New Collection Spotlight: Films and Recordings from NCAR/UCAR History

Over 100 historic films and audio recordings are now available in OpenSky! Browse the full collection now to hear scientific lectures from the 1960s, view some of the earliest computer generated climate model simulations, watch educational science films, and see historic observations of the sun. You can also explore a new online exhibit that features select films and audio to alongside related documents and photos from the NCAR Archives. 


This project was supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. | This project was also supported by the UCAR President's Strategic Initiative Fund.


Still from an animation of the troposphere and stratosphere with rain clouds in a 1972 film entitled Chemistry Above the Clouds.

Still from Chemistry Above the Clouds.

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The NCAR Archives preserves the institutional history of NCAR|UCAR. The Archives acquires, manages, makes accessible resources documenting the activities undertaken by NCAR|UCAR in the areas of Earth systems science research, technology, education, and community building.

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