Benefits and Impacts


No matter the meteorological challenge, the goal is the same: to provide information and tools to end users and the broader public to improve safety and health, while saving time and money. From airline pilots, to truck drivers, to energy managers, to healthcare managers, to troops protecting the nation from chemical releases, experts in NCAR’s Research Applications Laboratory are committed to supporting all sectors in meeting meteorological challenges with creative, practical solutions. Here, scientists and engineers innovate solutions that directly serve society.

RAL's Mission

To conduct fundamental and use-inspired research that contributes to the understanding of the Earth system and its interaction with society; extend the capabilities of the scientific community; and transfer knowledge and technology for the betterment of society.

I have a very strong feeling that science exists to serve human betterment and improve human welfare.      
- Walter Orr Roberts, First NCAR Director

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