Engaging with ASR at AMS and Beyond

Published: 25 January 2024
ASR Program Manager Shaima Nasiri.
ASR Program Manager Shaima Nasiri.

Happy New Year! I hope you have all had an enjoyable, rejuvenating holiday season.

I encourage you to read this month’s edition of ASR News. We have summarized AGU and highlighted the achievements of members from the ASR and ARM communities who received well-deserved awards and honors. We also tell the story of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Samson Hagos and how his experience growing up in drought-stricken Africa led to a career in climate science.

I will be at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in Baltimore. I look forward to attending your presentations and, more importantly, having conversations with as many of you as possible. Please email me if you would like to find a time to meet or look for me in the hallways.

I also encourage you to stop by the ARM booth (#333) in the exhibit hall.

We have outlined sessions with ASR-supported research by day and time on our AMS Annual Meeting page. This resource can help you (and me) plan time effectively during AMS.  It also lets us share ASR-supported science and the role of ASR-supported scientists in the community with our DOE leadership.  However, this resource is only as robust as the contributions from our research community. If you or your research team members have not yet shared details about your presentations that were either supported by ASR or involved ARM data, please share that information as soon as possible.

Numerous deadlines mark this time of year, and I would like to draw your attention to a few significant ones:

An important announcement to make is that we will not have an ARM/ASR Joint meeting in 2024.  Our next ARM/ASR Joint Meeting will be during the spring of 2025 (dates and location to be determined).

This year, however, we will be reaching out to our Working Group leadership to discuss opportunities for focused breakout sessions or working group meetings (likely virtual) during 2024.

I am also excited to share our newly launched “Engaging with ASR” page. It is designed to communicate important information to potential ASR scientists, as well as existing members of the ASR community. We hope that it can serve as a guide to help individuals actively participate in ASR and understand the wide array of opportunities that DOE programs can offer.

Your continued engagement and contributions are integral to the success of ASR science. I look forward to seeing some of you at AMS.

On behalf of my co-program manager, Jeff Stehr and me, we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.

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Author: Shaima Nasiri, 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.