National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) provides the university science and teaching community with the tools, facilities, and support required to perform innovative research. Through NCAR, scientists gain access to high-performance computational and observational facilities, such as 'supercomputers', aircraft and radar - resources researchers need to improve human understanding of atmospheric and Earth system processes. NCAR and university scientists work together on research topics in 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 conditions.
Phone: (303) 497-1000
- The Heat is On: Climate Change and Heatwaves in the Midwest
- Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Four Case Studies in the United States
- NCAR Nested Regional Climate Model
- MAGICC/SCENGEN: Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change, A Regional Climate Scenario Generator
- Community Climate System Model/Community Earth System Model (CCSM/CSEM)