NCAR's Clickable Organization Chart

NCAR's Clickable Organization Chart

UCAR-wide People Search
Mouse over group acronyms to see full names with links to websites, and the group director with email link.

The NCAR Directorate
Research Applications Laboratory
NCAR Earth System Laboratory
High Altitude Observatory
Earth Observing Laboratory
NCAR Library
Budget and Planning Office
Advanced Study Program
Climate Science and Applications Program
Weather Systems and Assessment Program
National Security Applications Program
Joint Numerical Testbed
Hydrometeorological Applications Program
Aviation Applications Program
Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
Atmospheric  Chemistry Division
Solar Transients & Space Weather
Long-term Colar Variability
Atmosphere, Ionosphere and Magnetosphere
Remote Sensing Facility
Research Aviation Facility
In-Situ Sensing Facility
Field Project Services
Design and Fabrication Services
Computing, Data and Software Facility
Technology Development Division
Operations and Services Division
Institute for Mathematics Applied to the Geosciences
Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Updated March 2014

NCAR and its manager UCAR are part of a collaborative community dedicated to understanding the atmosphere—the air around us—and the interconnected processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor to the Sun's core.

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.


NCAR Directorate

NCAR Director's Office
GROUPS -> Budget & Planning OfficeOffice of External RelationsNCAR LibraryASPISP


Research Laboratories
(Hold mouse over group acronyms for full names)

Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL)

NCAR's Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) 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.


Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

EOL 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 (HAO) 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. Generation of the Sun's magnetic field by the solar dynamo, transport of fields to the solar surface resulting in flux emergence, the occurrence of solar flares and coronal mass ejections in the corona and heliosphere, and the solar irradiance, solar wind, and interplanetary magnetic field impacts on the Earth's atmosphere and magnetosphere, comprise the core research agenda.


NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL)

The NCAR Earth System Laboratory promotes and facilitates atmospheric and earth-systems research areas within NCAR. Research within NESL is highly collaborative with specialties focussed in three major research divisions.


Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)

RAL 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.


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.

NCAR Professional Groups

NSA The NCAR Scientists' Assembly
ECSA Early Career Scientists' Assembly
SEA UCAR Software Engineering Assembly

NCAR's Management & Sponsor

UCAR: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR's Manager)

NSF: The National Science Foundation (NCAR's Sponsor)