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Student of Cloud Microphysics
Feb 25, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Well known for her unique retrievals of cloud properties, a veteran scientist investigates the mystery of secondary ice production Christine Chiu of Colorado State University investigates clouds. She calls them “complicated 3D objects that evolve fast.” She studies clouds from below and on all sides with scanning cloud radars and from above with satellite data. Her research [...]

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ASR Scientists Receive Honors at 2019 American Meteorological Society Meeting
Feb 25, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Every year the American Meteorological Society (AMS) presents awards to members of the weather, water, and climate community during its annual meeting. Several scientists recently or currently funded by the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program received honors during the January 2019 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Christopher Bretherton, a professor of atmospheric sciences and applied mathematics at [...]

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Student of the Arctic Atmosphere
Jan 28, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Buoyed by a sense of adventure and a passion for clouds, a scientist enters his third decade investigating Earth’s fragile cold regions. Officially, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program dates back to 2010. But because of funding cycles already underway back then through administrative predecessors, ASR has an archive of research [...]

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BAMS Paper Zeroes in on HI-SCALE Campaign
Jan 28, 2019 [ Program News ]       
A new article in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society draws on a wealth of data from a recent Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility field campaign to demonstrate how land use and soil properties influence temperature and humidity with unexpected strength. ARM conducted the Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols and Land Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) [...]

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New ASR Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fiscal Year 2019
Dec 27, 2018 [ Program News ]       
DE-FOA-0002034  – Atmospheric System Research (ASR) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ASR program is now accepting research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) scientific user facility and the ASR program to improve understanding and [...]

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2018 AGU Presentations Featuring ASR Science
Dec 03, 2018 [ Program News ]       
With more than 20,000 attendees expected, the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting might feel overwhelming. We make it easy for you to find ASR-relevant science, meet up with colleagues, and discover new connections during the event in Washington, D.C. Below is a list of ASR-related AGU meeting highlights. Go here to find a full [...]

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‘A Different Kind of Earth System Model’
Oct 29, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Ian Williams is among many national laboratory scientists developing new ways to integrate land-atmosphere interactions into climate-predictive models. Ian N. Williams is a research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he is principal investigator in a program called Land-Atmosphere Coupling and Convection in the Water Cycle. More broadly, his research involves many threads [...]

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The Science of Thunderstorms
Oct 29, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Scientists Gather in Argentina to Study the World’s Largest Convective Storms The Sierras de Córdoba mountain range in north-central Argentina is the birthplace of the largest thunderstorms on Earth. These are the type of storms that contribute most of the rainfall to many regions of the world. Yet to date, a fine-tuned sense of how they [...]

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