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UCAR Community Programs

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.

New Video on Aircraft-based Observing System

COMET’s new MetEd video, “Introduction to Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR)” provides national meteorological services worldwide, airlines, and aviation organizations with information about the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) aircraft-based observing system.
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Cover of AMDAR video

New Multimedia Gallery

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) National Coordination Office—part of JOSS—has released an online gallery that includes graphics from the National Climate Assessment and other USGCRP reports.
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Hurricane Charley over Florida.

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 Soil Moisture Active Passion Mission (SMAP) Team Working with GLOBE Students

SMAP Mission Scheduled to Launch in January 2015

The SMAP team is looking for GLOBE Program students to take measurements after the satellite mission is launched.
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SMAP Satellite in space over the Earth.

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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Classroom with students working on computers.


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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.


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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