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Clouds and rainbow from a recent road trip to New Mexico (Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

Staff Notes Monthly

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

It was no ordinary morning: on October 11 several dozen staff learned that a group they were part of had won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore.

The IPCC involved scientists from around the world. Forty NCAR staff served as coordinating lead authors, lead authors, reviewers, or contributors on the 2007 report.   More >

peace prize

john firor

Remembering John Firor and Janet Roberts
In early November, John Firor and Janet Roberts, two of the most important and influential people from NCAR’s early days, passed away. More >

sunrise balloon

Sunrise test flight successful
In the wee hours of the morning on October 3, an international team of researchers in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, was already wide awake and full of adrenaline. They had waited several days for the ideal weather conditions. At about 9:00 a.m., after hours of preparation, they successfully launched the Sunrise balloon on its landmark test flight. More >


Same library, new home
Although most visitors to the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) wouldn’t know it, the virtual collection now has a new home at NCAR.   More >

polar bear A firsthand look at disappearing sea ice
In August, Steve Roberts (EOL) sailed north from Barrow, Alaska. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter that carried him, the Healy, is the country’s newest and most technologically advanced polar icebreaker. More >
beth holland NCAR launches Women in Science committee
A new committee dedicated to issues that affect women at NCAR across job categories is currently soliciting members. Its founders expect to have the initiative, called the Standing Committee on Women in Science (SCWS), up and running by January 1.  More >
tim barnes Fantastic forum
Frozone entertains the crowd at Super Science Saturday on October 27.  More >
paty Staff win awards for science, multicultural service
In October, Paty Romero-Lankao, deputy director of ISSE, was awarded the Latina Leader Award in Science from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The award, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding Latinas in their respective professional arenas and their impact on the Latino community, cites Paty’s notable contributions in the area of science and her role as a model for young people.  More >

human resources

Human Resources showed its dark side on October 31. Back row, left to right: Kimberly Duran, Nancy Wade, Cyd Perrone, Jan Wilmesmeier, and Kelly Box. Front row, left to right: Cheryl Cristanelli, LuAnna Allapowa, and Laurie Carr.