February 22, 2011 | Imagine that you’re about to send a foreign colleague a link to download a data set on which the two of you are collaborating. Or maybe your colleagues from abroad are visiting NCAR and you decide to gift them with a piece of research equipment. Although these exchanges sound innocuous, they are considered “exports” by the U.S. government and could possibly be subject to regulation.
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February 17, 2011 | Local solar scientists will have a chance to meet and share research on instrumentation, observations, models, and more on March 18, when HAO hosts the sixth annual Boulder Solar Day in the CG1 auditorium.
A computer image of the solar corona.
February 11, 2011 | Construction of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is now more than 50% complete, with contractors currently working extensively inside the facility on the installation of complex mechanical and electrical systems and other construction tasks.
Construction taking place outside the new building.
February 2, 2011 | It's been a noticeably dry and gusty fall and winter thus far along the Front Range, with wildfires, wind storms, and wave clouds filling the skies. Meanwhile, early-season snowpack in Colorado’s mountains has measured well above average in many locations. The likely cause of this weather? La Niña, El Niño’s sister.
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January 24, 2011 | A new study from NESL/CGD makes it hard to ever see a shattered drinking glass the same way. ASP postdoctoral researcher Jasper Kok has found clues to climate change in the way that glass and other brittle objects break.
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January 24, 2011 | Researchers who use Google Earth, the virtual globe, map, and geographical information program, just got a boost from the company, which has granted UCAR/NCAR a number of free Google Earth Pro licenses for use by staff. The licenses are part of Google Earth Outreach, which supports nonprofit organizations on issues affecting local regions or the entire globe.
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January 24, 2011 | Staff who fly the friendly skies can also now fly the open skies. Due to a recent change in federal regulations, UCAR can take advantage of “Open Skies” agreements that allow for travel using government funds on some foreign air carriers.
View of the clouds looking out the window of an airplane.
December 22, 2010 | As part of the UCAR/NCAR’s 50th anniversary celebrations, a time capsule centered on the theme “What was life like in 2010 at UCAR/NCAR?” has been filled with more than 90 items that provide a snapshot of the organization. The items range from an all-staff photo taken at last year’s fall party to a 32-bit communication board to a copy of NCAR’s Twitter page.
The time capsule exhibit on display at the Mesa Lab.
December 14, 2010 | Staff rang in the holidays and celebrated each other's accomplishments at the 2010 UCAR Awards Ceremony and Holiday Party, held at Center Green on December 10.
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November 22, 2010 | On September 6, the Boulder County Communications Center received a radio call at about 10:00 a.m. of a fire in Fourmile Canyon. High winds helped spread the blaze, and within a week, 6,181 acres had been consumed along with 169 homes in what was the most expensive wildfire in Colorado’s history.
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