UCAR at 50

The 50th anniversary report of UCAR and NCAR

Research, education, and service - September 2010Download PDF Version

| Introduction |

The 1960s
A center is born
Eyes on the corona
Atmosphere in a box: NCAR's first GCM
Borne on a balloon


Cray-1 computerThe 1970s
Putting weather modification to the test
The Cray-1: Not your ordinary supercomputer
GATE: Fieldwork goes international
What makes a tornado?


The 1980s
Ozone and the lack of it
Forward into the past
Unmasking a meteorological villain
Data served here


The 1990s
The GPS revolution
The quest to understand turbulence
A system called Earth
Into the fold


Solar superprominenceThe 2000s
The Sun in full
Climate change where we live
Predicting the world's weather
Virtually there

| Reflections from Our Community |

| Member Universities | Academic Affiliates | International Affiliates

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More about our history

UCAR & NCAR – Our History

50th Anniversary Commemoration Activities

NCAR & UCAR 50th Anniversary Website

  Video interviews with university faculty and other UCAR community members
  50th anniversary photo history timeline

Scientiest giving a weather briefing, 1965
1965 NCAR weather briefing


Time Capsule (2010, for 2035 opening)

  Exhibits page for time capsule (NCAR & UCAR Archives)

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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.