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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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  • I visited the Center with my wife and we we're both impressed with the detail and clear explanations of how these scientists are able to predict storms, our day-to-day weather and climate changes that...  more »
  • I made a point of visiting the NCAR at noon because that is the only time they offer a guided tour. You can take a self guided tour throughout the day, but I was interested in having a guide. Mark led...  more »
  • Neat building and exhibits. My 11-year-old was fascinated by the cloud machine. The interpretive trail is scenic and informative, too.  more »

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