January 25, 2016 | The World Meteorological Organization is asking scientists and amateur sky watchers to spend some time with their heads, and cameras, in the clouds. Since 1939, the Geneva, Switzerland-based organization has published an International Cloud Atlas to help ensure uniform cloud classification standards and descriptions. But the atlas hasn’t been updated since 1987, and a lot in the world has changed since then – notably the advent of the Internet and digital imagery.
Altocumulus cloud image included in revised atlas.
January 19, 2016 | An NCAR/UCP/UCAR team of software engineers, scientists, and curators is working to make research results and other digital assets publicly accessible in a unified way. The digital assets include NCAR's vast store of knowledge about the atmospheric, solar, and Earth-related sciences in categories such as publications, models and tools, support software, images, and observations from satellites, airborne and ground-based radars, and other instruments.
Members of NCAR/UCAR digital asset management team.
December 18, 2015 |The winter holidays are a great time to bring guests to see the exhibits at the Mesa Lab. While you’re there, check out the new touchscreen in the first floor theater. Not only is it more energy efficient, the new technology has a much sharper and crisper image than the old screen, projector, and DVD system installed almost two decades ago.
December 14, 2015 | Many UCAR staff members and their families turned out for the annual EAC all-staff holiday party and awards presentation on Friday, December 11. Staff enjoyed a great meal, music, awards, and time to connect with colleagues.
December 11, 2015 | Vanda Grubišić has become the first atmospheric scientist and the first woman to receive one of the top science honors in her birth country of Croatia – the Spiridion Brusina Medal.  "It's nice to be recognized by my Croatian colleagues," said the NCAR senior scientist, who directs NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL). She received the medal from the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences at a ceremony in Zagreb, Croatia, at the end of November.
NCAR Scientist Vanda Grubišić receives a top science award in Croatia.
December 2, 2015| Listed below are the UCAR 2015 Outstanding Accomplishment Award Nominations. Please note that if only one nomination was received in a particular category, that single nomination will not be included below. Winners will be announced on December 11 at the 2015 Outstanding Accomplishment Awards and Holiday Celebration in the Center Green auditorium.
Blue grass band plays at holiday party
November 20, 2015 | David Atlas, an eminent radar meteorologist who invigorated NCAR’s program in the 1970s, died on Nov. 10 at the age of 91 in New Jersey.
Portrait of David Atlas
November 17, 2015 | It was love at first sight. When Pavel Romashkin traveled to Chile this year for a field project, he met and fell for a street dog. In fact, Romashkin became so enamored with the stray pup that he decided to adopt her and bring her back to his home in Colorado. Romashkin shared this account of his first encounter with a dog named Chiflada with Staff News:
Pavel Romashkin
November 11, 2015 | A new fellowship for a young, promising student-scientist has been established in the name of former UCAR president Richard Anthes. The Richard A. Anthes COSMIC Fellowship for SOARS was created by Ying-Hwa "Bill" Kuo, director of the COSMIC Program (Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate).
2015 Soars protégés
November 5, 2015 | Seven NCAR scientists have been elected Fellows of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for making outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences or related fields for a substantial period of time. "Such recognition highlights the invaluable research contributions by these scientists,” said NCAR Director James Hurrell. “Their work is leading to new understanding of some of the most pressing problems in Sun-Earth system science, which is helping to make our society more resilient.” 
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