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UCAR Named a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate

UCAR, which provides unique exhibits on weather and climate, has been accepted to join a leading group of national museum and cultural organizations as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The affiliation establishes a long-term collaborative partnership between the two institutions.
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Student works with Hurricane display.

Unidata Staff Head Back to the Classroom

Unidata staff recently visited Metropolitan State University of Denver – the recipient of one of Unidata’s 2014 Community Equipment Awards – to see how updates to the meteorology program’s servers are helping students access the most up-to-date forecasting and weather analysis software.
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Snowfall Measurement: A Flaky History

An unusual number of snowfalls in those top 10 lists have been within the last 20 years, even in cities that have records going back to the 1800s. Why is that? Could it be climate change? Are other factors involved?
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Taking snow measurements.

Boulder Team Wins International Water Prize

Groundbreaking work by a group of Boulder scientists has been recognized with one of the world’s most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources. 
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UCAR Boulder scientists, winners of award.

NASA Launches SMAP Observatory! GLOBE Students Begin Collecting Data

SMAP Observatory, launched January 31, is the first Earth Satellite to collect global observations on soil moisture. NASA scientists will be using “ground truth” measurements collected by GLOBE students.
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SMAP satellite launch.

Public-Private Partnership Enhances Digital Tools for Customized Science Education

E-Hub, a software platform (which is the result of four years of research headed by Tamara Sumner of DLS) enabling the creation of customizable curricula, gets a boost from an exclusive option agreement between EdTrex, CU, and UCAR.
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UCP PROGRAMS

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COMET is a world leader in training and education for environmental professionals.

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COSMIC develops innovative observational techniques and applications that use signals from Global Navigation Sarellite Systems (GNSS).

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Digital Learning Sciences is a partnership between the University of Colorado and UCAR that is dedicated to improving learning through the use of digital content and tools.

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The GLOBE program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program.

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The Joint Office for Science Suppport is a team of professional administrative and technical specialists that support the international science community in a wide variety of ways.

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UCAR Center for Science Education is the education and public outreach program, providing professional expertise and service to UCAR and NCAR scientists.

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Unidata's mission is to transform the geoscience research and education community by providing innovative data services and tools.

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The Visiting Scientist Programs supports effective fellowship, visitor and workshop programs that meet emerging training and research needs.

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About UCP

The UCAR Community Programs provide innovative resources, tools, and services in support of the research and education goals of the atmospheric and Earth system sciences community.

A major focus for UCP is making sure the science from NCAR and UCAR institutions are translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

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