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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, Boulder

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • Talk about learning about science and the way the earth works this place is rocking it very close to Table Mesa Boulder you should definitely check it out it's very informative great for young kids gr...  read more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed walking through the hands-on exhibits and walking a short trail behind the building, which gives great views from the mesa, including the Flatirons. Great free stop if you are...  read more »
  • On our last day in Boulder, we visited the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The Visitor Center at the Mesa Laboratory is open to the public daily at no charge. They offer guided tou...  read more »
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