Resources for ASR Scientists


Whether you are a newly funded Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program principal investigator (PI) or a long-time PI with multiple projects, find resources for scientists participating in ASR projects on this page.

The goal of the ASR program is to improve understanding of the key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiation processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, particularly processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global earth system models.

ASR coordinates closely with DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, and ASR research takes advantage of ARM’s suite of measurements of radiation, aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and thermodynamics from its long-term fixed sites, mobile facility deployments, and aerial facility campaigns. As a scientific user facility, ARM has nearly 4 petabytes of freely available data.

Manage Your ASR Project Page

Building a home for your project on the ASR website is a priority for ASR program managers. Project pages include a description of your work, your publications, and highlights. This is all designed to connect the reader to your body of work.

If you are a newly funded PI and do not have a project page, please ensure that your abstract is entered in the DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) database. Once this step has been completed, ASR will use PAMS to build your project page. The below information is required:

  • Project title and abstract (PAMS will also provide)
  • Principal investigators and institutions
  • Co-investigators and institutions
  • Collaborators and institutions
  • Project website and URL (if available)
  • Images or figures (optional but recommended)

If you need to update an existing project page or would like help establishing and building out your project page, let us know.

Share Your Science

ASR must capture and document your DOE-funded science, and it is a requirement that your journal articles be included in DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).

Research Highlights: It is expected that ASR researchers write highlights for each of their journal articles. This is a significant opportunity to summarize your DOE-funded work and describe its impact. Moreover, submitting a research highlight provides more information about your work in a format that can be shared with your colleagues and DOE management. This form is designed to collect your research highlight and submit your publication information in one step. Highlights are also amplified in ASR News to increase your work’s visibility.

Publications: ASR has a form for you to share each journal article published with both the ASR website and with OSTI. It not only meets OSTI requirements but also alerts ASR program managers and your colleagues of your success.

ASR has updated it’s submission form to ensure copyright of images submitted with science highlights, presentations, posters, etc. Read Image Submission Guidelines to learn more.

Keep Informed About ASR

ASR has several ways to ensure that ASR PIs and project participants are aware of critical news and program announcements, including funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

The ASR website is the hub of ASR-related information, but the essential information is also provided by email. This requires your proactive subscription. Create an account and subscribe to ASR News and ASR working groups of interest (Aerosol Processes, Warm Boundary Layer Processes, Convective Processes, and High-Latitude Processes).

ASR also distributes important funding announcement information, as well as upcoming deadlines and updates for major conferences, such as the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. If, after subscribing, you do not receive a newsletter at the end of the month, check the Q&A section or reach out to the ASR News team.

ASR News newsletter: Our monthly email newsletter contains important information and features about the people and science of the ASR program—news that we believe can contribute to your project’s success. Subscribers will also receive timely announcements about funding and critical deadlines. Your ASR News account can also be connected to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s data archive for easy access to ARM data. Click here to create an account and subscribe.

ASR Working Groups: The four ASR working groups (Aerosol Processes, Warm Boundary Layer Processes, Convective Processes, and High-Latitude Processes) correspond with ASR priority research areas. PIs—researchers funded by ASR—are asked to participate in at least one working group. Use the newsletter subscription form to join working group mailing lists. Contact the working group leaders if you are new to ASR and introduce yourself.

Attend the ARM/ASR Joint Meeting

Each year, ASR PIs are encouraged to participate in the ARM/ASR Joint Meeting. This meeting brings together ASR researchers, ARM users, ARM infrastructure members, and DOE officials to review progress and plan future directions for ASR research and ARM. The three- to four-day meeting includes plenaries, tutorials, and breakout and poster sessions.

In recent years, a hybrid structure has opened the meeting to ASR and ARM participants who are not able to travel. The ASR and ARM websites, newsletters, and announcements will alert all registered subscribers about Joint Meeting presentation opportunities, logistics, and deadlines.