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During the COVID-19 crisis we are highlighting a few of the resources available from NCAR to help the Earth system science community during the transition to online research and teaching. There is no cost to access these resources.

University & professional level

Discovering the world of high-performance computing

NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) has a number of online resources that teachers, students, and the computationally curious can explore from home. These include:

  • Get an inside look into one of the most powerful computing systems in the world, Cheyenne, with HPC-TV.
  • Explore Earth science datasets on your smartphone or tablet using augmented or virtual reality with the Meteo AR and VR apps.
  • Teach students how to run a weather model on a Raspberry Pi (a simple, credit card-sized computer) and generate a forecast with this learning module.
  • See all of CISL's resources.

Access Earth system science data and data services

Discover the trove of data we make accessible to the research and higher education community, from observations taken during NCAR-supported field campaigns to images of the Sun's corona, and everything in between. We also have software tools for analysis and visualization, and more.

Query our open access library, OpenSky

  • For online access to scientific publications, technical notes, digital images, and other intellectual resources created at NCAR and UCAR, explore OpenSky.

Students and the public

NCAR Explorer Series

This public outreach series includes recordings of our live webcasts with NCAR experts plus short science features and on-location field campaign videos. The videos, aimed at a general audience, provide an insider's view of everything from weather radar to hurricane forecasts, ice sheets, and air pollution.