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In This Issue...


An enterprising move

Public, private, academic sectors gather around the weather table. More>

The view from one academic

ELDORA cross-section

Busy times in the tropics

Hurricanes keep coastal residents—and NCAR—hopping. More>

One for the record books



NCAR's supercomputing capacity doubles with the introduction of bluevista. More>

A giant step down the road to multiscale modeling

Flooded School

Hurricane-stressed teachers get digital help from NSDL and DLESE

Both UOP programs are offering free online professional development workshops to teachers left in the wake of Katrina. More>

Jeffco Hangar

Governance Update: The October meetings

More than 100 faculty at this year's meeting of UCAR members and affiliates took an extra-close look at UCAR, NCAR, and UOP. More>



Regular Features


President’s Corner

Hurricane Katrina: An act of God? More>

Hurricanes and global warming


Web Watch

Study the impacts of changing climate with GIS

The perfect media storm reflected in press clips


Science Bit

Arctic sea ice continues decline as air temperatures rise

Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source


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>