Labs / Programs

Labs / Programs

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, with major sponsorship of The National Science Foundation (NSF), provides research, facilities, and services for the atmospheric and Earth sciences community.

Advanced Study Program (ASP)

The Advanced Study Program focuses on fostering the professional development of early career scientists, promoting advanced scientific educational opportunities at NCAR through visitor programs, directing attention to emerging areas of science, and facilitating interactions between NCAR, universities, and the broader community.


Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling (ACOM)

Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling research focuses on advancing understanding and predictive capability for atmospheric composition and related processes.


Climate & Global Dynamics (CGD)

The Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory develops understanding of the Earth system and its human relationships, and is a leader of community-developed and community-owned models of the Earth system.


Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL)

NCAR's Computational & Information Systems Laboratory is a world leader in supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure, providing services to over 60 UCAR member universities as well as NCAR and the larger geosciences community.

Click here for information on the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe).


Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

The Earth Observing Laboratory provides state-of-the-art atmospheric observing systems and support services to the university-based research community for climate and weather research.


High Altitude Observatory (HAO)

The High Altitude Observatory conducts fundamental and applied research in solar-terrestrial physics using observational, theoretical, and numerical methods. Research at HAO extends from the solar core to the surface of the Earth.


Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology (MMM)

The Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory develops advances the understanding of the meso- and microscale aspects of weather and climate, and applies this knowledge to benefit society.


Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)

The Research Applications Laboratory conducts directed research and engineering toward the solution to problems relevant to society, and facilitates the transfer of the information, expertise, and technology developed to the public and private sectors.