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In This Issue...


Going to extremes

A new modeling and statistical tools throw light on the murky realm of weather extremes and climate change. More>

Up close with Caribbean cumulus

Cool heads prevail in warm-rain study that brings more downpours than expected. More>

Face time across the miles

Virtual meetings come of age with Access Grid, improved webcasts. More>


A sabbatical at the foundation

Mid-career rotations at NSF open eyes, recharge batteries. More>

Doug Nychka

New division directors at NCAR

Doug Nychka and Greg Holland take reins. More>


Slick roads meet their match

NCAR tests new winter safety system near Denver. More>


Regular Features


President’s Corner - India in 2005 and the legacy of MONEX

A key question affecting the future of India will be how the monsoons change as climate changes. More>


Science Bit - Liquid at work on Saturn’s largest moon

A joint U.S.-European mission to Saturn has delivered striking images   of the planet's largest moon, Titan. 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>