Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Item 3
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Alfred K. Blackadar, 1989. Interviewed by Earl Droessler. 1 sound cassette (ca. 1 hr.) : analog, mono. Two physical versions (one master, one copy). Transcript (9 pgs.). Access restrictions; the interview may be examined by scholars approved by UCAR. Forms part of the UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection. Alfred K. Blackadar speaks about his time on the UCAR Board of Trustees; his involvement as Penn State representative in the 1960s and 1970s. During this time he also...
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...
Identifier: - COMET
Scope and Contents The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) Records document the work the COMET staff between the years 1989 and 2006. The collection consists mostly of education and training materials such as course notebooks and audio-visual materials. Also included are administrative files, proposals, annual reports, correspondence, promotional materials and recorded storm footage.
Scope and Contents The GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) was a large and complex international scientific experiment designed to gain an increased understanding of the atmosphere and causes of climatic variation and change. GATE sought to learn how cloud clusters in the tropic transformed and redistributed energy within the atmosphere, knowledge that was needed for the development of numerical models for long-range weather prediction and for assessing the long-term effects of pollutants on the...
Identifier: Item 23
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Doug Lilly, 1988. Interviewed by Nancy Gauss. 1 sound cassette (ca. 1 hr.) : analog, mono. UCAR/NCAR 49; two physical versions (one master, one copy). Forms part of the UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection. Doug Lilly begins the interview by discussing his educational training prior to arriving at NCAR. Although Lilly completed his undergraduate work in physics at Stanford University on a Navy ROTC scholarship, he always envisioned going into meteorology. After serving...
Identifier: Item 27
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Nelder Medrud, 1988. Interviewed by Carol Rasmussen. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 2 hrs.) : analog, mono. Two physical versions (one master, one copy). Transcript (26 pgs.). Forms part of the UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection. Nelder Medrud begins the interview with a discussion of his life history, education and research prior to arriving at NCAR. Medrud became acquainted with NCAR through Phil Thompson and Henry van de Boogaard while at the University of Stockholm,...
Identifier: - NSBF
Scope and Contents The National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Records document the early days of the NSBF while it was managed by NCAR. Records illuminate the logistics of conducting balloon flights abroad and at home, particularity during the Cold War era. The collection offers a window into instrumentation, modifications, and issues with balloons and electronics packages. The collection includes correspondence, memos, budgets, reports, proposals, and papers. Selections from this collection are available...
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Scope and Contents The Papers of Paul R. Julian consists of documents dated from 1962 to 1978. Dr. Julian‚Äôs research and work for the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR) comprises the bulk of the materials. He was involved with climate change research and early forecasting methods. The collection includes task group materials, correspondence and memoranda, conference materials, research files, publications, figures, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Identifier: - TOGAC
Scope and Contents The Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) was designed by an international group of scientists as an integral part of the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Study. TOGA-COARE brought together scientists and support staff from 20 nations. The experiment combined oceanography, meteorology, and computer climate modeling to better understand the effect of tropical warm weather regions on the tropical ocean-global atmosphere system.UCAR managed TOGA-COARE, the second...
Identifier: - 04-TWERLE
Scope and Contents The Tropical Wind, Energy Conversion, and Reference Level Experiment, or TWERLE, was sponsored by the Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) and designed and implemented by NCAR and the University of Wisconsin. TWERLE was an intensive program of meteorological observations made from superpressure balloons orbiting the earth at the 150mb density level. The balloons were tracked and monitored by the Nimbus-6 satellite, providing data which increased understanding of atmospheric circulation. Crew...