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

Surface-atmosphere decoupling prolongs stratocumulus persistence under warm advection

Enhancing the understanding of stratocumulus (Sc) cloud responses to meteorological factors [...] Read more

Importance of representing the haze particles in convection cloud chamber simulations

Cloud droplets develop from aerosol particles. But before an aerosol particle activates to a [...] Read more

Predicting airflow above canopies in complex terrain

Mathematically describing air flow in the vicinity of tall canopies is required in a plethora of [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Evaluation of WRF simulation of deep convection in the US Southern Great Plains


The inclusion of the MT_CKD water vapor continuum model in the HITRAN molecular spectroscopic database


Upcoming Meetings

Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT) Workshop

25 May 2023 - 26 May 2023

The Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT) is a new comprehensive, high [...] Read more

14th International Precipitation Conference (IPC14)

5 June 2023 - 9 June 2023

The 14th International Precipitation Conference (IPC14) will take place on June 5-9, 2023, at the [...] Read more

36th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2023)

19 June 2023 - 23 June 2023

The ICAM 2023 Plenary Sessions will be held as a hybrid event in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from 19 [...] Read more