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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 had some time to kill in the area and figured I would check it out. I wasn't disappointed and was glad to learn about our environment and see some of the facts related to global warming. 
  • My family and I have been visiting NCAR for some years now. We enjoy the hike on the trails behind the main building and the exhibits on the latest in climate research. However, we have only recently ...  more »
  • I have visited NCAR several times, but each visit is different because of weather or other major occurrences that have occurred in the world or just our area. The exhibits help us understand wind and ...  more »