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

Machine Learning Techniques Speed Up Aircraft Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Analyses

Human and natural emissions contribute to the formation of fine particles in the atmosphere, [...] Read more

Measuring Ice Nucleating Activity in the Ambient Atmosphere

Ice nucleating particles (INPs) are a rare subset of particles that can have an outsized impact [...] Read more

Polarimetric radar vertical profiles’ climatology in continental/tropical MCSs and hurricanes

Various cloud systems, including 13 continental MCSs, 10 marine MCSs, and 11 landfalling [...] Read more

Recent Publications

A high-resolution planetary boundary layer height seasonal climatology from GNSS radio occultations


Contemporary sources dominate carbonaceous aerosol on the North Slope of Alaska


Aerosols consistently suppress the convective boundary layer development


Upcoming Meetings

Fire and Climate 2022

23 May 2022 - 27 May 2022

The International Association of Wildland Fire has announced the Call for Papers for the Fire and [...] Read more

20th Conference on Mountain Meteorology

27 June 2022 - 1 July 2022

The 20th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, hosted by the American Meteorological Society and [...] Read more

Register now for the 2022 International Radiation Symposium

4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022

The quadrennial International Radiation Symposium (IRS) will be held from July 4 to 8 in [...] Read more