NCAR/UCAR Image and Multimedia Gallery

The NCAR|UCAR Image and Multimedia Gallery includes photos and illustrations of weather, water, climate, and solar phenomena. GET STARTED: In the SEARCH OPENSKY box above, enter words such as air pollution, clouds, floods, lightning, rainbows, tornadoes, or storms - to name just a few possibilities. The gallery also includes photos of scientists and engineers at work, research instruments and aircraft, field projects, landscapes, educational settings, supercomputers, NCAR|UCAR facilities, and more. Use this CREDIT for all images: Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). By [insert name of photographer when listed], licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License, via OpenSky. (For commercial use contact copyright@ucar.edu.)


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Altostratus clouds (DI02395)
Altostratus clouds (DI02395)
These altostratus clouds have wave-like features causing the pattern at the top of the image. Altostratus clouds appear as thin gray or blue-gray layers and are formed by a rising air mass. They are midlevel clouds (6,500-20,000 feet in altitude).
Amy Honchar
Amy Honchar
Amy Honchar
An eclipse in Australia (DI02683), Photograph by Lance Jones
An eclipse in Australia (DI02683), Photograph by Lance Jones
"The early morning sky was cloudy to the point where we missed 'first contact', the time at which the Moon starts to block out the Sun," says HAO's Scott McIntosh, who is heading up the Eclipse Megamovie Project with colleagues at NCAR and the University of California, Berkeley. This scientific cliffhanger had a happy ending: the clouds parted just before totality, allowing people on hand to witness the Sun fully obscured by the Moon above the Coral Sea for about two minutes.
An old wind pump and a modern wind turbine (DI01915)
An old wind pump and a modern wind turbine (DI01915)
This image contrasts a wind pump used to draw water from farm wells for cattle and a modern wind turbine, both examples of environmentally sustainable technology. The wind turbine is part of the Cedar Creek wind farm. Completed in 2007, the Cedar Creek wind farm east of Grover, Colorado includes more than 250 turbines and generates roughly 300 megawatts of energy. As wind energy grows in importance, scientists at NCAR are studying how wind turbines and farms interact with the atmosphere and how their output can be better predicted and managed.
An old wind pump and a modern wind turbine (DI01916)
An old wind pump and a modern wind turbine (DI01916)
This image contrasts a wind pump used to draw water from farm wells for cattle and a modern wind turbine, both examples of environmentally sustainable technology. The wind turbine is part of the Cedar Creek wind farm. Completed in 2007, the Cedar Creek wind farm east of Grover, Colorado includes more than 250 turbines and generates roughly 300 megawatts of energy. As wind energy grows in importance, scientists at NCAR are studying how wind turbines and farms interact with the atmosphere and how their output can be better predicted and managed.
An old wind pump and modern wind turbines (DI01918)
An old wind pump and modern wind turbines (DI01918)
This image contrasts a wind pump used to draw water from farm wells for cattle and modern wind turbines . Both are examples of environmentally sustainable technology. The wind turbines are part of the Cedar Creek wind farm. Completed in 2007, the Cedar Creek wind farm east of Grover, Colorado includes more than 250 turbines and generates roughly 300 megawatts of energy. As wind energy grows in importance, scientists at NCAR are studying how wind turbines and farms interact with the atmosphere and how their output can be better predicted and managed.
An old wind pump and modern wind turbines (DI01919)
An old wind pump and modern wind turbines (DI01919)
This image contrasts a wind pump used to draw water from farm wells for cattle and modern wind turbines . Both are examples of environmentally sustainable technology. The wind turbines are part of the Cedar Creek wind farm. Completed in 2007, the Cedar Creek wind farm east of Grover, Colorado includes more than 250 turbines and generates roughly 300 megawatts of energy. As wind energy grows in importance, scientists at NCAR are studying how wind turbines and farms interact with the atmosphere and how their output can be better predicted and managed.
Analemma (DI01408), Photo by Ronen Mir
Analemma (DI01408), Photo by Ronen Mir
This photo shows the position of the Sun between the summer (top) and winter (bottom) solstices. This eight shaped figure is called Analemma.This photograph of the Sun was taken once a week at the same time, over an entire year. It was taken at the Clore Garden of Science, Israel.
Andrew Heymsfield (DI02348)
Andrew Heymsfield (DI02348)
To better understand the effects of clouds on climate, Andy Heymsfield studies the microphysical and radiative properties of ice clouds. He uses instruments aboard research aircraft to measure cloud particle shapes and particle size distributions. Heymsfield has played a key role in developing software packages and analytic models to interpret those observations. His products are used in both cloud and general circulation models. Heymsfield is a researcher in NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division.
Andrew Monaghan (DI02327)
Andrew Monaghan (DI02327)
Monaghan focuses on computer models to study weather and climate, with an emphasis on climate change as well as on the impacts of climate on human health. His recent research, which shows that climate models have overstated warming in Antarctica, will help scientists improve climate models and better understand how Antarctica will respond to climate change. Monaghan is also involved in a project to study climate in Uganda, where factors such as temperature and precipitation play an important role in the transmission of plague. Monaghan works in NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory.
Andrew Watt
Andrew Watt
Andrew Watt
Aneka Finely
Aneka Finely
Aneka Finely

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