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NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a U.S.-based institute whose stated mission is: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1047 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1047 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to present) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York, New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic...

"exploring and understanding our atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society."

NCAR's flagship Mesa Laboratory is located in the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, in a dramatic complex of buildings designed by architect I.M. Pei. The complex houses researchers focusing on issues such as air quality, weather complexities, and climate change. NCAR's visitor center offers free guided tours and self-guided audio tours of an antique Cray supercomputer and several of the world's fastest modern supercomputers for modeling complex weather systems, plus hands-on exhibits demonstrating weather phenomena and Earth's changing climate. The site is maintained as a nature preserve. Boulder (40°1′N 105°16′W, Mountain Time Zone) is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ... Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘 pinyin Bèi Yùmíng) is a Chinese American architect born in Suzhou, China on April 26, 1917. ... Cray Inc. ...


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UCAR is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1959 by research institutions with doctoral programs in the atmospheric and related sciences. ...

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  • Web site
  • Visit NCAR

 
 

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