NSF director Neal Lane paid his first official visit to UCAR on 3 August in a tour that stopped at nearly every Boulder site. Captured during a break are (left to right) acting NSF program official Clifford Jacobs; UCAR president Richard Anthes; Lane; NCAR director Robert Serafin; Richard Greenfield, director of NSF's Atmospheric Sciences Division; and Warren Washington, director of NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division. NSF assistant director for geosciences Robert Corell (not pictured) also joined the group during the day-long visit. The day included briefings on NCARŐs climate, atmospheric chemistry, and solar physics programs, and stops at the NCAR Scientific Computing Division and UOP's UNAVCO (University NAVSTAR Consortium) and Unidata.
The visitors also met with students in the Summer Employment Program and with middle-school teachers participating in Project LEARN (Laboratory Experience in Atmospheric Research at NCAR). Following the discussions on education, they were briefed on the U.S. Weather Research Program and activities in the Research Applications Program. The last event of the long day was a visit to Jefferson County Airport for a tour of the newly acquired C-130 aircraft.