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Robots inside NCAR's new AMSTAR digital storage library
November 12, 2008
NCAR and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the arrival of a massive new digital storage library that will preserve and protect valuable scientific data for the next 15 to 20 years.
Photograph of Richard Anthes, sitting at desk, signing a document, other people
November 03, 2008
UCAR has signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue management of NCAR for five years, with the possibility of a five-year extension.
Photograph of a boy wearing black, high-tech gogles
October 16, 2008
Kids and parents can enjoy hands-on fun while learning about energy at Super Science Saturday this month at NCAR.
A map of North America
October 15, 2008
Schoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet.
Arial photograph of large smoke plume in the distance
October 09, 2008
Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. health standards, a new study concludes.
Color map of North America, Atlantic, and parts of Europe and Africa
October 08, 2008
NCAR, working with federal agencies and universities as well as the insurance and energy industries, has launched an intensive study to examine how global warming will influence hurricanes in the next few decades.
Photograph of Alex Guenther looking at an instrument attached to a pine tree
September 24, 2008
Mountain pine beetles appear to be doing more than killing large swaths of forests in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists suspect they are also altering local weather patterns and air quality.
Photograph of a tower against a blue sky and tree branches in the foreground
September 18, 2008
Plants in a forest respond to stress by producing significant amounts of a chemical form of aspirin, scientists have discovered.
September 09, 2008
This year is proving unusually active for Atlantic storms. The hurricane season is only at its midpoint, but already there have been 10 named storms—which is the average number for an entire year.
Maura Hagan
August 29, 2008
Maura Hagan, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has been named NCAR deputy director.

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