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2018 AGU Presentations Featuring ASR Science
Dec 03, 2018 [ Program News ]       
With more than 20,000 attendees expected, the 2018 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 during the event in Washington, D.C. Below is a list of ASR-related AGU meeting highlights. Go here to find a full [...]

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‘A Different Kind of Earth System Model’
Oct 29, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Ian Williams is among many national laboratory scientists developing new ways to integrate land-atmosphere interactions into climate-predictive models. Ian N. Williams is a research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he is principal investigator in a program called Land-Atmosphere Coupling and Convection in the Water Cycle. More broadly, his research involves many threads [...]

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The Science of Thunderstorms
Oct 29, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Scientists Gather in Argentina to Study the World’s Largest Convective Storms The Sierras de Córdoba mountain range in north-central Argentina is the birthplace of the largest thunderstorms on Earth. These are the type of storms that contribute most of the rainfall to many regions of the world. Yet to date, a fine-tuned sense of how they [...]

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LASSO, Doppler Lidar, and Shallow Cumuli
Sep 24, 2018 [ Program News ]       
To Improve Models, ASR Researchers Tap Doppler Lidars to Estimate the Critical Cloud-Base Updrafts and Downdrafts that Carry Heat and Moisture Cumulus clouds, low and rain-free, get their name from the Latin word for “heap.” With flat bases and puffy upper surfaces, such clouds appear to bubble into the sky, turning grey at the bottom and [...]

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ASR Principal Investigators Share GoAmazon2014/15 Field Campaign Research Data
Sep 24, 2018 [ Program News ]       
A newly available principal investigator (PI) product —the Merged Multisensor Cloud-Precipitation Mask and Cloud Type Data for GoAmazon2014/15—can now be used by scientists to better characterize cloud and precipitation profiles of all conditions, including periods of heavy precipitation from storms, as well as validate-model simulations. These data are provided by ASR-supported researchers, Zhe Feng of Pacific [...]

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The ‘Drama of It All’
Sep 19, 2018 [ Program News ]       
Modeler and observationalist Adam Varble tells how he got into atmospheric science by falling in love with storms “I consider myself a weather weenie,” says Adam Varble. He is an atmospheric scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, on the arid eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Every day, he takes time out from [...]

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Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 ARM-ASR Joint Meeting
Sep 18, 2018 [ Events ]       
The Joint ARM User Facility/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators Meeting will take place June 10 to 13, 2019, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland. ASR will provide more information soon.

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For Jerome Fast, a Lab Fellowship
Aug 27, 2018 [ Program News ]       
In early June, 2018, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced a new class of Laboratory Fellows, an honor bestowed on researchers credited with careers of sustained, high-quality work in science and engineering. One of those so honored was Jerome Fast, a 24-year atmospheric scientist at PNNL and a veteran of research projects supported by the Atmospheric [...]

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Oak Ridge Introduces Summit, America’s Top Supercomputer for Science
Aug 27, 2018 [ Program News ]       
The biggest challenges in science require supercomputers of unprecedented capability. That’s why the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently launched Summit, a system that will provide scientists with incredible computing power. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second—or 200 petaflops, Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s [...]

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Deadlines Approaching for DOE-Climate Program Office Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity
Aug 16, 2018 [ Program News ]       
The DOE-Climate Program Office (CPO) Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement has just been published and is accessible via the CPO website. The FFO announcement anticipates support of up to two Climate Process Teams. DOE’s Model development and analysis areas will contribute to this. The application deadlines are: Letters of Intent due by 5 [...]

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ASR Recommends 19 Funding Proposals
Jul 30, 2018 [ 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 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 [...]

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ASR-Supported Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Program Awards
Jul 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
In late June, 84 scientists around the country received Early Career Research Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The 54 awardees from universities will receive at least $150,000 a year for five years to further their research. The 30 recipients from national labs will receive at least $500,000 annually. Four of the young [...]

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ASR Priorities Fit Into Broader DOE Five-Year Strategic Plan
Jul 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
The Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), which is within the Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, published its five-year strategic plan for 2018 to 2023. The plan describes five scientific grand challenge research questions that CESD will work to address through its programs, projects, and user [...]

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Developing E3SM: How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer
Jul 30, 2018 [ Program News ]       
The Earth was apparently losing water. Ruby Leung, a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and her team were baffled by their results. “We were seeing the sea level decreasing at an alarming rate,” she said. Fortunately, they were only looking at a virtual Earth. They quickly realized there were [...]

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‘Dramatic Clearing Events’ in Marine Cloud Cover
Jul 20, 2018 [ Program News ]       
In Science, newly documented findings on rapid erosion over large areas of subtropical marine low cloud cover, with pronounced implications for climate A new paper in the July 19 issue of Science reports novel findings with implications for the Earth’s radiation budget. It documents abrupt erosion of the low marine cloud cover that cools and blankets [...]

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Peering Into Soot Aerosols
Jul 19, 2018 [ Program News ]       
A Boston College-Aerodyne Research, Inc. group investigates soot particles in a laboratory setting For as long as clouds have hugged the Earth and hovered above it, solid or liquid particles from land and sea have made their way into the air, combined in suspension with atmospheric gases, and dispersed as aerosols. The particles can be from vegetation, [...]

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2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Jul 09, 2018 [ Events ]       
Sessions for the 2018 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 [...]

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2019 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Jul 09, 2018 [ Events ]       
Sessions for the 2019 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 [...]

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