Search and Browse
Use the form above to search OpenSky for or use our webservices to search the repository programmatically.
You may also browse OpenSky by the following collections. Mouse over the titles to view a description of each collection. Items submitted through the submission form are in the Open Sky General Collection (OSGC).
- American Meteorological Society (AMS) Oral History Project (80)
The American Meteorological Society Oral History Project (AMSOHP) was created as a joint program between the American Meteorological Society and UCAR. The project is especially rich in interviews that capture the memories of scientists who launched much of the innovative meteorological research in postwar America.
- Annual Scientific Reports (ASRs) (49)
These reports document NCAR's continuing efforts to understand the earth's atmosphere, oceans, and sun through research and facility support in the atmospheric and related sciences. They address both ongoing research activities and new initiatives undertaken by NCAR’s labs and divisions.
- Atmospheric Technology Division Records (156)
This collection consists of publications and records from the Atmospheric Technology Division at NCAR.
- First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) Records (7)
This collection consists of newsletters from the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE).
- GATE Records (39)
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 atmosphere.
- High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Records (283)
This collection consists of the newsletters and photographs from the High Altitude Observatory.
Peer-reviewed publications written by scientists within NCAR's Institute for Mathematics Applied to the Geosciences (IMAGe) from 2008 - 2010.
- IPCC Collection (6)
This collection consists of the personal papers of UCAR/NCAR scientists who served as Lead Authors, Co-Authors, and Contributing Authors to the Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis, the contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Materials include articles, calendars, chapter drafts, correspondence, powerpoint presentations, notes, and photographs. This is not an official archive of the IPCC; rather it is a collection of items voluntarlly donated to the NCAR Archives by UCAR/NCAR scientists interested in preserving the historic record of climate science.
- Information Releases (948)
This collection consists of information releases that together offer a comprehensive history of UCAR/NCAR.
- Joachim Kuettner Papers (60)
This collection includes a slide show of photographs covering the career of Dr. Joachim Kuettner and the transcript from the Joach Kuettner Symposium at the American Meteorological Society annual meeting in January 2010.
- Line Islands Experiment Records (269)
During March and April 1967, field parties from NCAR and other meteorological research organizations, universities, and governmental agencies established research bases in the Line Islands, a group of small atolls more than 1000 miles south of Hawaii. From these three islands and from aircraft and ships in the vicinity, observation groups collected one of the most comprehensive sets of meteorological data in the oceanic part of the Equatorial Trough Zone for a variety of basic studies. This digital collection consists of photographs taken during the experiment.
- Mesa Lab Construction (87)
This collection includes correspondence, memos, and design specifications related to the design and construction of the Mesa Laboratory. Materials document the site selection committee, selection of an architect, internal discussions on design and space allocation, and the dedication ceremony.
- NCAR Technical Notes (524)
Over 500 scientific and technical reports, issued by NCAR divisions and programs, and consisting of data compilations, theoretical and numerical investigations, and experimental results.
- National Hail Research Experiment Records (249)
This collection consists of the records of the National Hail Research Experiment, an experiment aimed at making a contribution to the question of the operational and economic feasibility of hail suppression. Materials include selected correspondence, newsletters, press releases, reports, and photographs.
- National Scientific Balloon Facility Records (178)
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.
- Open Sky General Collection (OSGC) (19,421)
The OpenSky General Collection is comprised of digital works that reflect the scientific, intellectual, and scholarly contributions of UCAR, NCAR, and the UCP. While the primary type of resource within the collection are peer-reviewed and other scholarly works, other resource types, such as grey literature, educational resources, and multimedia materials are also included.
- SCD Records (135)
The SCD Records consist of two newsletters produced by the Scientific Computing Division, the SCD Record and SCD Computing News. Most of the newsletters are from the pre-internet era and provide information about what was going on in the division. A typical issue contains contacts for various issues, information on the status of computers, reports on User Group meetings, mass storage status, and what was new software and hardware at the time. Issues are usually 15 or 20 pages.
- SIParCS Presentations (91)
The SIParCS collection consists of presentations delivered by students in the Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science Program (SIParCS). SIParCS embeds graduate and undergraduate students as summer interns in NCAR's Computational and Information System Laboratory (CISL), offering them significant hands-on R&D opportunities in high performance computing (HPC) and related fields that use HPC for scientific discovery and modeling.
- SOARS Manuscripts (432)
Papers and posters completed by protégés in the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research (SOARS) program, dating back to the program's start in 1996. SOARS provides funded research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the atmospheric sciences.
- Solar Research Memorandum (96)
This collection consists of the informal publication, Solar Research Memorandum. It is from the Gordon Newkirk Papers, an archival collection housed in the NCAR Archives.
- Staff Notes (1,627)
Staff Notes is an in-house newsletter for the employees and retirees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (including NCAR and the UCAR Office of Programs). Here you can find articles on scientific research and administrative initiatives, in addition to staff profiles.
- Tropical Wind, Energy Conversion, and Reference Level Experiment (TWERLE) Records (105)
This collection consists of the records of the Tropical Wind, Energy Conversion, and Reference Level Experiment (TWERLE).
- UCAR Authored Books (109)
Citations of over 150 books written by UCAR staff. The books date from 1961 to the present and are held in the UCAR Library.
- UCAR Communications Records
This collection consists of the records from the UCAR Communications Office.
- UCAR Manuscripts (34)
A selection of manuscripts, many representing pre-published work by UCAR staff, written between the mid-to-late 1960’s and the early 1970’s.
- UCAR Monographs (5)
Scientific monographs, many representing pre-published work by UCAR scientists, written between the mid-to-late 1960’s and the early 1970’s.
- UCAR Records (62)
This collection consists of the historic records of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Materials detail the formation of UCAR and NCAR, and include the minutes of the first UCAR Board meetings and correspondence between key players in the institution's history, such as Horace Byers, Henry Houghton, Walter Orr Roberts, and others.
- UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection (38)
The UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection documents the history of UCAR and NCAR through interviews, recorded discussions, and lectures by staff and others. The project has a strong focus on the creation and development of NCAR as well as the design and construction of the Mesa Laboratory by I.M. Pei, early in the Center's history.
- UCAR/NCAR Publications Collection (175)
The UCAR/NCAR Publication Collection consists of publications such as brochures, newsletters, reports, and other publications relating to the programs, divisions, history and management of UCAR and NCAR. These materials were gathered over time from various sources and did not originate from one collection. The majority of the collection resides in the NCAR Archives and is not in digital form.
- UCP Pulse
This collection consists of newsletters from UCP. Originally titled UCP Community News, the newsletter was renamed The Pulse in December 2013.
- UNIDATA Records (32)
This collection consists of newsletters from the UNIDATA program.
- Vincent E. Lally Papers (70)
The Vincent E. Lally Papers document over thirty years of using high-altitude balloons in the atmospheric sciences. Dr. Lally's papers include the many projects he oversaw as well as his work at the National Scientific Balloon Facility. These papers include correspondence, research notebooks, data, maps, graphs, and photographs.
- Walter Orr Roberts Collection (294)
This collection consists of writings and photographs created by NCAR's first Director, Walter Orr Roberts.
- Warren M. Washington (114)
The Warren M. Washington Papers document his scientific, professional, and advisory activities, as well as his significant contributions to diversity issues, particularly the enhancement of opportunities for people of color in science. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches and lectures, notes and calculations, clippings, photographs, and other materials.