Reconstructed NCAR Research Aviation Facility Supporting Major Field Campaigns


The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is celebrating the completed reconstruction of a major research facility in Colorado that supports airborne science projects across the globe.

A ribbon-cutting was held today for the NCAR Research Aviation Facility (RAF), which is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The new $25 million building, which replaces one that was more than half a century old, expands NCAR’s capacity to support critical field projects that lead to advances in weather, water, climate, and air quality research.