News Releases

Boy looking at science exhibit
October 15, 2009
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun at Super Science Saturday on October 24 at NCAR.
Photograph of two women sitting in an office, one undergoing a medical test
September 23, 2009
UCAR has been honored with a Health Hero Award from the Boulder County Business Report for its array of employee wellness and ergonomics programs.
Illustration of two suns with yellow streams spiraling out and the earth
September 17, 2009
Challenging conventional wisdom, new research finds that the number of sunspots provides an incomplete measure of changes in the Sun's impact on Earth over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.
Color graph of Arctic temperatures over the last 2,000 years
September 03, 2009
Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest level of any decade in at least 2,000 years, new research indicates.
Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections
August 27, 2009
Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to research appearing this week in the journal Science.
visualization of magnetic field in the solar convection zone
August 19, 2009
High-performance computing systems, visualization resources, and software tools provided by the National Science Foundation TeraGrid helped make the Hayden Planetarium's new space show the most scientifically accurate and advanced planetarium show ever produced, according to many reviewers.
Architect's rendering of the approach to the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
August 04, 2009
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its managing organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), today unveiled design concepts for the Wyoming supercomputing center.
Image of Earth showing temperature increases, researched by TraCE-21000 project
July 16, 2009
By simulating 8,000 years of climate, a team led by scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and NCAR has found a new explanation for the last major period of global warming, which occurred about 14,500 years ago.
Sun and Water
July 16, 2009
Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that maximum solar activity and its aftermath have impacts on Earth that resemble La Niña and El Niño events in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
American Airlines Airbus. Wikipedia photo by Eheik
July 07, 2009
NCAR is developing a prototype system to provide aircraft with updates about severe storms and turbulence as they fly across remote ocean regions.

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