The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric System Research program advances process-level understanding of the key interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, dynamics, and thermodynamics, with the ultimate goal of reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate simulations and projections.

Research Highlights

Fine-scale variability of surface albedo on the Southern Great Plains

Sunlight reflected by the Earth’s surface, known as surface albedo, has a large impact on [...] Read more

New perspectives on cloud regimes over the Amazon Basin

The assumptions underpinning climate model cloud-process representations are often poorly [...] Read more

Long-term ARM observations provide insights into tropical deep convective cloud growth

Acting as atmospheric “elevators,” tropical deep convective clouds (TDCCs) transport [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

7 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020

The 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be mostly virtual this year. According [...] Read more

2021 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

10 Jan 2021 - 14 Jan 2021

Sessions for the 2021 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting are being announced. [...] Read more

The 10th International Cloud Modeling Workshop

26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021

Due to COVID-19, the International Cloud Modeling Workshop in Pune, India is rescheduled for July [...] Read more