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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.