Staff News

Some might say that it was even more hardcore than the Up-the-Hill Races. After all, pulling off a proper bump, set, and spike with your co-workers and a beach ball can be more challenging than it looks.

The UCAR Board of Trustees appointed three new senior scientists in July: Fei Chen, Wen-Chau Lee, and Steve Massie. Senior scientists provide NCAR with long-term scientific leadership.


During the week of June 15–18, more than 70 upper-atmosphere researchers looked back—and up—at the history and current state of research on climate change in the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere.


NCAR’s pinprick of a foothold on the planet, Boulder, experienced a cool and snowy spring, but elsewhere on Earth, the mercury has been startlingly and consistently high during the first half of 2010.

Scott Landolt
Scott Landolt started working at NCAR as a student assistant in 1996, while studying meteorology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He’s now an associate scientist who wears many hats, working on everything from winter weather to cloud seeding to managing the Marshall Field Site, while still finding time to chase storms each spring.

It wouldn't be summer without new faces in the hallways and cafeterias.


When Synte Peacock (NESL/CGD) helped design a computer modeling study to simulate the movement of oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she thought reporters might be interested.

Donna Charlevoix

I hate to admit this, but when I first learned of the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), I was not certain exactly what it was.

In late July, Logistics Operations bid farewell to the Mesa Lab and moved into new digs at Center Green 3.

For current information about construction on the Mesa Lab road through late October, visit Building Maintenance and Closures.