, case by case. 

All personal packages coming in MUST be clearly denoted as “Personal/Confidential”, or they will be opened and received as a normal business item.

For more information, contact Kerry Slaven at ext. 1151,

Announcement will run from Mon, 08/04/2014 to Saturday, September 27, 2014

NCAR Community Art Program proudly presents: 

The Fresh A.I.R. Show: Artists In Recovery Group Art Show

Show Theme: “Through Art, Visions and Dreams the Light Comes Through.”

"Recovery” is a way of life – sobriety a model for living.

An estimated 23 million people grapple with severe alcohol or drug abuse—more than twice the number of Americans afflicted with cancer. Today, 1.2 million people belong to one of the major addiction-recovery programs, listing 55,000 meeting groups in the U.S.

Each of us is in this alone together.The most successful addiction-recovery programs focus on a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, in order to solve their common problems and help others to recover from their addictions—alcohol, narcotics, eating, gambling, etc. The healing power of a support group with a common condition was never shown to be more powerful than in sponsorship-oriented 12-Step Programs. Staying active, attending meetings and “being there” for the new comers is how our 20 Fresh A.I.R. artists all met.

For an artist, faith without works is dead. Through fellowship and service, I have come to know many talented artists, jewelers, photographers, metal & woodworkers, musicians, and more – who daily make the conscious choice of Life, Art, Joy and Freedom from addiction. Some have done so for decades… some only for months… but each of us regained our freedom one-day-at-a-time. As a group of independent artists, acting in the spirit of fellowship to build bridges of understanding, we wish to share our stories and our vision of hope through our artwork. We celebrate dignity, wellness and community.

The Fresh A.I.R. Show series is an unaffiliated grassroots project started by Michael Hamers, who lives in Niwot, CO. Its purpose is to promote, share and celebrate with other creative individuals in the process of recovery and openly with the Boulder County community, the daily joy of being in recovery. This has as its basis the fresh perspective of adopting healthier attitudes and practices taken toward life: our art and work, our community, a sense of freedom, spirituality, and the acceptance of a Higher-Power actively influencing our lives.

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

The Fresh A.I.R. Show will be on exhibit in Gallery I & Gallery II of the NCAR Mesa Lab August 4, 2014 to September 27, 2014. Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information, contact Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570,

Announcement will run from Thu, 04/03/2014 to Thursday, September 25, 2014

For more information, contact D Nychka at ext. 1711,