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May 1, 2018
 NEXRAD data visualizationMeteorologists and other users accessed more than twice as much U.S. weather radar data after NOAA partnered with Amazon and UCAR to make the data available in the cloud.
October 31, 2017
 balloon launchThe theme of this year's annual event is wild weather.
August 25, 2017
 satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)The scientists are observing the potentially deadly storm and testing high-resolution computer models.
July 25, 2017
 Protege Jeremiah Piersante with Professor Deanna HenceSOARS is working with alumni at universities to develop year-round satellite programs that will help additional undergraduates.
June 8, 2017
 students pose in front of research aircraftNew research shows the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop can help students find their way into an atmospheric science career.
May 9, 2017
ASMET teamFor two decades now, the African Satellite Meteorology Education & Training Project, or ASMET, co-managed by UCAR, has helped fill the gaps by providing training to African forecasters on how to use satellite data to improve weather forecasts.
April 24, 2017
Smog over BoulderNCAR is marking Air Quality Awareness Week with a family-friendly open house at its Mesa Lab in southwest Boulder from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.
March 6, 2017
 view of Earth and moon by GOES-16UCAR and NCAR will play central roles in distributing the stunning new data from the revolutionary GOES-16 satellite.
March 2, 2017
 illustration from Elementary Globe storybookSchool children go to Greenland and the Maldives to study climate in the latest addition to this illustrated series.
December 9, 2016
AGU Poster HallScientists with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) will make dozens of presentations at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) during the week of December 12–16.
November 30, 2016
A 3D-printed weather stationScientists are partnering with Kenyan schools to bring critically needed weather observations to the country.
October 28, 2016
Children looking at light at Super Science Saturday in 2015.Come learn about our changing climate at this annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab in south Boulder.
October 13, 2016
 AMS logoNCAR and UCAR scientists win recognition for landmark research that advances our understanding of the atmosphere and Earth system.
July 7, 2016
The SOARS program has been boosting diversity in Earth system science for two decades.
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 by creating a common infrastructure for researchers to collect, access, analyze, share, and visualize all forms of data and related resources.
May 11, 2016
Artist's rendering of new NCAR climate exhibitThe Boulder exhibits provide the public with an engaging and scientifically accurate forum to learn about climate.
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 7, 2016
Map of surface temperature departures from average in 2014COSMIC satellites have provided a reliable thermometer in the sky.
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.
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,"
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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