The Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) Records document the Division's early days at NCAR as the Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction Division (AAP) to more recent research. Materials showcase CGD's research objectives and computer models around understanding the Earth's climate and climate change through correspondence, committee materials, presentations, formal reports, project plans, and records pertaining to the acquisition of NCAR's supercomputers.
Arrangement is by original order. The Archivist created Series to aid access. The collection is housed in six boxes and is arranged into eight main series:
Series 1: Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction (AAP), 1977-1986, undated
Series 2: Research, 1973-2004, undated
Series 3: General, 1974-2004, undated
Series 4: National Science Foundation (NSF), 1995-2003
Series 5: Scientific Programs Evaluation Committee (SPEC) Review, 1980-1994, undated
Series 6: Supercomputing, 1983-1997, undated
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Source of Acquisition
Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD)
Method of Acquisition
This is a legacy collection; original box labels indicate the records came to the Archives from the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) 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.
The [url=https://nldr.library.ucar.edu/archon/?p=collections/controlcard&id=4]Warren Washington Papers[/url] contain related information about the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) and research done by its staff. Dr. Washington served as the division director of CGD for several years.
This collection was processed in summer 2013. Materials were kept in original order and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.