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

Atmospheric measurements guide model toward improved prediction of clouds

Accurately predicting the life cycle of shallow convective clouds is a challenging task. [...] Read more

A more general paradigm for understanding marine boundary-layer decoupling

Most prior studies on the decoupling of a stratocumulus-topped boundary layer (STBL) are focused [...] Read more

Kelvin waves during GOAmazon and their relationship to deep convection

Atmospheric Kelvin waves are synoptic disturbances in winds, temperature, and moisture in the [...] Read more

Upcoming Meetings

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

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