EPCAPE and Warmer Days Ahead

Published: 27 February 2023
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Manager Jeff Stehr.
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Manager Jeff Stehr.

It’s still winter, but as the French poet Victor Hugo wrote, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” While this cannot be parameterized for atmospheric models, we can report that smiles were out in full force at the Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE) campaign launch in La Jolla, California.

Shaima Nasiri, my co-program manager, and I had the privilege to be there for a balloon launch and as preliminary campaign data were collected by radars and other ARM instruments. Congratulations to Lynn Russell and her team for their hard work. As a result, we look forward to great science for years to come.

Like the team at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, we want to express our appreciation for all the hard work you all do every day. March is the time that our principal investigators (PIs) should be thinking about progress reports, no-cost extensions, and if a project is nearing its conclusion, planning for final reports.

In last month’s column, we encouraged you to spend some time on the Resources for ASR Scientists section of our website. Here, you can find detailed information on project reporting. It also outlines the required information for your project page.

PIs, is that project page up to date? Please take time to ensure that the following are current:

  • Key members of the research team and their institutions
  • Abstract, science goals, and figures/graphics (if any)
  • Are there any missing publications?

If your project page needs to be updated, please reach out to the ASR website team.

Another way to “drive winter from the human face” is to build warm smiles through engagement with colleagues in the ARM and ASR scientific communities. Consider joining an ASR working group, and plan to participate actively in the ARM/ASR Joint Meeting (stay tuned for more information soon!).

Another way to contribute to the ASR community is to join our panel of proposal reviewers. Please let us know if you want to join the review team. It’s an excellent way to network with your colleagues.

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Author: Jeff Stehr, ASR Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.