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Atmospheric Science Center Gets New Leader

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Thomas J. Bogdan (credit:

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The organization that manages an atmospheric research center in Colorado and a new supercomputer in Wyoming has chosen a new leader.

Thomas J. Bogdan will become president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research or UCAR in January.

His selection was announced Tuesday. He succeeds Richard Anthes, who is retiring after 23 years as president.

Bogdan is currently director of the Space Weather Prediction Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. The center studies severe weather, climate change, geomagnetic storms and other environmental factors.

The atmospheric research center is building a supercomputing center in Cheyenne, Wyo. A $70 million building is nearly complete. The computer is expected to cost $25 million to $35 million.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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