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Ice crystals on thistle shot early one morning at Saw Hill Ponds. (Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

Staff Notes Monthly

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

UCAR/NCAR researchers participate in international effort to study Earth’s polar regions.   More >


pasque flower

Project BudBurst to debut
In a new campaign managed by EO, citizen-scientists head outdoors to observe the signs of spring and gather data related to climate change. More >

GLOBE at Night


Short Takes
NCAR to partner with World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean; A new tool for emergency helicopter pilots; Mapping the structure of Sun-like stars; UCAR offers more Web resources en español.  More >

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Denise Stephenson Hawk joins SERE
As the newest associate director of NCAR, Denise Stephenson Hawk took the helm of the Societal-Environmental Research and Education Laboratory in January. Her goal is to link research, policy, and education.  More >

katy schmoll An interview with Katy Schmoll
This is the second in a series of Staff Notes Monthly updates to keep staff apprised of the competition for the management of NCAR.  More >
mesa lab Mesa Lab a medieval castle?
The Mesa Lab was named “Best Research Center” in an architectural contest by Go, an in-flight magazine published for AirTran Airways.  More >


CHATS gets REAL. A truck carrying NCAR’s Raman-shifted Eye-safe Aerosol Lidar (REAL) prepares for a road trip from Foothills Lab to a walnut orchard in northern California. Researchers are using REAL during the Canopy Horizontal Array Turbulence Study (CHATS) field campaign that runs March 15–June 15. Their objective is to measure winds and turbulence across the walnut orchard, which functions as a uniformly vegetated canopy. (Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

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