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Meeting Moves ASR Science and the ARM Facility Forward
May 26, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Reminder: 2016 Science Team Meeting presentations need to be uploaded here by May 27. About 240 Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientists and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility staff met May 2 to 5 at the 2016 Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting in Tysons Corner, Virginia, to review progress from the past year and plan [...]

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Nature Geoscience Article: Raindrops Disperse Climate-Critical Organic Particles
May 26, 2016 [ Program News ]       
ARM site plays a role in a novel finding on rain events and airborne carbonaceous particles On March 26, 2014, a strong rainstorm swept through a region of open farmland around Lamont, Oklahoma. The next day, a scientist looking at an air sample collected during the rain event made an observation that could alter the way [...]

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Young ASR Researcher Receives White House Award
May 26, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Gijs de Boer commands an Arctic air force of unmanned miniature planes Making an appearance at the White House in early May was 36-year-old Gijs de Boer, who is both an Atmospheric System Research scientist and ARM Climate Research Facility user. He is a prolific researcher with the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science [...]

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An ASR ‘Green Ocean’ Project Wraps Up its Amazon Data Gathering, Prompts a Coming Tide of Papers
May 26, 2016 [ Program News ]       
A 2-year study of atmospheric chemistry over vast Amazonia juxtaposes pristine and polluted environments The Amazon River pours more water into the ocean than any other: 20 percent of the riverine discharge in the world, which fans into an Atlantic Ocean estuary 240 kilometers wide. The Amazon is also the second longest river on the [...]

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Atmospheric System Research Sponsored Workshop on Absorbing Aerosols
May 26, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Light-absorbing aerosol particles contribute substantially to the net uncertainty in aerosol forcing of climate, despite their small abundance compared to non-absorbing aerosol particles.  Their importance and influence on climate is directly linked to their ability to absorb solar energy, subsequently heating the atmosphere and, depending upon their vertical distribution, affecting atmospheric dynamics and cloud formation [...]

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Atmospheric Convection Workshop Held
May 20, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Atmospheric moist convection is a primary process through which much of the heat from the surface of the Earth is transported to the upper troposphere. This process starts out with the formation of small shallow clouds that rise from the boundary layer, which under the right environmental conditions grow into deep thunderstorms that produce rain. These [...]

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ACME/ARM/ASR, or AAA, Workshop Report Available on DOE Website
May 10, 2016 [ Program News ]       
While the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) and Earth System Modeling (ESM) programs have made considerable contributions to the understanding of the atmospheric component of Earth’s climate system and to development and evaluation of global climate model parameterizations, greater advances may follow from [...]

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Supplemental Awards Available for Graduate Students
Feb 24, 2016 [ Program News ]       
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is accepting new applications for supplemental funds to conduct part of applicant's thesis research at a DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are [...]

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ASR Marine Low Clouds Workshop Held
Feb 15, 2016 [ Program News ]       
While they may not elicit the excitement and drama of their deeper, more-intense, sibling thunderstorm clouds that are associated with severe weather and catastrophic damage, low clouds over oceans are important players in the Earth’s climate story. Marine low clouds represent one of the largest uncertainties and most important feedback factors in current-generation climate models. [...]

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New Funding Opportunity Announced
Feb 06, 2016 [ Program News ]       
On February 5, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) opened a new DOE national laboratory announcement and a companion funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV) activity. The CMDV activity is a new effort to improve climate model architecture, software, and computational design to [...]

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University of California, Davis, Seeking Assistant Professor of Cloud Physics and Climate Change
Jan 22, 2016 [ Employment Opportunities ]       
The Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, is seeking an assistant professor of cloud physics and climate change. This position will conduct mission-oriented research for the California Agricultural Experiment Station for an academic year (9 months). The Department of Land, Air, [...]

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2016 Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting
Jan 19, 2016 [ Events ]       
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting (Joint PI Meeting) brings together the ASR Program and the ARM Climate Research Facility as world leaders in climate science. This meeting brings together nearly 350 ASR researchers and ARM Facility users and infrastructure members to review progress and plan future directions [...]

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ASR Colleagues Honored at 2016 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Jan 06, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Three Atmospheric System Research colleagues will be honored this week, January 10 through 14, at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in New Orleans. One has been elected as a fellow; another will receive the highest honor the society can bestow on a scientist; and one has been acknowledged for outstanding [...]

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Research Activities for ASR at 2015 AGU Fall Meeting
Dec 09, 2015 [ Program News ]       
At the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 14-18, nearly 24,000 scientists from around the world are gathering to share their latest research results in all areas of Earth science. Connect with Atmospheric System Research scientists by attending their session or visit their poster. Below are a few items of note [...]

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ASR Colleagues Elected into AGU Fellowship
Dec 09, 2015 [ Program News ]       
When the American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced the election of sixty new 2015 fellows in July, five of them were distinguished Atmospheric System Research (ASR) colleagues. Each year, individual AGU members are honored for exceptional scientific contributions and acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Since the AGU fellows program was established [...]

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