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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  • September 22, 2017
    Interesting displays and a lot of hands-on exhibits to appeal to all ages. We visited at a time when hurricanes were menacing the east coast where we live, so we were able to learn more about what was...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    During a recent trip to Colorado, a friend took me to NCAR which sits at the foothills of the Flat iron mountains with a commanding view of Boulder and the surrounding front range area. Housed in an i...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Came here on a Friday afternoon to check out this educational center while in the are with some time to spare. First thing we noticed was that there were plenty of employees near the entrance but no o...  more »

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