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

Probing the vertical profile of new particle formation and growth with models and observations

This study seeks insights into the governing mechanisms of new particle formation (NPF) over the [...] Read more

Supersaturation variability from scalar mixing: Evaluation of a new subgrid-scale model using DNS

Supersaturation is a key driver for cloud droplet activation and growth, and its nonlinear [...] Read more

Evolution of droplet size distributions during the transition of stratocumulus clouds to open cells

Low-level stratocumulus clouds critically impact Earth's energy budget by reflecting incoming [...] Read more

Recent Publications

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


Multiscale Analysis of Surface Heterogeneity–Induced Convection on Isentropic Coordinates


Upcoming Meetings

Cloud Tracking Workshop

17 April 2023 - 21 April 2023

A hybrid workshop covering applications, key tools, opportunities, and datasets Aims Lagrangian [...] Read more

2023 European Geosciences Union General Assembly

23 April 2023 - 28 April 2023

Held in Vienna, Austria and online, the EGU General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists [...] Read more

Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate Workshop

17 May 2023 - 19 May 2023

This year’s ACPC workshop will be held on May 17-19, 2023 at Texas Southern University in [...] Read more