Staff Notes Daily Announcements

October 30, 2017 - December 29, 2017

Oil Paintings by Gary Molzan

Gary Molzan’s love of the West brought him to Boulder, Colorado, in 1981. Inspired by the magnificent scenery and close proximity to the mountains. He draws much of the vision for his paintings from hiking in the surrounding foothills and high country. Gary has a fascination for detail like the patterns in an old tree or the sparkle of granite and water. These details in his art touch the viewer and create a connection to nature and an awareness of the natural world that we are all a part of. He works in a variety of mediums to capture the details, mood and emotions of a scene including oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and water colors.   

Aluminum Sculptures by Mark Zirinsky

Mark Zirinsky creates stunning aluminum sculptures from his Denver, Colorado studio. He individually designs and crafts each piece from salvaged aircraft aluminum using a combination of gem carving, machining and hand techniques. Surfaces are engraved with many lines to produce fascinating surface iridescence and reflective effects. His work appears deceptively simple, yet somehow familiar. Counter-intuitively, the beauty of Mark’s work is best revealed under low lighting. 

All artists work will be on display in the UCAR Community Art Galleries at the NCAR Mesa Lab. 

Preview all artists work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar

Posted by Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570,

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017

February 6-9, 2018
Corporate Technical Training Center
Center Green campus, 3085 Center Green Drive (CG-2)
Boulder, CO

This 3.5 day workshop is geared towards new users of NCL. It will include a combination of introductory lectures on NCL, scientific data formats, and graphics, with hands-on labs every day. During the labs, the instructors work with students to help them write NCL programs for analyzing their own data.

Registration is limited to 16 students. The deadline is January 15, 2018.

Travel support is available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified students from EPSCoR states or minority-serving institutions to attend. The deadline for applying for funds is December 11, 2017.

See the link below for full details and a link to the registration form.

Posted by Mary Haley at ext. 1254,

Friday, October 20, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017

A Hurricane WRF Tutorial will be held on January 23-25, 2018 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. This will be a three-day event organized by the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) and by the NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system (HWRF) is a coupled atmosphere-ocean model suitable for tropical cyclone (TC) research and forecasting in all Northern and Southern Hemisphere ocean basins.

Tutorial participants can expect to hear lectures on all aspects of HWRF, including model physics and dynamics, nesting, initialization, coupling with the ocean, postprocessing, and vortex tracking. Additionally, enrichment lectures on HWRF's multistorm capability, TC verification, HWRF ensemble system, and NCEP's future plans for TC numerical weather prediction will be presented. Practical sessions will give tutorial participants hands-on experience in running HWRF.

Date: January 23-25, 2018 

Location: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD

Posted by Jessa Johnson at ext. 2751,

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Friday, December 22, 2017