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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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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity Announcement
Feb 28, 2017 [ Employment Opportunities, 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 thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are expected to advance graduate students' overall doctoral [...]

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Uncovering the Turbulence-Mixed Chemistry of the Amazon Rainforest
Feb 25, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A GoAmazon study examines the aerosol-making potential within deep canopy cover One day during the spring of 2014, Pennsylvania State University atmospheric scientist Jose D. Fuentes stood on top of a 50-meter rainforest observation tower near Manaus, Brazil. “Suddenly,” he said, “this magnificent and colorful bird came from nowhere.” Then a troop of monkeys skittered through the [...]

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New ASR Working Groups Announced
Jan 21, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Beginning in 2017, the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program is re-organizing from three working groups into four new groups. The focus remains on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, dynamic, thermodynamic, and radiative transfer processes that have the potential to improve the accuracy of regional and global climate models. The goal of the re-organization is to make [...]

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Research Activities for ASR at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
Dec 10, 2016 [ Program News ]       
At the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 12 to 16, nearly 24,000 scientists from around the world are gathering to share their latest research results in all areas of Earth science. Connect with Atmospheric System Research scientists by attending their session or visit their poster. Below are a few items [...]

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