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For the people of NCAR, UCAR, and UOP Vol. 40, #10, November 2005

The December 16 all-staff party at CG1, continued the tradition of ringing in the holidays while recognizing the outstanding work of employees. 

This year's awards featured 14 nominations, comprising a record 127 individuals, including many university collaborators.   More >



Offsite but not unseen:
UCAR's non-Boulder staffers stay in touch

UCAR has about 100 staffers in offices outside Colorado. Spread across 17 states and the District of Columbia, some of them have never even set foot in Boulder.  More >


A TWERLE reunion
Four members of a balloon launching team for NCAR's Tropical Wind Energy Conversion and Reference Level Experiment (TWERLE) recently held a reunion in Boulder to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the field program.  More >

Brian Bush

Predicting hurricane damage
What if government officials and utility crews could anticipate the specific damage before a storm hits, thereby decreasing response time?

Brian Bush, a visiting scientist in RAL and CISL, is researching ways to make this possible.   More >

Lisa Gardiner

Atmospheric science books for all ages
Three books published by staffers in 2005 show how talented authors can bring atmospheric science to life for everyone from schoolchildren to graduate students to professional scientists.  More >

Dave Lawrence

CGD research shows that permafrost may thaw in this century
New research indicates that global warming may decimate the top 10 feet (3 meters) or more of perennially frozen soil across the Northern Hemisphere.  More >

Colleen Nunn

New CG library
The new Center Green library has been a hub of activity lately, as scientists search for articles and visitors survey the library's meeting facilities.    More>


Santa and Leila

Santa Claus (not to be confused with HR's Bob Roesch) consults with 1-year-old Leila Petty, daughter of RAL's Kevin Petty. Leila was among the hundreds of adults and children who enjoyed the annual Children's Holiday Party in Foothills Cafeteria on December 10. The event featured ornament painting and other arts and crafts projects for the kids, as well as dreidel games, holiday snacks, and photos with Santa.