UCAR Highlights

UCAR Highlights, an overview of NCAR and UCAR research, technology, and education activities, was published every two or more years through 2010 by Communications. For more information or to obtain print copies, contact Yvonne Mondragon.

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Photograph of front cover of UCAR at 50

UCAR at 50 (Highlights 2010)

The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
Reflections from Our Community



Cover of UCAR Highlights 2007

Highlights 2007
| Who We Are | UCAR at a Glance | Credits

A Community of Peers
Winds of Change
Transformative Tools



Cover of UCAR Highlights 2005

Highlights 2005
| Who We Are | UCAR Goals | UCAR at a Glance

Winter's Wallop Clear and Bright
Minute by Minute
Prognosticators at Work
Sharing Our World's Air
The Century after Tomorrow


Cover of UCAR Highlights 2002

Highlights 2002
Introduction | Who We Are | UCAR Goals

Wildfires and people: Living with a force of nature
Planet finding: Detecting the atmosphere of a faraway world
A deluge we can't see: Water vapor's hide-and-seek journey
The edge of weather: Charting the boundary between atmospheric zones
A new kind of library: Digital resources about the Earth system
Down-to-earth models: Bringing ground cover into climate simulations
Fine-scale help with foul weather: A tool for all seasons and region



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UCAR at 40 (Highlights 2000)
Introduction | Who We Are

One Planet, One Atmosphere
Between Sun and Earth
Measuring and Modeling
When Weather Matters Most
Spreading the Word
Knowledge for All
Looking Toward the Future: The Next 40 Years


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Highlights 1998

The Eleven-Year Switch
Particles of Doubt
A World of Cycles
A More Perfect Science
The Art of Counting Raindrops
A Turbulent Situation
Wired for Weather


Visualization in different colorsHighlights 1996

What do you do with a tornado once you've chased it down?
How can engineering students and professional instrument makers learn from each other?
What's one important step in building a brand-new airport?
What do you do with a satellite navigation signal that's made noisy by temperature and moisture?
How do you simulate 100 years of climate inside a computer?
Why are some of the world's top physicists studying solar variability?


Photograph of a large balloon against sunriseUCAR at 25 (1960–1985)

The Grand Experiment: A Close and Productive Partnership
A Cathedral for Science
Storms: Analyzing and Predicting Mesoscale Weather
Tools of the Trade
Atmospheric Chemistry: New Insights Define Current Research
Balloons: The Oldest Tool
Sun and Earth: Studying A Run-of-the-Mill Star
Teleconnections and Two-Week Forecasts: Observing and Modeling the Global Atmosphere
State-of-the-Art Supercomputing
Global Change and Other Challenges: A Grander Experiment?


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