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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity Announcement
Feb 28, 2017 [ 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 areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are expected to advance graduate students' overall doctoral [...]

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Uncovering the Turbulence-Mixed Chemistry of the Amazon Rainforest
Feb 25, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A GoAmazon study examines the aerosol-making potential within deep canopy cover One day during the spring of 2014, Pennsylvania State University atmospheric scientist Jose D. Fuentes stood on top of a 50-meter rainforest observation tower near Manaus, Brazil. “Suddenly,” he said, “this magnificent and colorful bird came from nowhere.” Then a troop of monkeys skittered through the [...]

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New ASR Working Groups Announced
Jan 21, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Beginning in 2017, the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program is re-organizing from three working groups into four new groups. The focus remains on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, dynamic, thermodynamic, and radiative transfer processes that have the potential to improve the accuracy of regional and global climate models. The goal of the re-organization is to make [...]

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Research Activities for ASR at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
Dec 10, 2016 [ Program News ]       
At the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 12 to 16, nearly 24,000 scientists from around the world are gathering to share their latest research results in all areas of Earth science. Connect with Atmospheric System Research scientists by attending their session or visit their poster. Below are a few items [...]

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For Critical Marine Low Clouds, a Research and Observation Plan
Nov 28, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Marine low clouds hover in the lowest couple of kilometers above the world’s oceans. They produce little but drizzle, and could never match their deeper mid-continent cousin clouds for dramatic weather and severe storms. But marine low clouds are vastly important to the world’s climate and energy balance. They are a major determinant of the [...]

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Robert McGraw Receives Prestigious Publication Award
Nov 28, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Robert McGraw, Atmospheric System Research (ASR) researcher, has been recognized with an Aerosol Science and Technology (AS&T) Outstanding Publication Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) for his 1997 paper: “Description of Aerosol Dynamics by the Quadrature Method of Moments.” Aerosol Science & Technology 27(2): 255-265, doi:10.1080/02786829708965471. This award, established in 2015, is given [...]

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Amazon Study: Rainstorms Carry Particles Needed to Make Clouds
Oct 24, 2016 [ Program News ]       
Understanding how tiny particles emitted by cars and factories affect Earth's climate requires accurate climate modeling. Scientists also need to quantify the effects of these pollutant particles compared to particles naturally present in the atmosphere. One large uncertainty remains: What Earth was like before industrial-era emissions began? In a paper published today in Nature, scientists in [...]

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