March 9, 2011 | The NCAR Diversity Committee, formed in 2008, is taking an active role in funding proposals that enhance diversity at UCAR/NCAR. During 2011, the committee is supporting a number of programs and projects. These include:
Two researchers working on instruments.
March 7, 2011 | Hundreds of guests will visit UCAR/NCAR in the coming weeks as the landscape greens and the institution’s education and outreach activities gear up.
People hiking behind the Mesa Lab.
March 1, 2011 | On February 25, UCAR president Rick Anthes announced in an all-staff email message that he would step down in December. “I have greatly enjoyed my time as UCAR president,” he said. “It has been amazing to witness and help support the achievements of our employees in research, facilities, and education. We have a first-class group of dedicated, talented staff.”
Rick Anthes sitting in an office with books behind him.
February 22, 2011 | Imagine that you’re about to send a foreign colleague a link to download a data set on which the two of you are collaborating. Or maybe your colleagues from abroad are visiting NCAR and you decide to gift them with a piece of research equipment. Although these exchanges sound innocuous, they are considered “exports” by the U.S. government and could possibly be subject to regulation.
February 17, 2011 | Local solar scientists will have a chance to meet and share research on instrumentation, observations, models, and more on March 18, when HAO hosts the sixth annual Boulder Solar Day in the CG1 auditorium.
A computer image of the solar corona.
February 11, 2011 | Construction of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is now more than 50% complete, with contractors currently working extensively inside the facility on the installation of complex mechanical and electrical systems and other construction tasks.
Construction taking place outside the new building.
February 2, 2011 | It's been a noticeably dry and gusty fall and winter thus far along the Front Range, with wildfires, wind storms, and wave clouds filling the skies. Meanwhile, early-season snowpack in Colorado’s mountains has measured well above average in many locations. The likely cause of this weather? La Niña, El Niño’s sister.
January 24, 2011 | A new study from NESL/CGD makes it hard to ever see a shattered drinking glass the same way. ASP postdoctoral researcher Jasper Kok has found clues to climate change in the way that glass and other brittle objects break.
January 24, 2011 | Researchers who use Google Earth, the virtual globe, map, and geographical information program, just got a boost from the company, which has granted UCAR/NCAR a number of free Google Earth Pro licenses for use by staff. The licenses are part of Google Earth Outreach, which supports nonprofit organizations on issues affecting local regions or the entire globe.
January 24, 2011 | Staff who fly the friendly skies can also now fly the open skies. Due to a recent change in federal regulations, UCAR can take advantage of “Open Skies” agreements that allow for travel using government funds on some foreign air carriers.
View of the clouds looking out the window of an airplane.


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