NCAR & UCAR Communications

NCAR|UCAR Communications handles science communication, media relations, and internal communication across the organization. 



Our visual presence, digitally and in print, represents our collective identity and shared efforts to advance science in service to society. Communications provides guidance to labs, programs, and departments in the implementation of these organization-wide standards.

Style Guide

Our guide to writing style and a handful of grammar questions clarifies the editing practices of NCAR|UCAR Communications. It reflects style decisions made over the course of many years, but is continually updated and expanded. Other staff are not compelled to follow it, but the guide has proven useful to anyone in NCAR or UCAR seeking advice on style matters.



  • Our main web presence
  • Includes news releases, feature stories, and other announcments
  • The primary audience is external, including journalists, the general public, policy makers, and the broader science community



  • Our media relations team helps connect reporters with our experts
  • We organize news conferences, send out expert tip sheets, and pitch individual reporters

Social media

  • We connect with the broader scientific community, the science-curious public, and the media through our social media channels
  • We are active on:


  • We reach many of our target audiences through specialized email newsletters
  • NCAR & UCAR Science is a roundup of our latest science stories
  • UCAR Update provides news about opportunities, resources, and deadlines relevant to faculty and students 


Staff Notes Daily


All-staff emails

  • We consult about and edit internal messages from leadership to staff 

Questions or assistance

View staff photos, contact info, and descriptions of what we do on the NCAR & UCAR News site:

Or get in touch via our contact form.