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Grand Opening of New National Water Center in Tuscaloosa

The ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the new National Water Center (NWC) took place on May 26, 2015. The NWC, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the country’s first facility dedicated to water forecasts, research, and collaboration across federal water science and management agencies.
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NWC Grand Opening Ceremony

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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3D Printers Promise Affordable Weather Stations for the Developing World

Weather stations are critical to making accurate regional forecasts and understanding a changing climate. In parts of the developing world, working weather stations are few and far between. A 3D printer, some off-the-shelf sensors, and a cheap, credit card-sized computer may help solve this problem.
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Weather Stations

Scientists Simulate Gravity Waves Propagating Toward Space

Thanks to a model simulation created using a high-resolution version of the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM), scientists have found a way to "watch" the propagation of gravity waves toward space—and the view is captivating.
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Gravity wave simulation

GLOBE International Scientist Network Doubles in Size

The GLOBE International Scientist Network (GISN) has nearly doubled in the past year! The GISN is an international network of scientists who work with GLOBE students around the world.
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GISN in the field

GPS Station Debuts in Cuba

A collaborative five-year project of UCAR and UNAVCO to establish a network of Global Positioning System and surface meteorology instrumentation (known as GPS/MET) marks a historic milestone with the installation of a GPS receiver in Camaguey, Cuba.
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Celebrating the GPS station in Camaguey, Cuba.


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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 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.


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 is translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

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