October 30, 2008 | The NCAR Library is working to develop an online institutional repository for collecting, preserving, and disseminating UCAR/NCAR’s research in digital form. Library director Mary Marlino says that the proposed repository has two critical functions: access and preservation. It will make the organization’s scholarship and data more widely available, and ensure a new level of digital preservation.
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September 24, 2008 | Foreign visitors are hardly a rarity at NCAR and UOP, but it’s not every day that a meeting draws 27 participants from 24 countries. COMET’s international hydrometeorological analysis and forecasting course, held June 9–27, brought scientists from every region covered by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to Boulder to learn more about the weather and hydrology behind floods and other water-related hazards.
September 24, 2008 | In early August, ASP director Maura Hagan was named deputy director of NCAR. She replaces Larry Winter, who held the position for five years before moving to IMAGe to pursue research in hydrology and applied mathematics. “It’s my privilege to serve NCAR in this new capacity,” Maura says. “I aspire to be a strong advocate for science and to promote opportunities for both visitors and staff across our institution.”
November 11, 2008 | Schoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world gazed skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3 as part of the second Great World Wide Star Count. Their objective was to find specific constellations and then share their observations online. The data they collect helps scientists map light pollution globally, while educating participants about the stars. Approximately 12,471 individuals participated in the count this year, submitting 3,378 observations from all 50 U.S. states and 60 different countries.

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