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Staff Notes Monthly

For the people of NCAR, UCAR, and UOP Vol. 39, #11, Dec 2004 - Jan 2005

An eye on Washington

The Office of Government Affairs is spreading the word on Capitol Hill about the importance of funding for atmospheric research. But it’s facing a stiff headwind in the form of tight federal budgets.  More >

Government Affairs


ISSE reflections on the tsunami
On December 26, the word “tsunami” took on added meaning for people around the world as giant waves killed more than 250,000 people in Southeast Asia and East Africa. Scientists in ISSE have expertise in a handful of tsunami-related areas, and they share their thoughts on such issues as coastal development, coral reef damage, and better protecting residents from future disasters.  More >

Shu-Peng Ho

Random profile: Shu-Peng “Ben” Ho
Like many scientists, Ben is drawn to the field because of his inquisitive nature. “I’m that kind of person who always wants to know why, and because of that I try to find answers to questions about the physical world,” he says.  More >


Short Takes
Testing a system to keep winter roads safe, improving Antarctica forecasts, and other notable projects across the organization.   More >


NCAR to survey scientists, engineers
If you’re an NCAR scientist or engineer, you will probably be asked this month to fill out a survey about your professional collaborations.  More >



Construction is moving ahead on FL0, as shown in this picture by Staff Notes Monthly photographer Carlye Calvin. The new building will house ACD, and it will provide better space for chemistry labs than the existing Mesa Lab quarters. FL0 is expected to be finished by the end of this year.

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