Our misson and vision

The Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM) aims to benefit society by increasing an understanding and knowledge of the mesoscale (1–1000 km) and microscale (10-6 – 1000m) aspects of weather and climate.

MMM collaborates with other National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) labs to improve Earth-system predictability through researching the process and prediction surrounding mesoscale and microscale atmospheric phenomena. MMM also plays a central role in the atmospheric simulation capability across NCAR.

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Research Sections

We are focused on improving the ways in which we communicate atmospheric processes and predictions, in order to help others understand how advances in atmospheric science will benefit society

Capacity Center for Climate & Weather Extremes

Identifying the multi-scale Earth System processes that drive high-impact weather on sub-seasonal to climate timescales.

Dynamical & Physical Meteorology Section

Carries out basic and applied research on atmospheric phenomena spanning a wide range of scales

Prediction, Assimilation & Risk Communication Section

Studies advanced techniques for data assimilation and probabilistic weather forecasts, and the intersections between weather hazards and society

Weather Modeling & Research Section

Advancing research and development in mesoscale meteorology and numerical weather prediction

Geophysical Turbulence Program

Promote research, education and awareness of geophysical turbulence at NCAR and in the scientific community. Pages for historical purposes only