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

Long-term single-column model intercomparison of diurnal cycle of precipitation

General circulation models (GCMs) have for decades exhibited difficulties in modeling the [...] Read more

Composition and mixing state of airborne particles over the Azores

The paper presents detailed chemical imaging of individual atmospheric particles collected over [...] Read more

Tackling structural uncertainty in aerosol models

The aerosol mixing state predicted by a global climate model differs in important structural [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Modeled and observed properties related to the direct aerosol radiative effect of biomass burning aerosol over the southeastern Atlantic


Upcoming Meetings

2022 AMS Annual Meeting

23 Jan 2022 - 27 Jan 2022

AMS will take place in Houston from January 23 to 27, 2022. Read more

EMSL User Facility Aerosol Characterization Webinar

26 Jan 2022 - 26 Jan 2022

DOE’s Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is accepting registration for its [...] Read more

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022

27 Feb 2022 - 4 Mar 2022

More than 5,300 ocean specialists from over 75 different countries submitted abstracts for OSM22, a [...] Read more