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

Climate sensitivity and the direct effect of carbon dioxide in a limited-area cloud-resolving model

In this study, cloud-resolving simulations are shown to exhibit a dramatic increase in [...] Read more

Sensitivity of simulated deep convection to a stochastic ice microphysics framework

Observations show that atmospheric ice particle properties vary at different times and locations [...] Read more

Estimation of pressure perturbations needed to explain contact nucleation

The pressure perturbation hypothesis, which arose from recent lab experiments, has been proposed [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

5G Enabled Energy Innovation Workshop (5GEEIW)

10 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel, Chicago. Emerging advanced wireless networks such as fifth-generation [...] Read more

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