Graduate/professional

Graduate/professional

For master's and doctorate level

CPAESS

CPAESS

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) is a newly reconfigured program that manages and delivers services for Earth science programs such as logistics and travel expertise for multiple events, conferences, an

Topic: Earth System
Audience: Graduate/professional
Solar magnetism: NASA

NCAR Solar Research during the 2017 Eclipse

Steve Tomczyk, NCAR scientist, and Scott Sewell, NCAR engineer and Instrumentation Group manager, share two of NCAR's forthcoming science experiments taking place during the 2017 North American eclipse, along with each experiment's science objectives, m

Topic: Sun and Space Weather
Audience: High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Cheyenne Overview

Overview of NCAR's Cheyenne Supercomputer

This 31-minute video gives an overview to NCAR's newest supercomputer, Cheyenne, operational as of 2017 and located at the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.

Topic: Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Supercomputers
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Cheyenne at NWSC

Cheyenne Supercomputer Installed at NWSC

NCAR's newest supercomputer, Cheyenne, arrives at the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputer Center for installation in fall 2016 as shown in this timelapse.

Topic: Research Tools, Supercomputers
Audience: Middle school, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
EarthCube at UCAR Video

EarthCube at UCAR

This video is about NSF's EarthCube initiative, a data and cyberinfrastructure project for the geosciences with its Science Support Office at UCAR.

Topic: Earth System, Research Tools, Data and Data Analysis
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Research Data Archive at NCAR

NCAR's Research Data Archive (RDA)

NCAR's Research Data Archive is a general large-scale reference dataset archive, meaning that the datasets contained within it often cover global spatial scales and long-time temporal scales.

Topic: Education & Training, Earth System, Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Data and Data Analysis
Audience: General public, Informal education, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Fire and Flood Prediction Capabilities, Source: UCAR

Fire and Flood Prediction Capabilities from NCAR

After working for more than a decade to tackle the challenges, NCAR and its research partners have developed the capability to build two new prediction systems — one for wildfires and one for floods.
Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Weather Research, Human Impacts
Audience: High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Weather, Climate, and Health

Weather, Climate, and Health at NCAR

The Climate Science and Application Program (CSAP) is an endeavor at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.
Topic: Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts, Air Quality and Pollution, Health, Policy and Society
Audience: General public, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
SOARS Program

SOARS Program

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists, and a supportive learning community.

Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Boulder Flood, Bike Path

Building Weather and Climate Resilience: ECEP at NCAR

Scientists Mari Tye and James Done with NCAR's Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership (ECEP) discuss the mission of ECEP and the importance of Graceful Failure to ensure resilience of a community of any size.

Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Oceans, Weather Research, Human Impacts, Energy and Sustainability, Health, Policy and Society, Data and Data Analysis
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
NCAR Diversity, Education and Outreach

Diversity, Education and Outreach

The Office of Diversity, Education and Outreach is responsible for the coordination of valuable, but disparate, education and diversity efforts currently distributed across NCAR, elevating both NCAR’s commitment to Education and Outreach and our institu

Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
corn, source: USDA or shutterstock

NCAR & UCAR Member Universities Contribute to Climate & Food Security Report

Lawrence Buja shares the importance of collaboration in the recent report, "Climate Change, Global Food Security, and US Food System." Buja is an NCAR Senior Scientist, PI for the report, and Director of the Climate Science and Application Program (CSAP

Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Computer Modeling
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Climate Change, Global Food Security & the US Food System

Climate Change, Global Food Security & the US Food System

Food security - the ability to obtain sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food - is a fundamental human need.

Topic: Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Human Impacts
Audience: General public, Middle school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Introduction to Ocean Models, Source: COMET

Introduction to Ocean Models, from COMET

Oceans cover over 70% of the surface of the earth, yet many details of their workings are not fully understood. To better understand and forecast the state of the ocean, we rely on numerical ocean models.
Topic: Earth System, Oceans
Audience: Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Sea Ice and Products of the National Ice Center, Source: COMET

Sea Ice and Products of the National Ice Center, from COMET

This two-hour module examines sea ice, icebergs, and the products and services of the National Ice Center and the North American Ice Service.

Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Oceans, Human Impacts, Policy and Society
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Colorado Water Ignite Presentation

Colorado Water: A Suess-like Story

Jeff Lukas (Western Water Assessment) presents the state of Colorado's water with rhyme Dr. Seuss would appreciate.

Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Weather Research
Audience: General public, Informal education, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Earth puzzle

Scientific Uncertainty

In this video, NCAR senior scientist Linda Mearns, talks about scientific uncertainty and the fact that uncertainty is a given and familiar to us all.

Topic: Climate and Climate Change, Weather Research
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
HIPPO Field Campaign

The HIPPO Field Campaign Tracking Greenhouse Gases

The first comprehensive, global survey of atmospheric trace gases covering the full troposphere in all seasons and more....

Topic: Earth System, Research Tools
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Monitoring Climate w/ Satellites

Monitoring Climate with Satellites, COMET MetEd

The international science community has identified a set of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) that should be monitored for measuring the climate system, how it is changing, and its likely impact on future climate. 

Topic: Education & Training, Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Research Tools
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Nighttime Radiation, COMET

Nighttime Radiation and Cooling, from COMET MetEd

This learning object uses a simple interactive model to demonstrate the role of radiation in nighttime cooling.

Topic: Education & Training, Earth System, Climate and Climate Change
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Satellite Monitoring of the Climate System

Satellite Monitoring of the Climate System

The international science community has identified a set of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) that should be monitored for measuring the climate system, how it is changing, and its likely impact on future climate. 

Topic: Education & Training, Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Research Tools
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
COMET MetEd

COMET MetEd Climate Modules

Earth’s climate engine is a complex machine. COMET has developed a suite of lessons to help you understand some of its bigger cogs.

Topic: Education & Training, Earth System, Climate and Climate Change
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional

OpenSky ENSO Research

A portal to NCAR research.
Topic: Earth System
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Twister damage, Source: FEMA

Twisters and Teleconnections

 It was unusually cold in 2010–11, but the spring of 2011 brought multiple rounds of fierce tornadoes, inflicting the most death and damage seen in many decades.

Topic: Weather Research
Audience: High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
El Niño, Source: courtesy of NOAA

NOAA's El Niño Portal

Find out NOAA's forecast regarding the propability and intensity of an El Niño year ahead.

Topic: Climate and Climate Change, Oceans, Weather Research
Audience: General public, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
ENSO, Source: courtesy of COMET

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle

This Webcast, is an expert lecture by Dr. Vernon Kousky of NOAA/CPC, entitled "The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle". The presentation covers the identification and global weather impacts associated with both phases of ENSO.

Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
NCAR

Navigating Scientific Borderlands and Subcultures

Oct. 23rd, 2014, Dr. Joe Bassi, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University –

Topic: Sun and Space Weather
Audience: General public, Graduate/professional

Connect Vehicles: What's In Store

Sheldon Drobot, deputy director in UCAR's Weather System Assessment Program (WASP), shares an exciting future where cars advance our knowledge of weather conditions and in time drive themselves. WASP is helping to make this a reality.
Topic: Transportation
Audience: General public, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional

Ignite: Canadian Universities and UCAR

University of Toronto physics professor, Paul Kushner, took part in a recent conference with UCAR and various Canadian Universities, which led to fruitful discussions of synergies and productive research collaborations.

Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional

FRONT: A Radar Testbed for Innovation

FRONT is a testbed for innovative weather and climate technology development; leading, promoting and enabling geoscience research and education.
Topic: Education & Training, Weather Research
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional

A Non-Scientist's 40+ Year Career At UCAR

Karyn Sawyer, director of JOSS at UCAR, shares her 40+ year career with the audience. From her graduation in the 1970s to 2014, Karyn shares a rare and wonderful career at UCAR without a science degree but a near lifetime of science experiences.

Topic: Field Projects and Instruments
Audience: General public, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional

FRAPPE: Preliminary Field Campaign Findings

The FRAPPE field campaign took place in summer of 2014 to study the role ozone plays in the Colorado Front Range.

Topic: Air Quality and Pollution
Audience: General public, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional

The Hierarchy of Networking

Marla Meehl, Manager of the Network Engineering and Telecommunications Section (NETS) explains NCAR's role in local, regional, state, and national networks, as well as Wyoming's new involvement in Internet 2. We're definitely connected!

Topic: Research Tools
Audience: High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional

The Recent Decline in Solar Activity

Cycles 23 and 24 mark a change in solar activity in recent times. Most of the solar synoptic programs from both ground and space observatories started during the Space Age, which corresponded to an extended period of above-average solar activity.

Topic: Sun and Space Weather
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Sun Research

Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections

Solar eruptions, in the forms of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), are the most energetic phenomena in the solar system.

Topic: Sun and Space Weather
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional

Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate Model Assessment for Everyone

Dr. Richard Signell of the U.S. Geologic Survey is the recipient of Unidata's 2014 Russell L. DeSouza Award.

Topic: Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Data and Data Analysis, Supercomputers
Audience: Graduate/professional
Hurricane impacts

Hurricane Capability Briefing

This hurricane capabilities brief covers NCAR's ability to protect lives and livelihoods with sharpened planning, forecasts, and warnings.

Topic: Weather Research
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project

Robert (Bob) Gall, Development Manager of HFIP, NOAA, and the former Director of NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, discusses the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP).

Topic: Weather Research
Audience: Graduate/professional
Connections: Being and Becoming a Scientist

Connections: Being and Becoming a Scientist

This hurricane season (2014), five tropical cyclone experts take a moment to share the importance of mentoring in both becoming a scientist and in their professional lives today.

Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Middle school, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Marshall Shepard with UGA, Source: T. Eastburn

WxGeeks Premieres on Weather Channel with Georgia's Marshall Shepherd as Host

WxGeeks, a half-hour talk show on contemporary weather issues debuts this July.

Topic: Education & Training, Earth System
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
NSF's Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities

Digital Guide to NSF's Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities

Through text, video, infographics, maps, timelines, and downloadable content, get to know the facilities that are taking geosciences research to the next level.
Topic: Research Tools
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Mesoscale Meteorology Resources, Source: NOAA

Mesoscale Meteorology Resources from COMET MetEd

Resources in this topic area include information on forecasting in complex terrain, dust storms, dynamically forced fog, banded precipitation, and a mesoscale meteorology primer. You’ll also find training in data downscaling and how mesoscale models work.
Topic: Education & Training, Weather Research
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Convective Content, Basic to Advanced

Convective Weather from COMET MetEd

Learn about forecasting and evaluating thunderstorms, tropical waves, planning for and anticipating hazardous weather, and more.
Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Microburst, source: NCAR

Tornadoes, Microbursts, and Silver Linings

It takes a sharp eye to find something positive in the wreckage of the worst swarm of U.S. tornadoes on record. Ted Fujita had just such an eye, and millions of Americans are safer because of it.

Topic: Earth System, Weather Research
Audience: High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities, Source: EOL

Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities at NCAR

NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) platforms and instruments will play an integral role in taking geosciences research to the next level.
Topic: Research Tools, Field Projects and Instruments
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Jon Petch, UK Met Office, Presents at NCAR

Developing a Seamless Modelling System

Dr. Jon Petch, head of the UK Met Office's Science Partnerships, touches on what he means by a seamless model, how it is used, the challenges for development and how the MET Office can work together with others to improve this system.
Topic: Earth System, Research Tools, Computer Modeling
Audience: Graduate/professional
Presentation by Professor Dame Julia Slingo

Weather Forecasting, Climate Prediction, and Partnership

During a summer visit to NCAR, Professor Dame Julia Slingo, Met Office Chief Scientist, shares recent successes in climate prediction and weather forecasting from the UK Met Office, as well as future prospects for partnership and collaboration.
Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Weather Research, Computer Modeling
Audience: Graduate/professional
Discover AQ

NASA Discover AQ Campaign Comes to Colorado

NASA scientist Jim Crawford talks about DISCOVER-AQ, a NASA Earth Venture program funded mission, that stands for Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality.

Topic: Earth System, Human Impacts, Air Quality and Pollution
Audience: General public, Informal education, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
NASA Discover AQ Field Campaign

NASA Discover AQ Field Campaign

DISCOVER-AQ is a four-year campaign to improve the use of satellites to monitor air quality for public health and environmental benefit. It will take place in Colorado in summer 2014.

Topic: Earth System, Air Quality and Pollution
Audience: General public, Informal education, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
FRAPPE Field Campaign

The FRAPPÉ Field Campaign

The Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ) field campaign takes place in summer 2014 to advance our knowledge of tropospheric ozone and air pollution in the Colorado Front Range. 

Topic: Air Quality and Pollution
Audience: General public, Informal education, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Weather and Health

Weather and Health from COMET MetEd (higher education)

This course will help meteorologists and others broaden their understanding of the impacts of weather and climate on public health, including the impacts of heat waves and cold temperatures, winter storms and thunderstorms, flooding, drought, poor

Topic: Air Quality and Pollution, Health
Audience: Higher education, Graduate/professional
Satellite Monitoring of Atmospheric Composition

Satellite Monitoring of Atmospheric Composition from MetEd (higher ed, graduate)

Satellite monitoring of atmospheric composition provides important information for a number of applications, including stratospheric ozone monitoring, long-range pollutant transport, biomass burning, air quality monitoring and forecasting, and climate c

Topic: Human Impacts, Air Quality and Pollution
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Proposal Success Abstract

Science Proposal Success

Former NCAR Advanced Study Program Director and Senior Scientist Emeritus, William Cooper, presents useful advice to early-career scientists on what helps a proposal succeed based primarily on his experience as a program officer at the NSF and his many

Topic: Education & Training
Audience: Graduate/professional
Dan Kahan, Climate Science & Cultural Cognition

Communicating Climate Science in a Polluted Climate Environment

NESL Distinguished Lecturer Series with Dan Kahan, Professor, Yale Law School and Yale's Cultural Cognition Project
Topic: Climate and Climate Change, Policy and Society
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
3 African Women

Climate Change: A Social Perspective

NCAR social scientist Paty Romero-Lankao served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report.

Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts, Policy and Society
Audience: General public, Informal education, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
IPCC WG2 Introduction

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities

This video was created by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the Working Group II contributon to the Fifth Assessment Report 2014. The 10th Session of Working Group II (WGII-10) was held from 25 to 29 March 2014 in Yokohama, Japan.

Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Oceans, Human Impacts, Health, Policy and Society
Audience: General public, Informal education, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional

Earth's Energy Imbalance

"Global warming" from increased greenhouse gases really refers to a global energy imbalance at the top-of-atmosphere (TOA). Kevin Trenberth discusses physical processes that contribute to this imbalance.
Topic: Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Oceans, Sun and Space Weather
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Chasing Franklin's Kite: The Global Electric Circuit, Source: Baumgartner

Chasing Frankln's Kite: The Global Electric Circuit

The Global Electric Circuit is a system of currents spanning from the troposphere to the ionosphere. Currents totalling 1-2 kA are generated by thunderstorms, which charge the ionosphere to approx.

Topic: Earth System, Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Data and Data Analysis, Field Projects and Instruments
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Aviation Weather Modules

Aviation Weather Education Modules

COMET MetEd produces a wealth of educational learning resources on aviation and weather that are freely available via the COMET MetEd Website.

Topic: Weather Research, Transportation
Audience: High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
NCAR's Advanced Study Program

Advanced Study Program (ASP)

The ASP mission is to help NCAR and the scientific communities it serves prepare for the future, and encourage the development of early career scientists.

Topic: Earth System, Weather Research
Audience: Graduate/professional
Computational and Information Systems Lab

CISL - Outreach

CISL is active in several outreach, mentoring, and professional development programs in addition to managing the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
Topic: Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Data and Data Analysis, Supercomputers
Audience: General public, Informal education, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Winter Roads

New Technology Targets Slick Winter Roads

In the annual battle to keep roads clear of snow and ice, snowplows are about to get much more intelligent.

Topic: Transportation, Data and Data Analysis
Audience: General public, Informal education, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional

Earth Observing Laboratory Outreach

NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory develops and deploys NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) and provides field project support and data services. Its educational programs primarily serve the higher education community.

Topic: Earth System, Weather Research, Research Tools, Data and Data Analysis, Field Projects and Instruments
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Unidata Program

Unidata

Unidata's mission is to transform the geosciences community, research, and education by providing innovative data services and tools to enhance Earth-system education and research in an era of increasing data complexity and multidisciplinary

Topic: Research Tools, Data and Data Analysis
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Connected Vehicles

Advanced Weather Decision Support Systems

The primary goal of the Weather Systems and Assessment Program (WSAP) is to identify, explore, develop, and implement advanced weather decision support systems.

Topic: Weather Research, Transportation
Audience: General public, High school, Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Aviation and Weather From COMET

Forecasting Aviation Icing

This module discusses the current theories of atmospheric conditions associated with aviation and fog.

Topic: Weather Research, Transportation
Audience: Higher education, Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional
Weather and Transportation from COMET

Weather and Road Management

Anticipating and dealing with weather and the hazards it creates is a real challenge for those in departments of transportation.

Topic: Transportation
Audience: Undergraduate (lower division), Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional