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

Understanding the conditions of efficient ice nucleation

Atmospheric aerosols serve as ice nucleating particles under wide temperature and humidity [...] Read more

Ice nucleation ability: Loess and more

Loess particles, silt-sized terrestrial sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust, [...] Read more

Land surface variations influence shallow cloud populations

Shallow clouds occur over many areas of the world and are an important component of [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

Improvement and Calibration of Clouds in Models

16 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020

The goal of this workshop is to discuss and share the latest improvements of atmospheric [...] Read more

2020 ARM/ASR Joint Meeting

22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020

Join your ARM and ASR colleagues at the June 2020 ARM/ASR joint meeting in Rockville, Maryland. The [...] Read more