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  1. Recovering energy and cultural resources

    Bret Harper, Consultant • Harper's graduate study focused on wind climatology, but he works on a variety of questions as a consultant, including hydroelectric feasibility studies, dam inspections, and integrated resource planning.

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  2. Searching for Sun-like stars with satellites and supercomputers

    Travis Metcalfe, NCAR's High Altitude Observatory • How common are planets like Earth around other stars like the Sun? Are we unique, rare, or typical in that regard? Metcalfe likes asking big questions.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  3. Bret Harper

    The renewable energy consultant glimpsed the life of a research scientist while earning his bachelor's and master's degrees. He'd go back for a Ph.D. if he ever felt the need, but at the moment he's an articulate proponent of a career in the business world.

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  4. Color visualization of globe with North Pole in center

    Melting Greenland ice sheets may threaten northeast United States, Canada

    Melting of the Greenland ice sheet may drive more water than previously thought toward the already threatened coastlines of New York, Boston, Halifax, and other cities in the northeastern United States and Canada.

    • Climate

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  5. Analyzing asteroseismic data from the Kepler mission

    A new technique developed at NCAR will help asteroseismologists learn about stars from their oscillations, or “starquakes.” These variations in the brightness of stars reveal information about their internal structures.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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