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In This Issue...


Examining the N factor

Climate models bring nitrogen into the mix. More>

A year of science

IPY, IHY to boost high-latitude, high-altitude research. More>

Population, climate, and our future

Endowed fellowship salutes a unique research partnership. More>

Blue Gene

Small but powerful

The experimental Blue Gene gives NCAR computing research a leg up. More>

Diana Josephson

New directors for SERE and ISSE

Diana Josephson and Linda Mearns take reins. More>


HIAPER: A long-awaited arrival

Years of working and waiting paid off on March 11, 2005 as the newest NSF/NCAR aircraft arrived at Jefferson County Airport southeast of Boulder. More>



Regular Features


President’s Corner - Earth exploration for science and society

How will human influence affect Earth's future, and how can Earth studies help us assess that influence? 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>