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Weather Stations

Mesa Lab - Southwest Boulder, Colorado

Foothills Lab - Northeast Boulder, Colorado

NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center - Cheyenne, Wyoming


Physical Locations

UCAR and NCAR are headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with most activity taking place on four campuses:

  • NCAR Mesa Laboratory and UCAR Fleischmann Building (southwest Boulder)
  • Center Green Campus (northeast Boulder)
  • Foothills Laboratory 0/1/2/3, Foothills Lab 4, and Anthes Building (northeast Boulder)
  • Research Aviation Facility (Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport; Broomfield, Colorado)

Our out-of-state facilities include:

  • NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC), Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Mauna Loa Solar Observatory near Hilo, Hawaii 
  • UCAR Washington Office, Washington, D.C.

Maps and directions to all of these locations can be found here: Contact Us

Visit NCAR
  • Public Tours - Our Visitor Center, with free exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection, is open 363 days a year.


Quick Facts

NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on behalf of NSF and the UCAR university community.

  • NCAR is not a federal agency and its employees are not part of the federal personnel system.
  • Our activities complement those of the federal agencies and we work closely with them.

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