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NIST

See also: NIST Boulder Website

Q: How do I arrange a tour of NIST Boulder?
A: http://www.boulder.nist.gov/tours.htm

Q: Where can I get the official time from the atomic clock?
A: http://www.time.gov/

Q: Where can I learn more about the WWV (radio station that broadcasts the atomic time signal and more)?
A: http://www.nist.gov/physlab/div847/grp40/wwv.cfm

Q: Who do I contact about using the NIST auditorium/conference rooms?
A: Wendy McBride, (303) 497-3693, wendy.mcbride@nist.gov

Q: Who do I contact about having NIST come to my school or event to speak?
A: Jim Burrus, (303) 497-4789, jburrus@boulder.nist.gov

Q:Where do I find information on the history of NIST
A:http://www.100.nist.gov/

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NOAA

See also: NOAA Boulder Labs (see menu on left)

Q: How do I arrange a tour of NOAA Boulder?
A: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/outreach/tours.html

Q: Who do I contact about having NOAA scientists come to my school or event to speak?
A: Carol Knight, 303-497-6401, Carol.Knight@noaa.gov OR Ronda Lange, 303-497-6045, Rhonda.K.Lange@noaa.gov

Q: Who do I contact for more information about Science on a Sphere?
A: William (Bill) Bendel
Phone: 303-497-6708
Fax: 303-497-6758
Email: William.B.Bendel@noaa.gov
http://sos.noaa.gov/about/contacts.html

Q: Is there a phone number I can call to get Denver and surrounding area weather forecasts?
A: Yes, (303) 494-4221

Q: Who is the state climatologist for Colorado:
A: Nolan Doesken, 970.491.3690, nolan@atmos.colostate.edu, http://ccc.atmos.colostate.edu/

Q: How do I find the climatologists for other states?
A: http://www.stateclimate.org/

Q: Where do I get certified weather data that can be used in a court of law?
A: NCDC - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/about/ncdcordering.html (be sure to request certified data)

Q: What weather data is available from NCDC?
A: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/climatedata.html

Q: Can I access NCDC data online for free?
A: Some data is available free to the public, other data can be accessed free from any NOAA, federal or federal depository library (University of Colorado is a federal depository library (FDL). For more FDL locations see: http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp )

Q: Where do I get snow/rain data for stations/cities not covered by NCDC data?
A: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListDailyPrecipReports.aspx

Q: Where do I get measurements of Aerosols, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Surface Ozone, Ozonsondes, Water Vapor, Station Meteorology, Halocarbons, Radiation, SURFRAD, & Atmospheric Transport?
A: NOAA Global Monitoring Division:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/iadv/   OR
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/ftpdata.html

Q: Where can I get the current space weather conditions and forecasts?
A: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Q: How do I subscribe to the Solar Indices Bulletin?
A: Contact, NGDC, Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division, (303) 497-6761.
It is also available online at: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/solar/sibintro.html

Q: Where do I find sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset & moon phase data?
A: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/data-services

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NTIA (ITS)

See also: NTIA, ITS Website

Q: Who do I contact to obtain an ITS document that the library dosen't own?
A: ITS Publications: Lilli Serge, (303) 497-3572, lsegre@its.bldrdoc.gov

Q: What type of research is being done at Table Mountain North of Boulder?
A: http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/table_mountain/

Q: Where can I get the United States Frequency Allocation Chart?
A: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/allochrt.html

Q: Where do I find information on the history of ITS
A: http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/index.php

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