Staff News

Cathy Clark
Cathy Clark works as staff manager for JOSS. She assigns and monitors work that comes in from funders—NOAA and NSF. She supervises seven administrative assistants and event planners, takes care of issues that come up ,and answers questions for staff so they can get back to the funders.

More than three million people around the world fly on commercial aircraft every day.

Maura Hagan

Summer in Boulder speaks to me in cool mornings and hot afternoons, in the buzz of riders on the bike paths and hummingbirds and bees in my garden, and in the influx of faces, some new and many familiar, that I see in the hallways, meeting rooms,

A traveling photography exhibit currently at the Mesa Lab, “Three Degrees—An Exploration of Climate Change and Human Rights,” seeks to examine climate change as a humanitarian issue.


Our nearest star, the Sun, has been awfully quiet lately. In fact, no living scientist has seen it behave this way.

On June 24, 243 UCAR/NCAR staff showed up for work via alternative transportation, collectively commuting 4,188 miles. Many did so without the help of the internal combustion engine, although they did benefit from a good breakfast.

In June, NASA renewed its cooperative agreement with GLOBE through February 2014. The new award begins in September. “We are very excited about GLOBE’s future and our renewed partnership with NASA,” says GLOBE director Ed Geary.

UCAR/NCAR has acquired some new digs—located conveniently across the street from FL4.

Guy Brasseur will step down from his position as ESSL director and NCAR associate director on June 30. Greg Holland, head of ESSL/MMM, will serve as acting ESSL director beginning July 1.

Update, June 2013: Follow news from the SunRise II project on NCAR's High Altitude Observatory website.