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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

BASED IN BOULDER, Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) provides the university community with the tools, facilities, and support required to perform innovate research. Through NCAR, scientists have access to high-performance computational and observational facilities, such as supercomputers, aircraft, and radar. These resources can be used to improve human understanding of atmospheric and Earth system processes. NCAR and university scientists collaborate on issues such as atmospheric chemistry, climate, cloud physics and storms, weather hazards to aviation, and interactions between the Sun and Earth. In all of these areas, scientists are looking closely at the role of humans in both creating climate change and responding to severe weather occurrences.

The core research of NCAR is based on the assumption that human activities are causing large-scale ...

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