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

New insights and new parameterizations for autoconversion and accretion using machine learning

The collision-coalescence of water drops in air is a fundamental growth process of warm rain. [...] Read more

Understanding the source of extremely small particles above the Amazon

The aerosol particles that serve as seeds for cloud formation are [...] Read more

Exploring how land surfaces impact convection using cluster analysis

Accurately predicting the timing, location, and intensity of convection over highly populous [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Atmospheric clusters to nanoparticles: Recent progress and challenges in closing the gap in chemical composition


Pragmatic protocols for working cleanly when measuring ice nucleating particles


Integrative investigation of dust emissions by dust storms and dust devils in North Africa


Upcoming Meetings

2021 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

10 Jan 2021 - 14 Jan 2021

Sessions for the 2021 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting are being announced. [...] Read more

The 10th International Cloud Modeling Workshop

26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021

Due to COVID-19, the International Cloud Modeling Workshop in Pune, India is rescheduled for July [...] Read more