Staff News


During the week of June 15–18, more than 70 upper-atmosphere researchers looked back—and up—at the history and current state of research on climate change in the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere.


NCAR’s pinprick of a foothold on the planet, Boulder, experienced a cool and snowy spring, but elsewhere on Earth, the mercury has been startlingly and consistently high during the first half of 2010.

Scott Landolt
Scott Landolt started working at NCAR as a student assistant in 1996, while studying meteorology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He’s now an associate scientist who wears many hats, working on everything from winter weather to cloud seeding to managing the Marshall Field Site, while still finding time to chase storms each spring.

It wouldn't be summer without new faces in the hallways and cafeterias.


When Synte Peacock (NESL/CGD) helped design a computer modeling study to simulate the movement of oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she thought reporters might be interested.

Donna Charlevoix

I hate to admit this, but when I first learned of the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), I was not certain exactly what it was.

In late July, Logistics Operations bid farewell to the Mesa Lab and moved into new digs at Center Green 3.

For current information about construction on the Mesa Lab road through late October, visit Building Maintenance and Closures.

The organization's golden anniversary hit a high point this month with two major gatherings: an in-house party and a public open house.

The institution throws open its doors

Staff across UCAR/NCAR are in the process of sorting through boxes and boxes of records—some that haven’t been opened in years—held in the organization’s symbolic attic: Iron Mountain, a storage facility located in Denver.