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

Soot particle variations affect climate modeling

Black carbon, or soot, enters the air mainly as a byproduct of fuel combustion and absorbs [...] Read more

When urban and natural emissions hang out at night

Human-caused pollution exerts an important but uncertain control on the formation of secondary [...] Read more

Automated identification of cloud types at the ARM Southern Great Plains site

Different types of clouds have different radiative forcing. This means researchers quantifying [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Upcoming Meetings

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

2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

7 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020

AGU’s 2020 fall meeting is scheduled for December 7 to 11 in San Francisco. However, with the [...] 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