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

Role of turbulent fluctuations in aerosol activation and cloud formation

We examine the effects of fluctuations produced by turbulence. Our measurements, from the Pi [...] Read more

Optimal Estimation retrievals and their uncertainties: What every atmospheric scientist should know

This educational paper gives an overview on developing Bayesian Optimal Estimation [...] Read more

Summertime post-frontal marine boundary-layer cloudiness transitions

Thin marine clouds that lie just above the ocean surface are the most prevalent cloud type on [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation 2020

3 Aug 2020 - 7 Aug 2020

Due to COVID-19, this conference is postponed until 2021. The abstract submission system will [...] Read more

2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

7 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020

The 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be mostly virtual this year. According [...] Read more

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