Spirit of adventure: Mountain winds, clouds & flying through the worst of it. An NCAR Explorer Series talk by Vanda Grubisic, Director EOL

Ever wondered why it is so windy in Boulder? Or why it gets bumpy flying over and downwind of the Rocky Mountains? Mountains exert a strong influence on the atmosphere, affecting nearby weather and generating their own climate. To learn how and why some of the strongest winds on Earth form, scientists have long used gliders, powered aircraft, and other research platforms to collect data in very strong wind and turbulence conditions generated by airflow over mountains. Come and learn the how and why of mountain weather, winds, and clouds — and what it’s like to take those bumpy rides for science.

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Room Number: 
Main Seminar Room

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Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live
Announcement Timing: 
November 1, 2017 to November 10, 2017
Calendar Timing: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm