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

Air pollution unable to intensify storms via warm-phase invigoration

Of the mechanisms proposed for how aerosols might invigorate storms, the observational evidence [...] Read more

Sizing ice hydrometeors using the dual-wavelength radar ratio

The ice cloud feedback in weather and climate models is strongly affected by the size of cloud [...] Read more

Mixing state of black-carbon particles from wildfires remains dynamic throughout their lifetime

The evolution of the mixing state of black carbon-containing particles formed by wildfires is [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

ACCESS XVII: Seventeenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists

27 July 2023 - 29 January 2023

The Seventeenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, ACCESS XVII, will [...] Read more