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Taking the Temperature of Planet Earth

A second phase of the COSMIC program is planned to do just that. COSMIC-2, which is a partnership between NOAA, the U.S. Air Force, and Taiwan, is divided into two separate launches of six satellites each. Together, the two launches will provide a total of 10 times the previous number of daily occultations.
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Expanding Access to NCAR's Digital Assets

An NCAR/UCP/UCAR team of software engineers, scientists, and curators is working to make research results and other digital assets publicly accessible in a unified way.
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Helping postdocs find their own path

'So much more than just the science'

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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

Please Touch the Glass

New touchscreen installed in Meas Lab Theater

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SOARS Fellowship Created in Honor of Anthes

A new fellowship for a young, promising student-scientist has been established in the name of former UCAR president Richard Anthes.
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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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