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

Cellular organization in marine boundary-layer clouds

Marine boundary-layer clouds regularly exhibit two distinct organizations at horizontal scales [...] Read more

New techniques highlight model-predicted storm growth successes and failures

Accurately predicting storms in weather and climate forecasts depends on having realistic [...] Read more

Evolving CO2 rather than SST accelerates GCM convergence by a factor of ten

An earlier paper (Romps 2020) applied an inverse climate-modeling method to rapidly equilibrate [...] Read more

Recent Publications

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


Transport and chemistry of isoprene and its oxidation products in deep convective clouds


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


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