Staff News

Reta Lorenz
Reta Lorenz has been ACD’s division administrator since 2005. She’s worked at UCAR/NCAR since 1992 in a variety of roles, first as a budget analyst followed by stints in sponsored agreements and ATD (now EOL).

In the early 1960s, NCAR scientists Warren Washington and Akira Kasahara began developing one of the world’s first computer models of atmospheric circulation.


October 4, 2010 | A team of NCAR researchers recently convened in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to investigate tropical cyclogenesis (how tropical cyclones develop and strengthen), one of the most challenging aspects of atmospheric science.


The biblical account of the parting of the Red Sea—in which Moses and the Israelites are trapped between the Pharaoh's advancing chariots and a body of water—has mystified people for millennia.

Greg Holland

We are in an era of rapidly changing communications media, which is driving a major evolution in the modes of communicating science.

Searching the NCAR Library got a whole lot easier and more efficient in early September, when the Library launched OpenCat, a new online catalog.

The CG1 beautification project is under way.

About a dozen staff gathered behind the Mesa Lab on September 16 to celebrate the refurbishment of the Walter Orr Roberts Weather Trail.


Michael Thompson is no stranger to NCAR—he’s been visiting regularly ever since completing a postdoctoral appointment with HAO in 1988–89.

The repaving project that was on tap this summer for the Foothills Lab parking lot and ring road has been delayed until next spring.