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

Mixing state of black-carbon particles from wildfires remains dynamic throughout their lifetime

The evolution of the mixing state of black carbon-containing particles formed by wildfires is [...] Read more

Identification of the ice-nucleating agents in sea spray aerosol by microspectroscopic analysis

Over the oceans, breaking waves and wind over the sea surface can loft sea spray aerosols (SSA) [...] Read more

Assessing raindrop breakup parameterizations using disdrometer observations

This study compares the size and number concentration of raindrop [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

12 December 2022 - 16 December 2022

The AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of [...] Read more

2023 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting

8 January 2023 - 12 January 2023

The 2023 AMS Annual Meeting will be held 8–12 January 2023 in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado [...] Read more