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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

THE UNIVERSITY CORPORATION for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a nonprofit institution that has a mission to “support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community, nationally and internationally; understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related systems and the global environment; and foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth.” It was founded in the year 1960 and is based in Boulder, Colorado. The UCAR research lab maintains an affiliated nature preserve.

UCAR collaborates with universities to manage the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the UCAR Office of Programs. The goal of these three organizations is “Understanding our changing Earth system, Educating about the atmosphere and related sciences, Supporting a global community of researchers, and Benefiting society ...

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