Visuals & Multimedia

Photos, videos, illustrations, and animations


Photos & Illustrations

Image of sunset

NCAR|UCAR Image & Multimedia Gallery

Search our library of over 2,000 photographs and images for unique portrayals of atmospheric and solar phenomena, instruments and field projects, educational settings, and our facilities, including the landmark Mesa Laboratory.



Lenticular cloudsAtmosNews: NCAR & UCAR Science on YouTube

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Scientific Imagery

Visualization of Earth Scientific Visualizations

Two groups within NCAR's Computational & Information Systems Lab provide graphic representations of scientific data:

  • NCAR VisLab (YouTube)
  • VAPOR (Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers)


Orange circle against blue background

NCAR's Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

To better understand the Sun and its influence on our planet, specialized telescopes at our observatory capture images of the Sun's activity every day. Many of these images are available online as stills and movies.





*Media & nonprofit use of images: Except where otherwise indicated, media and nonprofit use permitted with credit as indicated above and compliance with UCAR's terms of use. Find more images in the NCAR|UCAR Multimedia & Image Gallery.

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