Nineteen Atmospheric System Research (ASR) projects were awarded proposal funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science this year through the university funding announcement DE-FOA-0001174. Selected through the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) cycle, the FY15 projects will focus on improvements to the understanding and model representation of:
- Cloud microphysical processes that are relevant for reducing uncertainties in cloud feedback estimates from global climate models;
- Convective processes that are relevant for reducing uncertainties in the precipitation and radiative impacts of convective systems in cloud-resolving, regional, and/or global climate models; or
- Aerosol processes that are relevant for reducing uncertainties in aerosol radiative forcing estimates from global climate models.
Each year, 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.
The ASR awardees received funding from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, which focuses on understanding complex biological, climatic, and environmental systems for a secure and sustainable future.
To see the full list of funded ASR projects in 2015, visit the FY15 projects web page.
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.