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staff notes monthly
Vol. 38 #9 October 2003

NCAR scientists and engineers, working with colleagues in Germany and Spain, are moving ahead with plans to build a powerful solar telescope that will be carried high up in the atmosphere by a balloon. More>


Tom Windham soars to Washington

SOARS director Tom Windham leaves this month for a newly created position at NSF. DLESE's Raj Pandya will take his place. More>

Random Profile: Mark Tschudi

A project scientist in ATD, Mark is helping to conduct research from California to the Arctic. More>

CG auditorium draws large crowds

When Susan Friberg organized the annual UCAR members meeting last year, she was thrilled to hold it in the Center Green 1 auditorium. More>

Staffers organize women's self-protection class

In what may be the first of several such events, more than 30 women staffers gathered recently at the Fleischman Building for an Introduction to Women's Self-Protection class. More>

Staffers win AMS awards

The American Meteorological Society selected Rich Rotunno (MMM), Peggy LeMone (MMM), and Andrew Gettelman (ACD) as 2004 award recipients. COMET also won an award. More>

Short Takes

Development of a customized analysis system in the United Arab Emirates; research into reactive nitrogen chemicals at higher levels of the atmosphere; and other notable projects around the organization. More>

New insights into solar output

CGD's Caspar Ammann has found that changes in the Sun's output over the past millennium may be lower than previously thought. More>

Honoring veteran staffers

A reception recognizes staffers who came here as early as 1962. More>

Just one look

A room with a view? Heidi Adams (Food Services) says she missed looking through windows after construction workers put up a temporary wall to block dust from an ongoing project. So she painted her own window, complete with Sun, clouds, and curtains. “They can’t take away my views,” she jokes. The refurbishment, which will take several months, will create a new dishwashing room, expand the working space for the cafeteria staff, and improve traffic flow for those entering and leaving the cafeteria. By that time, Heidi will be gone: she’s accepted an administrative job with a construction company—and, yes, her new office will have a window.

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