On the NCAR home page, click on the ‘What We Offer’ link. What types of state-of-the art research, observing and computing facilities, and expert services does NCAR offer? Briefly describe each. Click on ‘Where We Focus’, and then on ‘Weather’. At the bottom of the page are links to current research projects being conducted at NCAR. Briefly explore these research projects. Choose one, and in one paragraph describe the research, its importance, and why you find it interesting. Return to the NCAR home page. Click on ‘Where We Focus’, and then on ‘Air Quality’. At the bottom of the page are links to current research projects being conducted at NCAR. Briefly explore these research projects. Choose one, and in one paragraph describe the research, its importance, and why you find it interesting. Return to the NCAR home page. Click on ‘News’. Scroll down and click on the article ‘S

One of the most important disciplines of the Earth sciences is atmospheric research. The objective of this exercise is for you to explore some of the most important and exciting atmospheric research being conducted today.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), funded by the National Science Foundation, is one of the top atmospheric research labs in the world. This short assignment introduces you to NCAR, it’s mission and objectives, and some of the exciting research conducted by its scientists.

To begin, watch the following video on NCAR.

Welcome to NCAR – The National Center for Atmospheric Research

Then, visit the NCAR website and complete the following questions. Your answers must be typed in bold. Your completed assignment must be uploaded to the designated D2L dropbox by the posted deadline. (Caution – Do not just ‘copy and paste’ your answers from the website.)

  1. On the NCAR home page, click on the ‘What We Offer’ link. What types of state-of-the art research, observing and computing facilities, and expert services does NCAR offer? Briefly describe each.

 

 

  1. Click on ‘Where We Focus’, and then on ‘Weather’. At the bottom of the page are links to current research projects being conducted at NCAR. Briefly explore these research projects. Choose one, and in one paragraph describe the research, its importance, and why you find it interesting.

 

 

  1. Return to the NCAR home page. Click on ‘Where We Focus’, and then on ‘Air Quality’. At the bottom of the page are links to current research projects being conducted at NCAR. Briefly explore these research projects. Choose one, and in one paragraph describe the research, its importance, and why you find it interesting.

 

 

  1. Return to the NCAR home page. Click on ‘News’. Scroll down and click on the article ‘Scientists Demonstrate That Cloud Seeding Can Generate Snowfall’. This article describes some of the most recent research findings published by NCAR scientists. Read this article, and in one paragraph describe the research and why it is important.

 

 
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