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Early morning clouds over the Mesa Lab. (Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

Staff Notes Monthly

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

Before the flood

NCAR wades into forecasting dangerous waters

Epic floods around the world this summer have forced thousands from their homes in Britain, spurred emergency evacuations in Texas, and killed hundreds in China. But perhaps no place in the world is as vulnerable to floods as Bangladesh, where more than 40% of the land area is within about 30 feet (10 meters) of sea level.   More >



Storm World author comes to Center Green
Science journalist and commentator Chris Mooney gave a public talk about his new book, Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming, before an audience of about 100 in the Center Green ­auditorium on July 24. More >

executive leadership

Another successful year for leadership programs
As part of the organization’s mission to develop current and future leaders, UCAR/NCAR/UOP graduated a combined 36 staffers this summer from Leadership Academy and the Executive Leadership Program. More >

mary marlino

Mary Marlino to head NCAR Library, e-Science
Mary Marlino, former director of DLESE, took the helm
of the NCAR Library on July 10. An educator by training, Mary has worked for the past 20 years in various aspects of ­educational technology and digital libraries, experience she’ll use to take the library in new directions.  More >

hurricane data Double trouble on the storm front
A new study by ESSL’s Greg Holland and colleague Peter Webster (Georgia Institute of Technology) indicates that the frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms has doubled over the last century. More >
interns CISL cultivates the next generation
Seven students are getting a taste of supercomputing this summer in a new CISL-sponsored internship program called SIParCS (Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science).  More >
delphi Delphi Question
Herbicide application at FL  More >
jennifer boehnert Random profile: Jennifer Boehnert
On the job: Jennifer works on NCAR’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Initiative as GIS coordinator for the organization as a whole. The initiative began in 2001 with the goal of promoting the use of GIS in the atmospheric sciences.  More >

senior scientists

The organization’s female senior scientists enjoy a bottle of champagne courtesy of NCAR director Tim Killeen. Linda Mearns gathered the group at Chautauqua ­Dining Hall to celebrate NCAR’s ­promotion of its 10th woman (Bette Otto-Bliesner) to the level of senior scientist. From left to right: Beth Holland (ESSL/ACD), Peggy LeMone (ESSL/MMM), Maura Hagan (ASP and ESSL/HAO), Annick ­Pouquet (ESSL/IMAGe), Gang Lu (ESSL/HAO), Anne Smith (ESSL/ACD), Clara Deser (ESSL/CGD), Bette Otto-Bliesner (ESSL/CGD), Linda Mearns (ISSE). Not pictured: Chin-Hoh Moeng (ESSL/MMM).