In Brief

500-millibar weather map from the 2011 Groundhog Day snowstorm
February 06, 2012
Researchers looking for images to help analyze and illustrate critical weather events may 
find what they’re looking for at the NCAR-based Meteorological Case Study Selection Kit.
UCAR Magazine
January 30, 2012
Amid day-to-day weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks, there's a no-man's-zone of uncertainty one to two months out. A phenomenon called the Madden-Julian Oscillation may hold the key to better predictions in this intermediate period.
Tom Bogdan
January 05, 2012
The opening days of 2012 launched a new chapter in UCAR history, as Thomas Bogdan arrived on January 9 to serve as the consortium’s sixth president. He was appointed following an extensive international search.
UCAR Magazine
December 16, 2011
Whether he was dealing with hugely complicated weather prediction software, writing the definitive book on desert meteorology, or meeting a protégé with a question, Tom Warner liked to find out what makes things, and people, tick.
UCAR Magazine
November 10, 2011
Understanding and predicting both climate variability and change—on all spatial and time scales—was the theme of the first-ever Open Science Conference of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
To honor his memory and inspire continuation of his work, about 200 people gathered in late August at NCAR for the 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium in celebration of his contributions to research, education, and science communication.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The Board of Trustees celebrates the sustainable remodel of the Anthes Building and its naming in honor of UCAR's fifth president.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The 2011 meetings of UCAR member and affiliate representatives provided ample time for attendees to ponder the state of atmospheric science education and consider new approaches to teaching and training students.
Tom Bogdan
October 18, 2011
The UCAR Board of Trustees has named Thomas J. Bogdan to succeed Richard Anthes as UCAR president, beginning on January 9, 2012. Bogdan, who has led NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center for over six years, has a rich history with NCAR, UCAR, and NSF.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport under a heavy snow
September 07, 2011
Every so often, a dome of upper-level high pressure sits in place for a few days, sometimes as long as several weeks. A major block can produce seemingly endless stretches of blazing heat or bitter cold. By the time it dissipates, it may leave behind a whole stack of broken weather records and an array of disastrous consequences.

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