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June 2, 2016
 Kenyan farmerScientists have successfully installed the first wave of low-cost weather stations in Zambia with 3D-printed parts.
May 31, 2016
An image of an Amazon Web Services data center.UCAR has partnered with Amazon to provide weather data in the cloud.
May 26, 2016
 Computer simulation of Hurricane SandyThe NSF initiative will foster collaborations among geoscientists.
May 11, 2016
Artists rendering of new NCAR climate exhibitThe Boulder exhibits provide the public with an engaging and scientifically accurate forum to learn about climate.
May 4, 2016
 Shifting weather odds interactive displayNew ML exhibit highlights Earth's climate system, societal strategies
April 20, 2016
Dan Burge (UCAR VSP)Citizen, soldier
March 15, 2016
NSF postdocs who attended career development workshop in Boulder'So much more than just the science'
March 8, 2016
An artist's rendering of the COSMIC satellites in spaceA constellation of six small satellites has made outsized contributions to our ability to forecast severe weather events, track climate change, and understand space weather.
January 14, 2016
Members of NCAR/UCAR digital asset management team.Unified open data system in the works
January 7, 2016
Map of surface temperature departures from average in 2014COSMIC satellites have provided a reliable thermometer in the sky.
December 17, 2015
New touchscreen installed in Mesa Lab Theater
November 11, 2015
2015 Soars protégésFormer UCAR president started student mentoring program
October 28, 2015
 young girl participating in a science experimentThis free annual science event includes demonstrations, activities, experiments, and more.
October 23, 2015
scientific visualization shows Hurricane PatriciaNew visualization shows Hurricane Patricia and its connections to other atmospheric events.
September 11, 2015
COSMIC-2Equipment passes inspection, ships to Australia
July 22, 2015
3D printing technology is being tested to produce weather stationsUCAR is using advanced technology to create inexpensive weather stations for developing nations.
April 28, 2015
 still from high-resolution simulation of north-south winds about 60 miles above EarthFor the first time, an NCAR-led team of scientists have found a way to simulate the propagation of gravity waves toward space. The resulting visualization is mesmerizing to watch.
April 22, 2015
Students in the GLOBE program test water salinity at a tide pool off the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.The international program has generated more than 100 million environmental measurements collected by students around the world,"
March 16, 2015
Lana KimayevaUCP’s Director of Business and Operations
March 4, 2015
COCONet mapAnthes, Braun help celebrate COCONet milestone
February 23, 2015
 Photo of EISCAT Svalbard incoherent scatter radarA range of observing and modeling tools is helping researchers at NCAR and elsewhere discern previously unmapped links between weather events in various layers of the atmosphere, with implications for aviation, GPS, and other technology society relies on.
January 28, 2015
 cars buried under lots of snowMany storms from the 1980s or earlier would probably appear in the record as bigger storms if the observers had used currently accepted methodology.
January 21, 2015
 Kids experiment with cloud exhibitThe affiliation establishes a long-term collaboration between UCAR's science education center and the Smithsonian.
November 14, 2014
The urge to transform higher education through online technology is making its way into atmospheric science. Benefits as well as pitfalls came to light as faculty on the front lines of experimentation shared notes in a UCAR-hosted forum last month.
October 29, 2014
Participants in Super Science SaturdayThe popular day of science and family fun at NCAR's Mesa Lab focuses this year on how we measure the weather.
October 28, 2014
GPS sensor installed on Niwot Ridge, CO, to measure snow depthThe scientists who developed an innovative way to use GPS technology for moisture measurements have won one of the world's most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources.
October 28, 2014
 Students using laptops in classroom at University Laboratory High School in Urbana, ILA software platform enabling on-demand creation of customizable curricula using curated open education resources will get a development boost from a new agreement between EdTrex, the University of Colorado, and UCAR.
August 20, 2014
Cyclone Gonu on NASA/MODIS satellite, 6/4/07A case study indicates that the COSMIC microsatellite system can significantly improve predictions of tropical cyclones by using GPS radio occultation to observe remote regions of the atmosphere.
May 21, 2014
JOSS’s Brian Duggan, Steve Aulenbach, and Karyn Sawyer at White House for U.S. National Climate Assessment launch on May 6, 2014NCAR scientists, UCAR specialists help make it happen
May 7, 2014
Flash flooding on Boulder's Bear Creek during record rainfall, 9/12/13Two one-hour webinars on May 20 and 21 will feature nationally recognized hydrometeorologist Matt Kelsch on the science behind flash flooding, including the conditions that lead to extreme rainfall and what happens to all that rain after it falls.
April 28, 2014
John RistveyMeet John Ristvey, new director of the UCAR Center for Science Education
April 17, 2014
 This 3-D depiction of the flow in and around 2008's Hurricane Gustav was created using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer.UCAR's Unidata program, which provides unique support to researchers and students worldwide, will expand its services over the next five years.
April 8, 2014
 Lisa Gardiner (UCP/Spark) with Shared Skies exhibitCatching up with Lisa Gardiner
March 28, 2014
Kristin Mooney (NCAR) and Mellissa Burt (Colorado State University) at the GEO REU workshop.UCAR hosts workshop for leaders of undergraduate research programs
January 24, 2014
 Group photo of meeting at Hong Kong Meteorological SocietyA recent conference marked the 25th anniversary of a crucial international meeting, organized with support from UCAR, that brought together atmospheric sciences from Taiwan and mainland China for the first time in decades.
December 19, 2013
Teacher, student, and computerA program looks ahead as two leaders retire
October 15, 2013
The public is invited for a day of science and Halloween fun at this year's event on October 26 at NCAR's Mesa Lab.
June 7, 2013
 John Orlando gives SOARS protege tour of chemistry labNew programs connect young arrivals
April 15, 2013
The main source of online weather training for meteorologists, emergency managers, and others is seeking donations to try to stay in business.
April 12, 2013
Emily CoBabe Ammann is the new director of UCAR Community ProgramsEmily CoBabe-Ammann, an experienced manager and strategist in science and education programs, is the new director of UCAR Community Programs effective April 15.
January 31, 2013
Tim SpanglerCOMET’s Tim Spangler logs off after two decades
October 10, 2012
Display of anemometers as part of NCAR's new "Watching the Weather" exhibitA new exhibit at NCAR's Mesa Laboratory will convey the power of thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more to tens of thousands of visitors each year.
October 7, 2012
AMS logoAwards for mentorship, service, science
September 25, 2012
Tony MurphyA nationally recognized innovator in teacher training and science education has been chosen as the new director of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, which is headquartered at UCAR.
September 19, 2012
Lightning and tornado exhibits in new ML weather galleryNew ML exhibit surrounds visitors with science
May 31, 2012
UCAR MagazineA multisatellite observing system that was only a gleam in researchers’ eyes in the 1990s is now a key tool for monitoring Earth’s atmosphere. An ambitious follow-up project could yield up to ten times the data gathered by the current satellites.
May 18, 2012
Two forecasters at the National Weather Service test-drive a graphics system.University students and faculty soon will have the chance to peer at day-to-day weather through the same lens used by National Weather Service meteorologists. A new version of the NWS’s workhorse graphics software will reach campuses through UCAR’s Unidata program.
February 8, 2012
UCAR MagazineParadata—information on how people access and share information through social media—could play a big role in assessing the usefulness of educational resources in the university setting, according to Susan Van Gundy.
February 6, 2012
UCAR MagazineExperts from a variety of disciplines are joining forces to improve how severe-weather warnings are crafted and communicated. The "Weather-Ready Nation" initiative comes on the heels of a year packed with U.S. weather disasters.
August 30, 2011
March 9, 2011
NCAR | UCARCOSMIC hits a milestone, looks ahead
October 12, 2010
Experience hands-on science and Halloween fun at NCAR on Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event is a family favorite.
September 29, 2010
Map of U.S. coast (cropped) showing areas of sea level changeScientists, policymakers, and regional leaders presented the National Climate Adaptation Summit Report to President Obama's science and technology advisor, John Holdren.
May 26, 2010
Scientist works on observing instrument with aircraft behind himThree locations in Boulder, Broomfield, will showcase lab tours, aircraft, scientific tools large and small, and conversations with staff.
April 19, 2010
Plum blossums opening on a branchStudents, gardeners, retirees, and other volunteers taking part in a nationwide initiative, Project BudBurst, are finding hints that certain plants are blooming unusually early.
December 10, 2009
A collaboration of scientists that includes UCAR's John Braun is pioneering a new technique for using GPS satellite signals to measure snow depth as well as soil and vegetation moisture.
November 6, 2009
How do people and organizations respond to extreme weather events—in particular, flash floods? Flash floods are already on average the leading cause of weather-related fatalities in the United States and second most common worldwide.
October 26, 2009
Two menA sterling group toasts the program’s silver anniversary
October 15, 2009
Boy looking at science exhibitStudents, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun at Super Science Saturday on October 24 at NCAR.
March 19, 2009
Photograph of ping Tulip in the snowVolunteers across the country are welcoming spring by taking part in a nationwide initiative, known as Project BudBurst, to track climate change by recording the timing of flowers and foliage.
December 4, 2008
A new UCAR COMET Program course, Weather and Health, will help meteorologists and others broaden their understanding of the impacts of weather and climate on public health.
October 16, 2008
Photograph of a boy wearing black, high-tech goglesKids and parents can enjoy hands-on fun while learning about energy at Super Science Saturday this month at NCAR.
October 15, 2008
A map of North AmericaSchoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet.
September 24, 2008
People working at computersModules, courses help train scientists around the world
June 5, 2008
Photograph of students standing in a hole, collecting soil samplesStudent scientists from the United States and around the world are converging in South Africa this month in what is likely to be one of the largest-ever international gatherings of teenage researchers.
February 14, 2008
Photograph of yellow flowere, close-up, green backgroundA nationwide initiative starting tomorrow will enable volunteers to track climate change by observing the timing of flowers and foliage.
January 9, 2008
Karon KellyThe nation's most extensive collection of digital learning resources for geoscience education is now based at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).


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