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For the people of NCAR, UCAR, and UOP Vol. 40, #3, March 2005

Scientists to study air pollution near Mexico City

Dozens of NCAR researchers will head to Mexico next year to scrutinize the polluted air that drifts downwind from the capital.  More >

Mexico City

Spring Fling

The Urban Century?
While the majority of the world’s urban population used to live in Europe and North America, today the most explosive growth is occurring in developing nations, particularly in Asia.   More >


ACD staffer volunteers in Thailand after tsunami
David Knapp helped finish a residential dwelling that two Thai families displaced by the tsunami will soon call home.  More >


GLOBE students in Thailand monitor tsunami recovery
As coastal areas in Southeast Asia begin to recover from last December’s devastating tsunami, GLOBE is launching three field projects along the Andaman coast of Thailand that will make use of students in affected areas.  More >

Alain Caya

Random Profile: Alain Caya
Alain, a project scientist in IMAGe, says, "I think I'm addicted to data assimilation."   More>

Bin and Harriss

U.S. emissions: The full story
By importing products from other nations, the United States is contributing to overseas emissions of carbon dioxide.   More>


Delphi questions
FL0 construction issues.    More>


Another SOARS summer is underway, and protégés are learning about leadership and teamwork. Casey Thornbrugh (left) and Amber Reynolds, both returning protégés, examine Global Positioning System instruments as they guide a blindfolded Luna Rodriguez. The June 1 exercise at Chautauqua Park emphasized techniques for communicating with members of a team. "It was a good trust-building exercise," says Amber, who took a turn being blindfolded and guided around the park. This year's 10-week summer program has 21 protégés and runs through August, when protégés will present their research findings at a colloquium. SOARS (which stands for Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) is a summer research and mentoring program that seeks to broaden participation in the geosciences by working with undergraduate and graduate students from historically underrepresented and minority groups.

Learn more about the SOARS program.