NCAR Archives Gallery

NCAR Archives Gallery

The NCAR Archives Gallery is located on the second floor of the Mesa Lab in the library.  Ongoing exhibits include photographs and artifacts spanning the history of the institution. Visit the NCAR Archives website to learn more about the archives and explore their online exhibits.  

Special Exhibit

T-Shirts from the Field

A look at some of NCAR's field experiments through the project t-shirts

In order to better understand the atmosphere, researchers use field projects to observe and study a variety of atmospheric phenomena around the globe. Scientists, engineers, software engineers, technical experts, as well as administrative and support staff deploy to a variety of locations to set up instruments and facilities to collect data. Many field projects are interdisciplinary in nature and involve international and inter-agency partnerships. NCAR has participated in over 500 field projects in the last 50 years and many of the early field experiments included a t-shirt worn by participants. This exhibit examines a few of those field projects using the t-shirts as well as photographs and documents from the NCAR Archives.

If you participated in field projects with NCAR and have t-shirts that you would be willing to donate to the NCAR Archives to help complete the collection, please contact the archivist at

CLAWS Project  CLAWS shirt  microburst