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

Revisiting the deepening-warming decoupling theory

An important but poorly understood phenomenon about the stratocumulus (low-lying blanket-like [...] Read more

Detecting the unseen forces controlling thunderstorm formation

The mountains of central Argentina generate some of the most intense thunderstorms in the world. [...] Read more

Prediction for cloud spacing confirmed using stereo cameras

What sets the sizes of clouds and the spacing between them? For shallow cumulus, we can at least [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Quantifying physical parameterization uncertainties associated with land-atmosphere interactions in the WRF model over Amazon


Multi-channel Imager Algorithm (MIA): A novel cloud-top phase classification algorithm


Prediction for cloud spacing confirmed using stereo cameras


Upcoming Meetings

AAAR 39th Annual Conference

18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021

The annual meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) will be held from [...] Read more

2021 AGU Fall Meeting

13 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

This year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting is scheduled from December 13 to 17, [...] Read more

2022 AMS Annual Meeting

23 Jan 2022 - 27 Jan 2022

AMS will take place in Houston from January 23 to 27, 2022. Read more