National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, Boulder

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The US National Center for Atmospheric Research is a US federally funded research and development center managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and funded by the National Science Foundation . The current director is James Hurrell. NCAR has multiple facilities, including the I. M. Pei-designed Mesa Laboratory headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Studies include meteorology, climate science, atmospheric chemistry, solar-terrestrial interactions, environmental and societal impacts.Tools and technologiesNCAR provides a broad array of tools and technologies to the scientific community for studying Earth’s atmosphere, including, Specialized instruments to measure atmospheric processes Research aircraft High-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure, including supercomputers Mauna Loa Solar Observatory Cooperative field campaigns Atmospheric models of weather, chemical, solar, and climate processes, including cooperatively developed models such as: Community Climate System Model (CCSM) Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) Data sets, data services, and other resources
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  • Visited with my 9 yo grandson. Quite educational about the weather. Improved videos about different phenomena. Beautiful setting.  more »
  • Came here with a 6 year old and had an absolute blast! what a hidden gem this is. so many things to explore while getting smart. mini movies were great and one of the best things is the cafeteria! gre...  more »
  • This is a fabulous place to visit when in the Boulder or Denver area (it is about 40 minutes drive from Denver). Views as you drive uphill towards the architecturally fascinating building of NCAR with...  more »

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