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Smoke and Clouds above the Atlantic: Biomass Burning Aerosol and Climate
Jul 25, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Journal article outlines an international campaign to study the impact of African fires A map of large-scale fires in the world is dominated by a broad red slash across the continent of Africa. From July through October, intense emissions of biomass burning aerosol (smoke) rise from the savannas of southern Africa and blow westward over the [...]

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Project Funding Recommended
Jul 25, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy opens annual funding opportunities to support fundamental research and scientific user facilities to deliver the scientific discoveries and major scientific tools that transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. The Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program, within the DOE Office [...]

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ASR Marine Low Clouds Workshop Report Available Online
Jul 25, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted the ASR Marine Low Clouds Workshop January 27 to 29, 2016. A report of the findings of the workshop, drafted by co-chairs Michael Jensen and Jian Wang from Brookhaven, and Robert Wood from University of Washington, is now available on the ASR website. A summary of the workshop titled [...]

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Call for Abstracts for AGU Fall Meeting and AMS Annual Meeting
Jun 29, 2016 [ Events ]       
Sessions for this year’s Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union and Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society are being announced. If you will be leading a session, please let us know. Sessions shared with us will be added to this web page and shared in two emails to be sent July 20 and [...]

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ASR CARES Package of Science
Jun 27, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Six years ago this month (June), 60 scientists, engineers, pilots, and instrument technicians—many funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program—swarmed over a region of northern California that was an ideal locale for investigating air quality where city meets nature. During 26 days of research flights and ground-based measurements for the Carbonaceous [...]

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BAMS Article Reports on a Data-Rich Storm Clouds Campaign
Jun 27, 2016 [ Program News ]       
We have all seen a child’s landscape drawing and its archetypal components: a yellow sun, puffy white clouds in a blue sky, and the green Earth below. Let an adult add invisible aerosols, the minute atmospheric particles that absorb or scatter sunlight, and you have climate science in a nutshell—the study of radiation, clouds, precipitation, [...]

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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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