In Brief

HALO and HIAPER staff with their respective aircraft
May 06, 2011
On 17–18 January, staff from the German Aerospace Center got to compare their new Gulfstream G550 jet, dubbed HALO, with its closest counterpart—the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V, called HIAPER, which debuted in 2005.
Alumni of the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program
May 06, 2011
It’s been two decades since NOAA launched its Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program. The C&GC program was created in response to a lack of trained specialists, and it’s kept up with continued expansion in climate change study.
A close-up of the solar limb
March 11, 2011
One of the most enduring mysteries in solar physics is why the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, is millions of degrees hotter than its surface. Now scientists believe they have discovered a major source of hot gas that replenishes the corona.
Grad students and Doppler on Wheels unit
March 10, 2011
Snowstorms have been a dime a dozen across much of the central and eastern United States over the last few months, but four of them got special scrutiny.
Dual-polarization radars sending out signals
March 08, 2011
The biggest upgrade to the U.S. weather-radar network in 15 years gets rolling this winter with a minimum of fanfare—debuting under the radar, as it were. But the new capabilities should get their fair share of attention in the long run.
Joachim Kuettner on a gliding expedition, 1950s
March 04, 2011
Atmospheric science has lost one of the last living links to its formative era. Joachim Kuettner—the eminent researcher, administrator, field project leader, and glider pilot—died on 24 February at the age of 101.
Vanda Grubišić
March 01, 2011
No stranger to NCAR or to observational meteorology, Vanda Grubišić (University of Vienna) will take the helm of NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) on 1 July.
Sampling coral in the Pacific near Kiribati
March 01, 2011
When climate change leaped into global consciousness more than 20 years ago, there was no doubt that sea levels would rise, but the main worry was how those rising seas would affect civilization, not on how the oceans themselves might be transformed.
Rick Anthes
February 25, 2011
Long-time UCAR president Richard Anthes announced on 25 February that he plans to step down at the end of 2011. Appointed to his position in 1988, Anthes is the longest serving of the five UCAR presidents since the organization was established in 1960.
Savita
November 04, 2010
In a bid to unlock longstanding mysteries of the Sun, including the impacts on Earth of its 11-year cycle, a team of scientists from NCAR, France, and Spain has successfully probed a distant star.

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