Developmental Testbed Center, 2013 -
Scope and Contents
Since February 2013, the NCAR Archives has been crawling and harvesting UCAR/NCAR websites using Archive It. The harvested websites include most UCAR/NCAR webpages and associated images, video, PDF files, and other content. The collection also includes the U.S. Weather Commission, a group that brings together the American weather industry, state and local governments, and academia in an organized effort to urge Congress and the Executive Branch to undertake, promote, and support our nation’s portfolio of environmental observations and weather forecasting capabilities. In 2021 the organization began the second phase of an initiative to migrate all sites to a consistent format and move internal content to a single portal. For this internal, password-protected content a web-recorder software was used to capture material. This content is not browsable online but available by request from the archivist. This content is still considered internal-only.
The date ranges in this finding aid refer to the time period in which the websites were crawled. The content on the websites may reflect earlier dates.
- 2013 -
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access restrictions on the material in the Archive-It platform: https://archive-it.org/home/ncar. Internal-only sites crawled beginning in 2021 are restricted to staff only.
Biographical / Historical
DTC is a distributed facility where the NWP community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and operations.
To serve as a bridge between research and operations to facilitate the activities of both halves of the NWP Community in pursuit of their own objectives:
Research community gets a functionally similar operational environment to test and evaluate new NWP methods in retrospective extended period tests using advanced tools Operational community benefits from DTC testing and evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of new NWP advances prior to consideration for operational implementation
From the Collection: 1.8 Terabytes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- Atmospheric models Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Numerical weather forecasting Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Weather forecasting Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository