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

Diffusion in large organic aerosols influences growth of ultrafine atmospheric particles

The dynamics of how aerosol particles grow and their size evolves, along with how they affect [...] Read more

Bridging the model-data divide for shallow convection

Combining large-scale atmospheric models and observations presents a long-standing challenge for [...] Read more

Afternoon convection favored over drier or wetter land surface depending on atmospheric state

A strong negative feedback of dry soil on convective initiation was found in atmospheric states [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Upcoming Meetings

Improvement and Calibration of Clouds in Models

22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, this meeting is now postponed until April 12 to 16, 2021. However, [...] Read more

2020 ARM/ASR Joint Meeting (Online)

23 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020

The 2020 Joint ARM/ASR User Facility and Principal Investigators Meeting will be a “virtual” [...] Read more

International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation 2020

3 Aug 2020 - 7 Aug 2020

Due to COVID-19, this conference is postponed until 2021. The abstract submission system will [...] Read more