UCAR Affiliation

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

In 2014, Appalachian State University became an affiliated institution within the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. This "consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences." Benefits of this affiliation include a host of research and educational resources and opportunities to deepen and broaden collaborations.

Why did Appalachian State University join UCAR?

UCAR provides services to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the universities through its community programs and by advocating for strong federal science budgets on behalf of the geosciences community.

What universities in our region are members of UCAR?

For a complete list, visit their website.

  • Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC
  • The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

What are some of the resources provided by UCAR?

UCAR's Community Programs bring geoscience communities together to address large-scale, integrated research and education challenges. This initiative also provides innovative resources, tools, and services in support of the research and education goals of the atmospheric and Earth system sciences community. A major focus is making sure the science from NCAR and UCAR institutions are translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.The following activities provide a framework for university member services of UCAR:

  • Education and training services to weather forecasters, hydrologists, oceanographers, environmental and social scientists, and students;

  • Resources to meet research, education, and societal needs;

  • Streaming data access, tools, and services;

  • Building and hosting community-initiated and -led projects;

  • Providing conference, workshop, travel, and program support.