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sea ice

The spring break-up of ice was well under way by mid-May in the western Labrador Sea. Last month's extent of Arctic sea ice was the lowest on record for April. (Photo by Bob Henson.)

Staff Notes Monthly

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

Aridity has always been the defining feature of the American Southwest, even as large-scale hydraulic engineering has allowed cities such as Phoenix and Las Vegas to burst from the desert floor. But according to a sobering new study, the Southwest’s aridity is about to get worse.  More >


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NCAR scientists contribute to climate change assessments
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began releasing assessments of climate change research earlier this year, NCAR scientists played a major part. More >

karla edwards

Random profile: Karla Edwards
As an information technology (IT) project manager in F&A, Karla performs cross-functional project management, coordination, and business analysis, assembling teams and working with them throughout the life cycles of different projects. More >


What is the color of space?
It may look black, but the correct answer is that space is predominantly green. And sometimes red, blue, and purple as well.   More >

idol Center Green Idol
The annual Spring Fling celebration on May 11 featured the introduction of "Center Green Idol," a twist on the hit TV show “American Idol.” In front of a packed auditorium at Center Green, staff contestants sang, danced, performed poetry, demonstrated tae kwon do, presented creative outcomes for the NCAR recompetition, and more.  More >
tim wirth A Wirth-while talk
Former senator addresses climate change.  More >
jeanne adams Remembering Jeanne Adams
NCAR retiree Jeanne Adams passed away on April 21 at age 85. Jeanne worked at NCAR beginning in the 1960s until her retirement in 1997.  More >
pacdex PACDEX Update
An international team that includes NCAR researchers is crisscrossing the Pacific Ocean in the Gulfstream-V this month during the Pacific Dust Experiment (PACDEX), chasing plumes of dust and ­pollution from Asia to North America.  More >

mesa lab

UCAR photographer Carlye Calvin snapped this aerial view of the Mesa Lab and Boulder on a sunny day in May.

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