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  1. Photograph of Mercy Borbor-Cordova

    Seeking human and environmental health

    Mercy Borbor-Cordova, NCAR's Advanced Study Program • Two things are critical for academic success, says Borbor-Cordova, who combines interests in environmental science and public policy. One is persistence. The other is what makes persistence possible: choosing subject(s) you really love.

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  2. color plot of wind strength

    NCAR forecasts will help Xcel Energy harness wind

    The highly detailed forecasts will help the utility use power from turbines when sufficient winds are predicted.

    • Weather

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  3. Mercy Borbor-Cordova

    Mercy Borbor-Cordova's research projects extend from the equator across South America and on to Antarctica. From her hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador, she has built a career that spans three continents, is conducted in two languages, encompasses the oceans and atmosphere, and brings together scientists, policymakers, and impoverished communities.

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  4. HIAPER aircraft during the HIPPO mission

    Pole-to-pole flights provide first global picture of greenhouse gases

    A team of scientists has successfully flown from the Arctic to the Antarctic this month, the first step in a three-year project to make the most extensive airborne measurements of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to date.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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