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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, Boulder
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The US National Center for Atmospheric Research is a US federally funded research and development center managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and funded by the National Science Foundation . The current director is James Hurrell. NCAR has multiple facilities, including the I. M. Pei-designed Mesa Laboratory headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Studies include meteorology, climate science, atmospheric chemistry, solar-terrestrial interactions, environmental and societal impacts.Tools and technologiesNCAR provides a broad array of tools and technologies to the scientific community for studying Earth’s atmosphere, including, Specialized instruments to measure atmospheric processes Research aircraft High-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure, including supercomputers Mauna Loa Solar Observatory Cooperative field campaigns Atmospheric models of weather, chemical, solar, and climate processes, including cooperatively developed models such as: Community Climate System Model (CCSM) Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) Data sets, data services, and other resources
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  • We went to the museum inside that had a variety of weather displays. Worth going to especially if you have kids. The view from the outside in the back of NCAR are really nice can be revisited at different times of the day to see how the sun and shadow affect the view. Behind are the Flatirons and NCAR in front is a view towards Denver. Definitely go there there visit to Boulder.
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  • Boulder is just so very remarkably forturnate to house these stunning houses of research into our very planet and the fabric of interdependent life. NCAR will show you some of this with terrific visua...  more »
  • The photography and the exhibits are wonderful, fantastic, even. Adults, kids ... a must see for everyone. Up in the front range foothills, the outside view is unforgettable. Bring your camera