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

Assessing marine warm cloud albedo susceptibility to aerosol perturbations

The sensitivity of cloud brightness (ability to cool the Earth through reflecting sunlight) to [...] Read more

Evaluating precipitation occurrence in the NASA-GISS ModelE3 ESM against MICRE observations

Precipitation is the primary sink of cloud condensate in the extratropics, but quantifying the [...] Read more

A comprehensive analysis of mixed-phase cloud-base snow properties over an arctic ARM site

By applying an inverse model, which leverages a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm, to a [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Aggregation-induced enhancements in aerosol absorption and scattering across the black-brown continuum


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


Plant versus local soil inorganic ionic composition: The relationship to biomass smoke


Upcoming Meetings

Facilities for Atmospheric Research and Education (FARE) Workshop

18 September 2023 - 22 September 2023

The NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University of Wyoming are co-hosting the [...] Read more

AAAR Annual Conference

2 October 2023 - 6 October 2023

The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) is a nonprofit professional organization for [...] Read more

AeroCom/AeroSAT Conference 2023

16 October 2023 - 20 October 2023

AeroCom is an open international initiative of scientists interested in the advancement of the [...] Read more