March 19, 2009 | In early March, NCAR announced the selection of Denver-based H+L Architecture and California Data Center Design Group (CDCDG) to lead the design of the new supercomputing center in Cheyenne. Other engineering consultants on the team include RMH Group, Rumsey Engineers, and Martin/Martin.
Design for Cheyenne supercomputing center.
Iraqi scientists make landmark visit  "I voted last week": Traces of purple ink were still visible on the index fingers of Ali Sabeeh Dawood, Husam Hanna Habib, and Abdul Kareem Mohammad (left to right) when they visited Rick Anthes at the Fleischmann Building on 16 February.
February 27, 2009 | New courses from COMET will help professionals, students, and the public learn more about drought, tropical meteorology, environmental monitoring.
Drought-cracked soil.
February18, 2009 | The Community Climate System Model has received a 2009 Colorado Governor's Award for its research impact on climate science. Governor Bill Ritter presented the award to Peter Gent (ESSL/CGD) on behalf of the CCSM community during a reception at the Governor's Residence in Denver on February 17.
February 10, 2009 | The concept of harnessing the wind’s energy is hardly new—Egyptian vases from 3,500 B.C.E. depict ships under sail. Still, wind is among the most difficult weather variables to forecast. Topography, ground cover, temperature inversions, and foliage all affect its strength and direction.
February 10, 2009 | Last fall, Morris Weisman took a leave for three and a half months, trading his daily routine in ESSL/MMMM for the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). There, he taught a graduate-level course in atmospheric convection, served on the doctoral committees of two students, and collaborated with Albany faculty.Morris Weisman
February 10, 2009 | Ever wonder what happens to those orange rinds, coffee grounds, and napkins you toss in the compost bin at work? In January, about a half dozen staff found out during a visit to A1 Organics in Platteville. The company has been in the organic recycling business since 1974.
February10, 2009 | On January 8, staff had a chance to hear about plans for developing a new NCAR Strategic Plan and opportunities to participate in a process that will shape the organization’s future.
February 9, 2009 | Several GLOBE staff traveled to Geneva, Switzerland in late January for the Global Climate Change Research and Education Workshop, held at the offices of the World Meteorological Organization.
GLOBE student
January 15, 2009 | A pilot program in VSP to match postdoctoral climate scientists with local and regional decision makers is expanding for its second year by recruiting more fellows. The goal of the Climate Prediction Applications Postdoctoral Program (CPAPP) is to build a pool of scientists qualified to transfer advances in climate science and prediction into decision frameworks and tools, as well as to encourage collaboration between the climate community and agencies involved in climate-related decisions.


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