Staff Notes Daily Announcements

A new Delphi question and answer has been posted about: final performance evaluation score.

To learn more about Delphi, visit the Delphi website.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Friday, August 16, 2019 to Thursday, August 22, 2019

A new Delphi question and answer has been posted about: measures for performance evaluation appraisal levels.

To learn more about Delphi, visit the Delphi website.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Thursday, August 15, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SPEAKER:    Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer

DATE:            20 August 2019  

TIME:             3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

LOCATION:   FL2-1002 (Large Auditorium)


Recently,  temperature, water-vapor, and wind lidar systems became available with turbulence resolution. Particularly, a new combined water-vapor and temperature Raman lidar (WVTRL) is available that measures water-vapor and temperature profiles down to resolutions of 10 s and 7.5 m during daytime and nighttime.

Several applications of these systems are introduced and discussed, which are particularly powerful if thermodynamic and dynamic profiles are observed simultaneously. These cover observations of mean profiles, gradient profiles, and profiles of higher-order turbulent moments of water-vapor and temperature, sensible and latent heat fluxes, dissipation rates, and the molecular destruction of moisture and temperature variances.

Four applications are presented: 1) The measurement of profiles and time-height cross sections turbulent quantities and fluxes for budget analyses, 2) the derivation of flux-gradient relationships in the interfacial layer at the PBL top for the development of turbulence parameterizations, 3) the study of surface layer profiles using lidar scans for tests of MOST, 4) and the assimilation of temperature and water-vapor profiles in mesoscale models using ensemble-based data assimilation techniques. The future potential of these measurements provided by observatories and ground-based networks is discussed.

Posted by Melissa Ward at ext. 8713,

Thursday, August 15, 2019 to Tuesday, August 20, 2019

**Please note time correction from original announcement**

The 10th cohort of UCAR|NCAR Equity and inclusION (UNEION) training is starting at the end of August! To date, more than 140 colleagues at our organization have participated in this training experience. A UNEION participant from Spring ’19 said of UNEION “Must do. It will change the way you see yourself and others, and how you treat others and live your life in general. It's emotionally draining but incredibly rewarding. “

This is a unique learning opportunity to join a cohort of your colleagues in discussion, readings, and activities that will broaden your understanding of ways in which various identities can affect our experiences in society and the workplace. UNEION is a four-part training series with a new topic covered each meeting and there is about 3-4 hours of preparation work before each session. You must register for ALL FOUR sessions to participate. The four sessions will be held as follows: 

  • Thursday, August 29, EOL Atrium 1-4pm
  • Thursday, September 26, EOL Atrium 1- 4 pm
  • Thursday, October 24, CG1 2126, 1-4 pm
  • Thursday, November 14, EOL Atrium, 1-4 pm

To register please log into the Connect Website: Select the link titled "View the EOD Training Calendar and Register for Courses" and search for “UNEION”. 

We look forward to having another invested cohort engage in the UNEION curriculum. If you have questions or need more information please contact Kristen Aponte.

Posted by Kristen Aponte at ext. 1657,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In order to reduce operational costs and be more efficient, we are asking employees to order copy paper directly from your office supply vendor; Faison office products or Veritiv paper products.

Logistics Operations will still deliver your paper orders in a prompt manner. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

Joe Lujan

Posted by Joseph Lujan at ext. 8523,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Two new Delphi questions and answers has been posted about the custodial schedule.

To learn more about Delphi, visit the Delphi website.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Enhance the security of your personal information, and reduce the impact of phishing by enrolling in the two-factor authentication method named Duo. Duo adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Duo is configured and in use with Workday, Google, Concur and UProcure (just to name a few) and works with UCAR's Active Directory (CIT password) solution.

Duo can be used via a smartphone application, a callback to any phone number, or Yubikey. The most convenient method is to use the Duo smartphone application. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in to UCAR Duo enrolled applications, even if they know your CIT password.

To get started, send an email to requesting enrollment in Duo. The Help Desk will be in contact with you via phone or email to complete your enrollment.

Information and presentations about Duo can be found at this web address: Duo information

Additional information about UCAR application authentication methods can be found here: UCAR User Authentication (login required; identifies which services use Duo and which use other authentication methods)

Posted by CISL Help Desk at ext. 2400,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Less than a week remains to register for the NCAR/ACOM Frontiers of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry: Integration of Novel Applications and Technological Endeavors (FASCINATE) Workshop that will be held at Center Green during September 9th to 11th. We will bring together experts in novel uses of satellite data, advanced statistics and machine learning as well as linking air quality and health. Poster submissions remain open until registration closes. For more information, see the website and the program at

Registration closes August 23.

Posted by Rebecca Buchholz at ext. 1492,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to Friday, August 23, 2019

A new Delphi question and answer has been posted about: facility security concerns.

To learn more about Delphi, visit the Delphi website.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to Monday, August 19, 2019

Please view the New Hires and Departures as of Friday, August 09, 2019 at the link below:

Posted by Evette Aragon at ext. 8725,

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to Tuesday, August 27, 2019


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