Activities & Resources
National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR050in Boulder, CO 80305
about National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR:
A research organization, established in 1960, UCAR seeks to better understand our atmosphere and how weather and climate affect the Earth.
At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, over 120 Ph.D. researchers and hundreds of visiting scientists conduct interdisciplinary research with state of the art research tools. They have discovered much about the Earth system including how the Sun influences the Earth, how climate change can be predicted, and how we can better forecast the weather. NCAR researchers also study how weather and climate change affects people and environments around the globe.
The facility hosts community, science-oriented events throughout the year and invites the public to visit the complex seven days a week; the building and the adjacent weather trail are both wheelchair-accessible. NCAR's laboratory offers hands-on educational exhibits that visitors are welcome to explore on their own, on a tour, or with an audio tour.