In Brief

A solar eclipse in 1998
July 20, 2017
NCAR scientists plan to use the total eclipse on Aug. 21 to comprehensively measure, for the first time, the infrared radiation streaming out from the Sun's corona.
ASMET team
May 09, 2017
For two decades now, the African Satellite Meteorology Education & Training Project, or ASMET, co-managed by UCAR, has helped fill the gaps by providing training to African forecasters on how to use satellite data to improve weather forecasts.
Raghu Raj Prassana Kumar of NCAR conducting Raspberry Pi training
May 02, 2017
Since 2014, NCAR has been using Raspberry Pi to teach "hot" computing skills to university students who are underrepresented in the sciences.
Observing winds: Perdigão study area in Portugal
April 27, 2017
NCAR is partnering with colleagues in Europe and the United States on a field project in Portugal, called Perdigão, that will measure wind at an unprecedented resolution, both in time and space.
Constructing roads for climate: flooded road in Texas
April 20, 2017
When engineers design roads, bridges, and other types of transportation infrastructure, they need to account for changing weather patterns.
Weather forecasting for drones: Quadcopter drone with camera
April 13, 2017
NCAR, long a trusted provider of critical weather information to the aviation industry, is beginning to lend its expertise to the UAS community as well.
Mentoring at NCAR: Wen-Chau Lee with Michael Bell
March 08, 2017
Michael Bell, who recently was named an outstanding early-career scientist by former President Obama, gives credit to the mentoring he received at NCAR.
UCAR and NCAR to distribute GOES-16 data: view of Earth and moon by GOES-16
March 06, 2017
UCAR and NCAR will play central roles in distributing the stunning new data from the revolutionary GOES-16 satellite.
kids studying ocean reefs: illustration from Elementary Globe storybook
March 02, 2017
School children go to Greenland and the Maldives to study climate in the latest addition to this illustrated series.
An ICAR model simulation of Colorado
February 13, 2017
The Intermediate Complexity Atmospheric Research Model (ICAR) gives researchers increased accuracy using only a tiny fraction of the computing resources.

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