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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
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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A Family Affair: How Cloud, Land Surface, and Aerosols Interact to Influence the Atmosphere
Jun 26, 2017 [ Program News ]       
New Lab-funded research findings, models, and feedbacks will inform the global models of the future Solar radiation pierces through the sky from above. It interacts with clouds, and then with soil, vegetation, and water bodies at the surface of the Earth. Corresponding salvos of heat, water, volatile organic carbon, and aerosols go from Earth to sky. [...]

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Growing Insights on New Particles in the Atmosphere
May 22, 2017 [ Program News ]       
An ASR project combines field measurements, lab experiments, and computer modeling  Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere. Many of these particles form from vapors in a process called new particle formation (NPF). If these new particles grow from their initial size of around 1 nanometer (nm) in diameter to over 50 nm, they may [...]

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ASR Scientists will Help Lead Earth System Processes Workshop/Summer Course
May 16, 2017 [ Events, Program News ]       
Postgraduate students from earth and environmental sciences will have an opportunity this summer to explore earth system processes in the Azores archipelago west of Portugal. Members of the Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) field campaign, which starts in June, will contribute to the lesson plan. ACE-ENA principal investigator Jian Wang and [...]

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ASR Scientists Receive Honors from American Meteorological Society
Apr 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
The shock hasn’t worn off for Pierre Gentine. Gentine won the Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, one of several honors handed out during the 97th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in January in Seattle. Gentine is an associate professor at Columbia University in New York. He received U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR) [...]

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Nominate Your Peers for 2018 American Meteorological Society Honors
Apr 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) seeks nominations by May 1, 2017, for its 2018 awards, fellows, and lecturers, and by July 1, 2017, for honorary members. For most of the 36 AMS awards, nominators—those responsible for uploading and submitting complete nomination packages—must include a nomination letter, the nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography, three supporting letters, and [...]

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ASR Scientists Gear Up for 38th American Meteorological Society Radar Conference
Apr 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
This summer, Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientists will be well represented at the 38th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Radar Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Steve Nesbitt, Bobby Jackson, and Pavlos Kollias will assist with short courses during the conference, which will take place August 28 to September 1, 2017, at the Swissotel Chicago. Kollias, of Stony Brook University, [...]

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Scientist Profile: The Vertical Velocity of Virendra Ghate
Mar 27, 2017 [ Program News ]       
From a farm in India to deep into clouds Some of us gaze at clouds. Some investigate them. Virendra Prakash Ghate, an atmospheric scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, investigates the microphysics of low clouds, atmospheric radiation, and vertical velocity (mainly updrafts) within the atmosphere. With clouds as a focus, his job, supported in part by Atmospheric [...]

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2017 Joint Meeting Well Attended Despite Spring Nor’easter
Mar 27, 2017 [ Program News ]       
About 285 Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientists and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility staff met March 13 to 16—in the middle of a major snow storm—at the 2017 Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting in Tysons Corner, Virginia, to review progress from the past year and plan future research directions. With a reorganized agenda, ASR [...]

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