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UCAR Quarterly

Volume 24 -- Winter 1998

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Correction: In the last issue of the UCAR Quarterly, the story " Motorized glider studies Colorado thermals" contained a reporting error. The experiment studied thermal waves, not thermals.

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  • Advocacy, public policy, and communication: In cooperation with other institutions, play a strong role in developing enhanced and more effective methods of communication among scientists, policymakers, and the public in order to foster the use of science in the service of humankind

  • Technology transfer: In conjunction with the UCAR Foundation, transfer appropriate UCAR technology to the public and private sectors

  • Research and operational partnerships: Strengthen the relationship between the operational and research communities in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

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