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High Importance in the Heavens: The Enduring Challenge of Representing Clouds
Sep 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
With modeling in mind, one cloud microphysicist has gone far afield to research the properties and processes of Earth’s elusive cloud cover It was 30 years ago this year that Greg McFarquhar graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in mathematics and physics. That fall, at the same university, he immediately [...]

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Brookhaven’s Computational Science Laboratory Accelerates Radar Simulator Code for Cloud Research
Sep 24, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A feature story published by the Brookhaven National Laboratory Media & Communications Office and shared with permission Imagine you are standing outside. Parts of the sky are clear while others are covered with white puffy clouds. After an hour, you are asked to report how many clouds passed over you in that time period. While your [...]

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DOE Office of Science Announces Graduate Student Funding Opportunity
Sep 19, 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 research areas that are central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are expected to advance graduate students’ doctoral theses [...]

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BAMS is Latest Publication to Spotlight ASR-Supported Cloud Photo Research
Sep 18, 2017 [ Program News ]       
A unique cloud study funded by the Atmospheric System Research program received coverage in the July 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). The research examined cloud structure through high-resolution photography from the ground. It’s not the first time this work—highlighted in BAMS’ “Nowcast: News and Notes” section—has received high-profile recognition. In [...]

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Trio of ASR Investigators Selected as 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellows
Sep 18, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Honorees will be recognized in December Three currently supported Atmospheric System Research (ASR) investigators were recognized as 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. The honorees are: Lynn Russell of the University of California (UC), San Diego; Margaret Torn of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley; and Ed Zipser of the University of [...]

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New Project Funding Recommendations Announced
Aug 26, 2017 [ 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 our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. Atmospheric System Research (ASR), within the DOE Office of [...]

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Guang Zhang’s Great Leap Forward in Understanding Deep Convection
Aug 26, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Trace the path of a master modeler, who weaves into math the dynamic motion, pressure, heat, and moisture behind storm clouds Guang Zhang is a research meteorologist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He will occasionally pose for a picture with a palm tree and the Pacific Ocean behind [...]

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ASR Scientist Plans to Use DOE Early Career Award to Study Thunderstorms
Aug 26, 2017 [ Program News ]       
Congratulations to Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientist Jiwen Fan for receiving a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Fan, an atmospheric scientist and ASR scientific focus area member at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will use the award to study severe thunderstorms in the central United States. She is one [...]

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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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