Welcome to NCAR Archives

The Archives seeks to preserve the institutional memory of UCAR/NCAR/UCP. The Archives acquires, processes, manages, and makes accessible to staff and researchers high quality information resources documenting the broad spectrum of activities undertaken by UCAR/NCAR/UCP in the areas of research, technology, education, and community building.

Use the NCAR Archives to:

  • Study how atmospheric science has changed over time
  • Learn about the history of NCAR
  • Research the unique architecture of the Mesa Laboratory 
  • Explore past field projects and scientific studies

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, here's a press release from the archives detailing how NCAR participated in the first ever Earth Day celebration in 1970. 

There is more about Earth Day at NCAR in the collections in OpenSky.


Image from the front page of NCAR Staff Notes showing a cartoon planet with a bandage around it and a caption that reads: "earth needs your help."

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Visits to the NCAR Archives are by appointment only. If you would like to come to the Archives, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

The Archives are located at the Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO. View directions and a map.