Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Records Edit


- 04 03 ATD
Finding Aid Author
Kathleen Legg
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  • 1964- 2002 (Creation)
  • 1972-1979 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 19800000 (Other)


  • 8.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arrangement is by original order. The collection is organized into 4 series housed in 8 record cartons: Series 1: Administrative, 1969-2001, undated Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-1980 Series 3: Facilities, 1969-1997, undated Series 4: Projects, 1970-2002, undated

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection. Select materials have been digitized and are available in OpenSky, the NCAR Library's digital repository.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Atmospheric Technology Division

  • Method of Acquisition

    This is a legacy collection; original box labels indicate the records came to the Archives from the Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Director's Office. Some materials came to the Archives in 2010-2011 as part of a project to clean up materials stored at an off-site storage facility.

  • Appraisal Information

    Routine correspondence, meeting notices, personnel records, travel records, purchase orders, duplicate publications, reprints, and employment offers were weeded from the collection.

  • Accruals and Additions

    Accrual of Research Aviation Bulletins and Aircraft Data System manuals in November 2013 from Janine Aquino, RAF (accession # 2013.023). No further accruals expected.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    The Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) at NCAR provided the research services, facilities, and field support necessary for progress in the atmospheric sciences. The Division included facilities for instrumentation, computing, scientific ballooning, and research aircraft. These research services and facilities were used by scientists from NCAR, universities, and government agencies. The Division was involved in several large cooperative projects, such as GATE, MONEX, CCOPE, and SESAME.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection includes records related to NCAR's Atmospheric Technology Division's facilities, projects, and field experiments as well as correspondence, project status reports, administrative records, strategic planning documents, and informational bulletins. Selections from this collection are available online in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.

  • Processing Information

    This collection was processed in winter of 2011. Original order of materials in folders and folder titles were kept. The Archivist created Series and Sub-series to aid access to the materials. Preservation measures included removing sticky labels from folders and re-writing folder titles in pencil, buffering acidic sheets, removing some metal fasteners, flattening oversize documents, and re-housing the collection in acid-free folders and boxes. Records containing personal data and sensitive information, such as social security numbers and medical records, were shredded. Publications available in the NCAR Library were removed from the collection.

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