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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.
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.
GROUPS -> IMAGe • OSD • TDD
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.
GROUPS -> CDS • DFS • FPS • ISF • RAF • RSF
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.
GROUPS -> AIM • LSV • STSW
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.
GROUPS -> ACD • CGD • MMM
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.
GROUPS -> AAP • HAP • ISSE • JNT • NSAP • WSAP • CSAP
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.
Integrated Science Program (ISP)
The Integrated Study Program promotes the scientific frontiers that are dependent on an integrated approach, across NCAR laboratories and across disciplines.
UCAR: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR's Manager)
NSF: The National Science Foundation (NCAR's Sponsor)