Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Come learn about Ethics, the UCAR Code of Conduct and related UCAR policies; look at how some researchers (not at UCAR!) have gotten into trouble. Learn about resources and ask questions that will help you get your work done.

Posted by Christy Locke at ext. 8874,

Thursday, January 19, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017

An NCAR-based computer model known for global climate projections decades into the future recently joined a suite of other world-class models being used to forecast what may lie just a few months ahead. (Story by Senior Science Writer Laura Snider. Read more here.)

Posted by Laura Snider at ext. 8605,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Tuesday, January 24, 2017


FL2 Main Seminar Room 9-10 am


Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room 11am-Noon

Learn more about:

  • how Concur Travel & Expense will support you as a traveler, supervisor, or budget manager,
  • options for managing your travel on any device anywhere
  • the new Travel Credit Card and how it works
  • Concur and P-Card reconcilation
  • what user support and training will look like
  • answers to your questions and what you can do next!

Sessions will be webcast and recorded. Go to UCAR Live @

Check out the Concur Travel & Expense Project web site @ for the latest news!


Posted by Helen Moshak at ext. 1112,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Thursday, January 19, 2017
The focus of the Community Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Systems for Atmospheric Research, hosted by NCAR/EOL, will be to advance the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) on all scales of atmospheric research.  UASs are currently a rapidly developing field with many activities at the University level, within a number of federal agencies, and in private industry.
The thematic focus of this workshop is on emerging needs related to the use of UAS for all scales of atmospheric research. The objective of this community workshop is to create a forum for discussion and for gathering input from the active UAS research community and those interested in becoming part of that community on highest priority observational needs that may be met by UAS and on barriers for use of UAS in atmospheric and atmosphere interface research.  EOL is coordinating this gathering in our role to provide support for the observational needs of the of the NSF supported science community.
The specific goals of the workshop are to:
  • Identify key areas for UAS research (such as forecasting, flux measurements, pollution, constituent measurements, and boundary layer and atmospheric interfaces research).
  • Identify typical and novel instrumentation for UASs.
  • Examine 2D and / or 3D wind measurements from UASs.  This is a unique problem and a key measurement for many UAS. 
  • Discuss needs for calibration of UAS instruments and verification of UAS based measurements.
  • Discuss UAS operations and how to fly in hazardous conditions such as strong winds, icing, rain, and low visibility.
  • Understand evolving FAA UAS regulations and requirements and identify efficient ways to work with the FAA to guarantee safe UAS operations 
  • Discuss other novel ideas for lower atmosphere in situ observations that EOL could support 
The workshop will take place February 21-24, 2017 at Center Green and registration is now open.  For more information and to register please see the workshop website at:

Posted by Cory Wolff at ext. 2845,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Friday, February 3, 2017


These new acquisitions will be displayed at each NCAR Library location for one week, first at FL Library and then at ML Library. If you have questions regarding the items or want to suggest additions to the library collection, please contact the NCAR Library at or ext. 8505.

Integrated Ground Water Management
Editor: Anthony Jakeman and others
Publisher: Springer
Location: FL Library
Call Number: TD403 .J257 2016

Satellites: Orbits and Missions
Author: Michel Capderou
Publisher: Springer
Location: FL Library
Call Number: TL1080 .C3713 2005

Data Management for Researchers
Author: Kristin Briney
Publisher: Pelagic
Location: FL Library
Call Number: Q180.55 .E4 B75 2015

Governing Arctic Change
Editor: Kathrin Keil and others
Publisher: Palgrave
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QC994.8 G271 2016

Posted by NCAR Library at ext. 8505,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Bonfils Blood Center mobile bus will visit CG1 on Monday, January 23.  The bus will be located on the north side of CG1.  Appointments are available between: 9:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.; between 12:30 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.; and between 1:50 p.m. and 2:30 p.m..

If you would like to donate, please contact Laurie Carr to make an appointment.  Please review the blood donation guidelines:  Bonfils Blood Center Donation Eligibility Guidelines


Posted by Laurie Carr at ext. 8702,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, January 20, 2017


SUBJECT: CPM Scheduled Outage including FAB User Interface, TM1 and Cognos BI Reports
DATE/TIME: Friday, January 20th at 7:00am through Monday, January 23rd at 7:00am
SERVICES AFFECTED: All CPM services including Cognos BI Reports and FAB User Interface
REASON: Scheduled maintenance

START: Fri Jan 20 2017 7:00 AM MST
END: Mon Jan 23 2017 7:00 AM MST

Cognos BI

If questions, contact

Reta Kubler


Kelly Box

Posted by Kelly Box at ext. 8558,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Thursday, January 19, 2017

News clips at a glance: Jan. 7 – 13

Total: ~40

Summary: NCAR experts were cited in stories ranging from solar cycles to cloud seeding and sea level rise.

Notable clips:

Solar Cycles (Scott McIntosh and Mausumi Dikpati, HAO)
As the Earth Warms Up, the Sun is Remarkably Quiet
(Category 6/WunderBlog - Weather Underground)

Cloud Seeding (NCAR and NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center)
Atmospheric Scientists Take to the Skies to Test Cloud Seeding for Snow
(National Science Foundation news release and NSF Science 360 News)

Sea Level Rise/Methane Emissions (Kevin Trenberth, CGD)
'Short-Lived Methane' Could Raise Sea Levels for Another 800 Years
(The Atlantic, Kevin Trenberth quoted)

Social media highlights:

The National Science Foundation tweeted to its 951,000 Twitter followers a story about a multi-agency cloud-seeding experiment supported by NCAR scientists and our Wyoming supercomputing facility.

Weather Underground tweeted its story about solar cycles (see above) to its 348,000 followers.

Posted by Jeff Smith at ext. 2679,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, January 20, 2017

Posted by Annette Lampert at ext. 8719,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, January 27, 2017

As the country transitions to a new administration and Congress, this is an opportune time to learn about how the federal budget process works and the challenges facing the White House, Congress, and the federal agencies in shaping funding decisions. If you receive federal funding, this seminar will be of particular interest.

The UCAR President’s Office and the NCAR Directorate invite all interested staff to attend this seminar. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the the numerous forces that shape the federal budget and appropriations cycle and possible implications for the weather, water, and climate enterprise. The seminar will also examine how UCAR demonstrates the importance of our research on Capitol Hill.

Much of the time will be allocated for Q&A so we encourage you to submit questions ahead of time so we can make sure these are covered during the course of the session. Please submit questions to:

Wednesday, February 8
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room

11:30 a.m.
Presentation by Scott Rayder, Senior Advisor for Government Relations & Partnerships

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Q&A and discussion with Tony Busalacchi, UCAR President; Jim Hurrell, NCAR Director; and Scott Rayder

Posted by Peggy Stevens at ext. 8601,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Wednesday, February 8, 2017