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2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
Dec 15, 2017 [ Events ]       
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting continues to be the premier place to present your research; hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field; and network with colleagues who can enhance your career. The 2018 meeting will take [...]

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2017 AGU Presentations Featuring ASR Science
Dec 09, 2017 [ Program News ]       
With more than 20,000 attendees expected, the 2017 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. Below is a list of ASR-related AGU meeting highlights. Go here to find a full list of ASR-related sessions, talks, and posters. Visit this [...]

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Scientist Profile Part 2: The Road to Aerosol Science
Nov 27, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Allison McComiskey’s path to atmospheric science involved fruitful swerves into biology, deep history, and the environment Science is the practice of informed looking. It requires an early embrace of observation, curiosity, and questioning. So it was with Allison McComiskey, a physical scientist with the Earth System Research Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She [...]

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Jiwen Fan Paper Tops Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences Most Read List
Nov 25, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Congratulations to Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientist Jiwen Fan, who is the lead author of the most read paper from the past 12 months on the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences website. Fan is an atmospheric modeler at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory specializing in untangling the relationships between aerosols, clouds, and climate. Specifically, she has contributed [...]

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Joint User Facility and PI Meeting: How to Submit a Breakout Session Topic
Nov 20, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Planning has already begun for the 2018 Joint User Facility and PI Meeting, to be held March 19 to 23, 2018, at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons, Virginia. For the upcoming meeting, there will be a change to the process for proposing breakout sessions. Instead of submitting breakout session requests on the meeting website, any [...]

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New ASR Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fiscal Year 2018
Nov 17, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive [...]

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2018 Joint User Facility and PI Meeting
Nov 05, 2017 [ Events ]       
The next joint meeting of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility users and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) principal investigators will take place during the week of March 19 to 23, 2018, at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons, Virginia. This meeting brings together over 250 ASR researchers and ARM Facility users and infrastructure [...]

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American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting 2018
Nov 02, 2017 [ Events ]       
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting takes place January 7 to 11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Join fellow scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from the weather, water, and climate community to share, learn, and collaborate.

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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018
Oct 28, 2017 [ Events ]       
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, taking place April 8 to 13 in Vienna, Austria, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their [...]

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Allison McComiskey Searches the Skies for Aerosol Answers
Oct 27, 2017 [ Program News ]       
The great uncertainties in models that simulate radiative transfer require a complex quest One afternoon not long ago, atmospheric observationalist Allison McComiskey slipped on her hiking boots and headed to Table Mountain, a short drive from her office in Boulder, Colorado. McComiskey, a physical scientist with the Earth System Research Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

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High Importance in the Heavens: The Enduring Challenge of Representing Clouds
Sep 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
With modeling in mind, one cloud microphysicist has gone far afield to research the properties and processes of Earth’s elusive cloud cover It was 30 years ago this year that Greg McFarquhar graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in mathematics and physics. That fall, at the same university, he immediately [...]

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Brookhaven’s Computational Science Laboratory Accelerates Radar Simulator Code for Cloud Research
Sep 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A feature story published by the Brookhaven National Laboratory Media & Communications Office and shared with permission Imagine you are standing outside. Parts of the sky are clear while others are covered with white puffy clouds. After an hour, you are asked to report how many clouds passed over you in that time period. While your [...]

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DOE Office of Science Announces Graduate Student Funding Opportunity
Sep 19, 2017 [ Employment Opportunities, Program News ]       
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting new applicants for supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE laboratory in research areas that are central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are expected to advance graduate students’ doctoral theses [...]

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BAMS is Latest Publication to Spotlight ASR-Supported Cloud Photo Research
Sep 18, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A unique cloud study funded by the Atmospheric System Research program received coverage in the July 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). The research examined cloud structure through high-resolution photography from the ground. It’s not the first time this work—highlighted in BAMS’ “Nowcast: News and Notes” section—has received high-profile recognition. In [...]

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Trio of ASR Investigators Selected as 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellows
Sep 18, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Honorees will be recognized in December Three currently supported Atmospheric System Research (ASR) investigators were recognized as 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. The honorees are: Lynn Russell of the University of California (UC), San Diego; Margaret Torn of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley; and Ed Zipser of the University of [...]

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New Project Funding Recommendations Announced
Aug 26, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) opens annual funding opportunities to support fundamental research and scientific user facilities to deliver the scientific discoveries and major scientific tools that transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. Atmospheric System Research (ASR), within the DOE Office of [...]

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Guang Zhang’s Great Leap Forward in Understanding Deep Convection
Aug 26, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Trace the path of a master modeler, who weaves into math the dynamic motion, pressure, heat, and moisture behind storm clouds Guang Zhang is a research meteorologist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He will occasionally pose for a picture with a palm tree and the Pacific Ocean behind [...]

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ASR Scientist Plans to Use DOE Early Career Award to Study Thunderstorms
Aug 26, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Congratulations to Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientist Jiwen Fan for receiving a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Fan, an atmospheric scientist and ASR scientific focus area member at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will use the award to study severe thunderstorms in the central United States. She is one [...]

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Scientist Profile: Ann Fridlind Stays Grounded While Studying the Clouds
Jul 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
One thing about cloud scientists: They never have their heads in the clouds. They are as grounded as trees. They hold steady to deep investigations of their subject, those mutable gatherings of water droplets and ice particles that the rest of us might only see as bunnies, lions, and camels. Take Ann Fridlind, for instance, an [...]

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AGU 2017 & AMS 2018 Call for Abstracts
Jul 18, 2017 [ Events ]       
Sessions for this year’s Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union and Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society are being announced. If you will be leading a session, please let us know. We are collecting this information to be shared on the ARM and ASR websites as they are provided. Abstract submission deadlines are August [...]

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