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Bart Geerts: Investigator of Cold-Air Outbreaks
Aug 22, 2019 [ Program News ]       
A researcher will oversee a 2020 field campaign to measure what happens when cold air masses are exposed to open areas of warm water For nearly 20 years, atmospheric scientist Bart Geerts has taught meteorology, forecasting, and weather analysis at the University of Wyoming. His research interests include radar meteorology, cloud and precipitation physics, and numerical [...]

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ASR-ARM-EMSL Collaboration Drives Successful Aerosol Summer School
Aug 22, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Future Principal Investigators Learn About Atmospheric Particles and Their Effects on Earth Systems Susanne Glienke, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany, is well acquainted with clouds. During the Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) field campaign, she oversaw an instrument called the Holographic Detector for Clouds (HOLODEC). The device mounts [...]

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A June Rain Date: The 2019 Joint Meeting
Jul 22, 2019 [ Program News ]       
The annual ARM/ASR joint meeting matched its forecast—a deluge of talks When more than 300 atmospheric scientists arrived at a conference in Rockville, Maryland, it was raining. Soon, however, the real downpour was indoors. From June 10 through 13, the 2019 Joint ARM User Facility/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators Meeting was a deluge of working group [...]

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24 Projects Selected for ASR Funding
Jul 16, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces funding opportunities for fundamental research that helps to transform understanding of nature and advances the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. The Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program, within DOE’s Office of Science, recently recommended 24 proposals submitted to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002034. The [...]

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Pursuing Cloud Particles
Jul 01, 2019 [ Program News ]       
To understand how nucleated particles develop, one scientist will take to the field with an aerosol growth chamber Officially, atmospheric scientist Donald R. “Don” Collins is a professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Such a broad title, however, does not reveal that he grew up near Washington, D.C., drinks his coffee [...]

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DOE Collaboration Bears Fruit With the E3SM Single-Column Model
Jun 28, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Scattered across the prairies of north-central Oklahoma and southern Kansas, a collection of 50-plus scientific instruments points to the heavens. This is the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory, and those instruments are collecting data on radiation, clouds, aerosols, and other atmospheric processes. Here, and at ARM observatories and field campaigns [...]

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2020 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Jun 20, 2019 [ Events ]       
Sessions for the 2020 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting are being announced. If you will be leading a session relevant to the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program or Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, please let us know. We are collecting this information to be shared on the ASR and ARM websites as they are provided. Abstracts can now be [...]

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2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Jun 19, 2019 [ Events ]       
Sessions for the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting are being announced. If you will be leading a session relevant to the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program or Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, please let us know. We are collecting this information to be shared on the ASR and ARM websites as they are provided. The following sessions are being convened [...]

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ASR Federal Program Manager Position Now Available
Jun 13, 2019 [ Employment Opportunities, Program News ]       
DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research is hiring a second federal manager for the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. A successful candidate in this position will serve as the physical scientist responsible for air chemistry, aerosol physics, cloud physics, atmospheric transport, atmospheric observing systems, and analysis research within the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division [...]

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Maximilian Maahn: Remote Sensing and Radar Retrievals Expert
May 28, 2019 [ Program News ]       
A young scientist presses for improvements in radar retrievals of snowfall properties, cloud microphysics, and more. In early January 2009, German meteorology undergraduate Maximilian Maahn began a six-month semester abroad at the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway. During the winter months, this mountainous archipelago in the Arctic Ocean—just 650 miles from the North Pole—is pitch-dark 24 [...]

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A Life of Chasing Radiation
Apr 29, 2019 [ Program News ]       
A onetime string theorist now improves the way models represent spectral radiances throughout the atmosphere Physicist Eli Mlawer (rhymes with “flower”) is a principal scientist at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a for-profit research company in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he develops algorithms that help modelers represent radiative transfer. Several times since 2008, Mlawer’s work has been funded [...]

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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity Announcement
Mar 26, 2019 [ Program News ]       
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now 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 designed to advance graduate students’ doctoral theses/dissertations while providing access [...]

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Modeler of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions
Mar 26, 2019 [ Program News ]       
A highly cited scientist is unraveling the puzzle of mixed-phase clouds and improving how aerosols are represented in earth system models For good reasons, aerosols are difficult to understand. Unlike other trace gases, which can persist in the atmosphere for years or even centuries, the lifespans of aerosols are measured in days. To complicate things even more, [...]

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