October 15, 2010
President Obama today named Warren Washington, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), as one of 10 eminent researchers to be awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.
President Obama shakes hands with Warren Washington
October 12, 2010
Experience hands-on science and Halloween fun at NCAR on Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event is a family favorite.
October 08, 2010
Changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide says a new study in PNAS.
September 29, 2010
Scientists, policymakers, and regional leaders presented the National Climate Adaptation Summit Report to President Obama's science and technology advisor, John Holdren.
Map of U.S. coast (cropped) showing areas of sea level change
September 28, 2010
Veterans in the Boulder-Denver area will be the focus of a job fair on Tuesday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A number of area companies need to fill about 200 positions over the next 6 to 12 months in a broad range of fields.
NCAR's skilled machinists work on research instruments
September 21, 2010
Sustained winds can produce a parting of the waters under certain conditions.
illustration of wind setdown with area map inset
August 26, 2010
Scientists have detected "starspots," on the surface of a star using stellar seismology. The technique offers the potential to examine hundreds of stars.
Image of a satellite pointed at star
August 26, 2010
The new research has implications for satellite orbits.
August 18, 2010
The Community Earth System Model helps scientists shed light on some of the critical mysteries of global warming.
August 12, 2010
Results from a new study should help scientists better understand the factors controlling the timing of solar cycles and could lead to better predictions.
July 20, 2010
Researchers and aircraft will search for secrets of hurricane formation above the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Felix satellite image
July 13, 2010
The study, published in Nature Geoscience, finds that the rise is at least partly a result of climate change.
July 06, 2010
The agreement will help the two countries increase their joint research into the complexities of climate change.
Signing of memorandum
June 14, 2010
Turboprop and jet aircraft can create hole-punch clouds, which have long fascinated the public.
hole-punch cloud
June 03, 2010
A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.
June 03, 2010
The National Center for Atmospheric Research and its managing organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research announced today that they will break ground on the construction of a supercomputing center Tuesday, June 15.
NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center
May 26, 2010
Three locations in Boulder, Broomfield, will showcase lab tours, aircraft, scientific tools large and small, and conversations with staff.
Scientist works on observing instrument with aircraft behind him
May 14, 2010
Their letter to the president of the University of Virginia supports a statement by the university's faculty and questions the Virginia attorney general's use of governmental authority.
April 28, 2010
The collaborative international project, involving scientists from NCAR and other organizations, may ultimately improve tornado forecasting.
April 19, 2010
Students, gardeners, retirees, and other volunteers taking part in a nationwide initiative, Project BudBurst, are finding hints that certain plants are blooming unusually early.
Plum blossums opening on a branch
April 15, 2010
Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years.
March 23, 2010
The Asian monsoon is providing a pathway for pollutants to rise high in the atmosphere.
Pollution along lower Yangtze River
March 16, 2010
A new study finds that prescribed burns may release substantially less carbon dioxide than wildfires of the same size.
wildfire map
January 28, 2010
Painting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool cities and mitigate some impacts of global warming.
painting roofs white
January 27, 2010
An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging, and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems ranging from satellites to weather instruments.

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