Welcome to NCAR's FY1997 Annual Scientific Report. This website contains information about the scientific and technologic activities of the National Center for Atmospheric Research over the past fiscal year. In addition to descriptions of all the research activities NCAR scientists pursue, we have included a message from our Director, listings of the publications written by NCAR staff and their collaborators over the past year, and the educational and community outreach activities in which NCAR staff participate. Several scientific highlights have also been selected to introduce you to the breadth of our programs. We encourage you to follow the many links to our divisions and programs to learn more about our work in the atmospheric and related sciences.