NCAR | National Center for Atmospheric Research

National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder
October 10, 2011

Staff writer The National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, is a research organization that seeks to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and other related systems. NCAR’s building sits on NCAR Mesa at 6,184 feet in elevation, or 754 feet above the city of Boulder. The building was designed by architect I.M. Pei, who drew the dark, reddish-brown color of the nearby flatiron formation into the concrete towers and…

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