February18, 2009 | The Community Climate System Model has received a 2009 Colorado Governor's Award for its research impact on climate science. Governor Bill Ritter presented the award to Peter Gent (ESSL/CGD) on behalf of the CCSM community during a reception at the Governor's Residence in Denver on February 17.
February 10, 2009 | The concept of harnessing the wind’s energy is hardly new—Egyptian vases from 3,500 B.C.E. depict ships under sail. Still, wind is among the most difficult weather variables to forecast. Topography, ground cover, temperature inversions, and foliage all affect its strength and direction.
February 10, 2009 | Last fall, Morris Weisman
took a leave for three
and a half months, trading his daily routine
in ESSL/MMMM for the University at Albany, State University of New York
(SUNY). There, he taught a graduate-level course in atmospheric convection,
served on the doctoral committees of two students, and collaborated with Albany
February 10, 2009 | Ever wonder what happens
to those orange rinds, coffee grounds, and napkins you toss in the compost
bin at work? In January, about a half dozen staff found out during a visit
to A1 Organics in Platteville. The
company has been in the organic recycling business since 1974.
February10, 2009 | On January 8, staff had a chance to hear about plans for developing a new NCAR Strategic Plan and opportunities to participate in a process that will shape the organization’s future.
February 9, 2009 | Several GLOBE staff traveled to Geneva, Switzerland in late January for the Global Climate Change Research and Education Workshop, held at the offices of the World Meteorological Organization.
January 15, 2009 | A pilot program in VSP to match postdoctoral climate scientists with local and regional decision makers is expanding for its second year by recruiting more fellows. The goal of the Climate Prediction Applications Postdoctoral Program (CPAPP) is to build a pool of scientists qualified to transfer advances in climate science and prediction into decision frameworks and tools, as well as to encourage collaboration between the climate community and agencies involved in climate-related decisions.
January 14, 2009 | The 2009 UCAR Health and Benefits Fair takes place March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Center Green. The fair, sponsored by the Wellness Advisory Committee, is free and open to UCAR employees, retirees, spouses/partners, and dependent children 18-25 years old.
January 14, 2009 | The new year ushered in changes to UCAR benefits. The Hartford became the organization’s new vendor for travel accident insurance (including the Travel Assistance Program), life insurance, long-term disability, and basic and voluntary accidental death and disability (AD&D) insurance. The company’s Travel Assistance Program provides pre-trip information, emergency medical assistance, and emergency personal services for staff during both business and vacation travels.