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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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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.

GOES-R Weather Satellite to Launch in 2016

COMET's MetEd is offering a three-part GOES-R orientation course that covers the exciting advancements that will soon become available to many in the western hemisphere.
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Earth Day Celebrations Help Mark 20th Anniversary of The GLOBE Program

Earth Day 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of The GLOBE Program! Since its inception on Earth Day 1995, 114 countries have participated in The GLOBE Program.
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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 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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