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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Initiative, 2013 -


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.

Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: Internal-only sites crawled beginning in 2021 are restricted to staff only.

Biographical / Historical

The GIS program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) fosters interdisciplinary science, spatial data interoperability, and knowledge sharing using GIS. The goal of our program is to promote and support the use of GIS as both an analytical and infrastructure tool in atmospheric research, as well as using the discipline to address broader issues of spatial data management, interoperability, and geoinformatics within the geosciences. Our focus areas include:

conducting research integrating the Earth system and social sciences through spatial analysis and interoperability of georeferenced information; improving spatial accuracy and usability of atmospheric models for terrestrial and societal applications; and building an AtmoGIS community and institutional capacity through workshops, GIS-focused education and training.


From the Collection: 1.8 Terabytes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository