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Vol. 38 #9 October 2003

China has granted one of its highest awards to UCAR president Rick Anthes for his ongoing work with Chinese atmospheric scientists. More>


Random Profile: Scott Spuler

After a roller-coaster ride in which he earned his doctorate and then got caught in the high-tech bubble, Scott is enjoying the pace at ATD, where he helps design eye-safe lidar systems.. More>

ACD tracks aerosol production on the Irish coast

What do iodine, seaweed, and aerosols have in common? A team from NCAR is helping to find out how they related to each other, and perhaps to global change as well. More>

Battling cancer—with help from UCAR

High Altitude Observatory scientist Phil Judge used to pay a lot more attention to solar physics than to his benefits at UCAR. Then came the shattering news in February that he had cancer.” More>

Supporting homeland security

The Research Applications Group is working with the Department of Defense and other agencies on several antiterrorism initiatives. More>

Space plans take shape, but some details are still uncertain

Construction is scheduled to begin around the middle of next year on a new Foothills Lab building, as the organization moves ahead with its space plans. More>

Delphi Questions:

Training and employment procedures More>


Tom Wigley named AAAS fellow

CGD’s Tom Wigley has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his major contributions to climate and carbon-cycle modeling and to climate data analysis. More>

Shooters at the IT Corral

Overland Fire

Poster Project

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Just one look

Super Science Saturday at the Mesa Lab proved a fiery success on 25 October—especially with Jeff Weber (Unidata) and Janine Goldstein (JOSS) demonstrating why hydrogen is not as appealing as helium for balloons (see photo at right). The annual event drew over 2,600 people, including students, parents, and teachers. “It was a blast,” says EO’s Linda Carbone, who helped organize it. The event celebrated the centennial of flight, and highlights included live demonstrations to illustrate the evolution of flight, as well as a paper airplane flying contest. The day also featured a magical math show, face painting (as demonstrated by the two girls, lower right), and activity tables by NASA, the Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, University of Colorado Science Discovery/Fiske Planetarium, GLOBE/CloudSat, and the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Super Science Saturday 2003 was funded by Friends of UCAR, the Scientific and Cultural Facility District, and Seagate Technology, Inc.

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