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In This Issue...


Here comes HIAPER
Getting on the wavelength(s) of water vapor

After a six-year gestation period, the newest NSF/NCAR community aircraft is almost ready for delivery. More>

New digs for atmospheric chemistry

About this time next year, staff in NCAR’s Atmospheric Chemistry Division (ACD) and their visitors from academia will be settling into brand-new, state-of-the-art chemistry labs. More>

Roger Wakimoto to lead NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory

Roger Wakimoto (University of California, Los Angeles) has been tapped to head NCAR’s new Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL). More>


Regular Features


President’s Corner - UCAR Office of programs: How can we help you?

In the early 1980s, the UCAR Board of Trustees directed UCAR management to expand its mission beyond that of operating NCAR to include additional projects requested by the UCAR community. More>


Governance Update - The October meetings and follow-up activities

Extensive discussions on the future of UCAR, NCAR, UOP, and the atmospheric and Earth sciences in general took place during a full week of meetings in Boulder from 11 to 15 October. More>


Web Watch - Have it your way on SCD’s new portal

MySCD Portal version 2.0, released in September, is a customizable browser interface and port of entry to NCAR computing resources. More>


Science Bit - A virtual tornado that kicks up debris

Adding debris to a numerical tornado model can enhance the twister’s damage potential even as it reduces its peak winds. More>


Science Bit - A mild center in the midst of U.S. warming?

According to output that blends global and regional climate models, the central U.S. Great Plains may warm far less than other parts of the continent by the 2040s. More>


UCAR Community Calendar

The UCAR Community Calendar provides an overview of activities sponsored or hosted by UCAR, NCAR, or UOP for researchers, other professionals, and students in the atmospheric and related sciences. More>