National Center for Atmospheric ResearchGovernment

United States

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Foundation: 1960

Mission: To understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; To support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; and To foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth.

Vision: A world-class research center leading, promoting and facilitating innovation in the atmospheric and related Earth and Sun systems sciences



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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 666th303rd598th274th
Computer Science 596th262nd494th238th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 103rd33rd70th33rd
Energy 401st130th290th117th
Environmental Science 220th63rd145th60th
Mathematics 287th90th207th85th
Physics and Astronomy 656th308th582nd285th
Social Sciences 419th153rd357th133rd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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