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

A global view

For five years, the satellite-borne Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument has provided unprecedented views of pollution plumes drifting around the planet. Now NASA is extending its funding.  More >


Senior Scientists

Six new senior scientists named
Six new senior scientists have been appointed by the UCAR Board of Trustees. Senior scientists provide the institution with long-term scientific leadership.   More >


SOARS marks 10th anniversary
Over the last decade, SOARS has aimed to broaden participation in the geosciences by recruiting promising undergraduate students from historically underrepresented and minority groups. Now the program may be expanded and more strongly connected with UCAR universities.  More >


Engaging science students
New DLESE instructional plans, known as Teaching Boxes, use innovative approaches to science classes. The plans will be made available to teachers across the country.  More >


New SERE center emphasizes climate education
Recognizing the importance of incorporating climate and weather into undergraduate classes, NCAR has named Mickey Glantz the director of the newly created Center for Capacity Building.   More>

John and Judy

Fellowship honors a unique research partnership
NCAR has established a permanently endowed postdoctoral position, the John W. Firor and Judith E. Jacobsen Postdoctoral Fellow, to stimulate research at the intersection of climate science and population theory.  More>


Pedaling for a cause
For the seventh consecutive year, Team UCAR participated in the MS150, an annual fundraiser bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  More >

HAO moves

HAO moves to CG1
Has anyone seen my pencil?    More>


Boulder tree carver Lueb Popoff uses a chain saw in July to shape a golden eagle on the remnant of a ponderosa pine on the mesa. The idea for transforming the dead tree into a piece of art came from staffers who wanted to create something beautiful as a tribute to the landmark ponderosa pine, which had been known as Old Jake. Planting another tree at the same site wouldn’t have been feasible because of the proximity to ice melt chemicals from the walkway. “We wanted to keep something from the tree and also reflect wildlife in the area,” says CGD’s Jerry Meehl, one of the staffers who discussed the idea of a carving with Physical Plant Services. Adds Lueb: “There’s a lot of gratification to me to give a tree a second life and give people something to enjoy, at least for a while.” The carving should last for about 15 years in Colorado’s climate.

For more about the tree.