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

Thermals, thermal chains, and plumes: what controls the basic structure of cumulus convection?

Two basic conceptual models have traditionally served as a basis for understanding moist [...] Read more

Anthropogenic aerosols prolong fog lifetime

Aerosol-cloud interactions, especially aerosol effects on cloud lifetime, remain uncertain and [...] Read more

AI scales up processed-based aerosol modeling

This study produced global maps that show how the chemicals in atmospheric aerosols are more or [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Atmospheric ice nucleating particle measurements and parameterization representative for Indian region


Anthropogenic aerosols prolong fog lifetime in China


Upcoming Meetings

Workshop on Autonomous Discovery in Science and Engineering

20 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021

The application of artificial intelligence/machine learning methods to experimental and [...] Read more

AmeriFlux Land-Atmosphere Interactions Workshop

10 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021

From June 10 to 11, 2021, join colleagues for an interactive, virtual workshop with leaders in the [...] Read more

ARM/ASR 2021 Virtual Joint Meeting

21 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021

The Joint Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) [...] Read more