Staff News


When afternoon sunlight pours into the Damon Room, it now illuminates the names of dozens of high-achieving NCAR scientists. They’re the center of attraction in a new exhibit recently installed along the north wall of the room.

UCAR/NCAR colleagues past and present will gather at the Mesa Lab on Wednesday, August 10, to celebrate the new NCAR Awards Wall of Honor on display in the Damon Room.


July 26, 2011 | One of NCAR’s keenest analysts and appreciators of ice, snow, and hail has passed from the scene. Nancy Knight, most recently with NESL/MMM, died on 26 June after a short illness.

Kim Agado
Lab: RAL | Job Title: Division Property Administrator | Years at NCAR: 4 | Fun Fact: Is a fan of Zumba, the Latin American dance fitness program

HAO’s HiWind, a balloon-borne instrument that measures winds in the thermosphere, was launched from Esrange, Sweden.


Heavy rains in the Midwest and a deep Western snowpack led to floods across much of the country this spring and summer.


A trip to Ghana last February brought UCAR/NCAR researchers from different disciplines together to reduce meningitis in Africa’s Sahel region.

A group of inventors was honored at a luncheon sponsored by the UCAR Foundation and UCAR Office of General Counsel on June 9.

Senior scientist Jim Hurrell (NESL/CGD) will take the helm of NESL on September 1.

Raj Pandya will take the helm of EO on July 1. Raj, who has served as the group’s deputy director for the past year, was selected for the director position after a rigorous internal search.