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‘Until Next Time, Oliktok’
Apr 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
A diverse team of atmospheric scientists goes to work in an evolving Arctic Last spring, University of Colorado, Boulder research scientist Jessie Creamean spent a few weeks in frigid and windy Oliktok Point, Alaska. Within sight of the ice-bound Beaufort Sea and North Slope oil rigs and refineries, she set up an aerosol sampling system for [...]

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DOE Unveils New High-Resolution Earth System Model
Apr 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled a powerful, new earth system model that uses the world’s fastest computers so that scientists can better understand how earth system processes interact today and how they may evolve in the future. After four years of development, the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) was recently released to [...]

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In Search of the Physical Factors Behind Severe Storms
Apr 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Since childhood, Jiwen Fan looked to the skies for inspiration As a girl in a farming village in Hunan Province, China, Jiwen Fan—now a fast-rising atmospheric scientist—grew up in a household with earthen floors and no electricity. She was the eldest of four children in a family of rice farmers and started working in the fields [...]

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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity Announcement
Mar 30, 2018 [ 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 graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. These research opportunities are expected to advance graduate students’ doctoral theses/dissertations while providing access [...]

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Snow Does Not Dampen the 2018 Joint User Facility and PI Meeting
Mar 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
For the second year in a row, a major snowstorm hit during the Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting in Tysons, Virginia. The storm impacted the travel plans of some of the more than 300 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Facility staff members and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) principal investigators who registered to attend the March 19 [...]

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Firsts and Forecasts From a Dean of Modeling
Mar 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
"Engage with data in useful ways," says NASA veteran  Earth system modeler Anthony D. “Tony” Del Genio is a three-decade NASA veteran. Away from the job, he is an avid fan of “Doctor Who,” and a wine enthusiast who builds vacations around vineyards. But you won’t find him away from the job much. From his office at [...]

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On the Way: A Better Analysis of Ice in Clouds
Feb 26, 2018 [ Program News ]       
A project aims to improve how ice cloud microphysics is represented in models The clouds we see every day are composed of water and ice. Microphysical processes govern the many ways cloud-making water drops and ice particles grow, shrink, stick together, break up, and fall. In turn, cloud microphysics influence the atmospheric dynamics that create clouds [...]

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Amazon Rainforest Provides a Unique Natural Lab to Study Effects of Aerosols
Jan 29, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Research funded by ASR on the power of aerosols is the focus of a new paper in the journal Science.  While scientists have known that aerosols may play an important role in shaping weather and climate, this study shows that the smallest of particles have a big effect: Particles smaller than one-thousandth the width of a [...]

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For Clouds and Aerosols, a Renewed Three-year Look at Small-scale Processes
Jan 29, 2018 [ Program News ]       
The two-lab, multi-partner effort includes a strong collaboration between experimentalists and modelers Clouds in all their forms are familiar, but scientists still grapple with understanding the processes that influence their shapes, sizes, and life cycles. These vastly consequential bodies of ice and water hold and dispense rain and snow, cast shadows from the sun, and blanket the [...]

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Early Career Funding Opportunity Available
Dec 21, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A funding opportunity for early career researchers in universities and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories is available from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The purpose of the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their [...]

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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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Scientist Profile Part 2: The Road to Aerosol Science
Dec 10, 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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2017 AGU Presentations Featuring ASR Science
Dec 09, 2017 [ Program News ]       
With more than 20,000 attendees, the volume of research presented at the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting might have felt overwhelming. Below is a list of ASR-related AGU meeting highlights from the December 2017 event. Go here to find a full list of ASR-related sessions, talks, and posters. Town Halls U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) [...]

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