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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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ASR Federal Program Manager Position Now Available
Apr 15, 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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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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Student of Cloud Microphysics
Feb 25, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Well known for her unique retrievals of cloud properties, a veteran scientist investigates the mystery of secondary ice production Christine Chiu of Colorado State University investigates clouds. She calls them “complicated 3D objects that evolve fast.” She studies clouds from below and on all sides with scanning cloud radars and from above with satellite data. Her research [...]

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ASR Scientists Receive Honors at 2019 American Meteorological Society Meeting
Feb 25, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Every year the American Meteorological Society (AMS) presents awards to members of the weather, water, and climate community during its annual meeting. Several scientists recently or currently funded by the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program received honors during the January 2019 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Christopher Bretherton, a professor of atmospheric sciences and applied mathematics at [...]

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Student of the Arctic Atmosphere
Jan 28, 2019 [ Program News ]       
Buoyed by a sense of adventure and a passion for clouds, a scientist enters his third decade investigating Earth’s fragile cold regions. Officially, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program dates back to 2010. But because of funding cycles already underway back then through administrative predecessors, ASR has an archive of research [...]

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BAMS Paper Zeroes in on HI-SCALE Campaign
Jan 28, 2019 [ Program News ]       
A new article in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society draws on a wealth of data from a recent Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility field campaign to demonstrate how land use and soil properties influence temperature and humidity with unexpected strength. ARM conducted the Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols and Land Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) [...]

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New ASR Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fiscal Year 2019
Dec 27, 2018 [ Program News ]       
DE-FOA-0002034  – Atmospheric System Research (ASR) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ASR program is now accepting research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) scientific user facility and the ASR program to improve understanding and [...]

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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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