Weather Fundamentals


What is the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1956, the NCAR is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is staffed by (mostly) university scientists who use such tools as radar, airplanes, and supercomputers to help the scientific community better understand the many processes that affect weather. The goal is to increase cooperation between universities and draw on their combined resources in order to accomplish what a single university could not do on its own.


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