The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric System Research program advances process-level understanding of the key interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, dynamics, and thermodynamics, with the ultimate goal of reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate simulations and projections.

Research Highlights

Statistical relations among parameters of the water cycle in the arctic atmosphere

Earth’s water cycle is a complex system, and its characteristics are modified by climate [...] Read more

Gaps in the evidence for aerosol invigoration of storms exposed

Based on critical review of key theoretical, modeling, and observational studies, this paper [...] Read more

Cloud dynamics: How cloud shapes influence interactions between clouds and the atmosphere

In this study, researchers conducted large-eddy simulations to investigate how cloud shapes, [...] Read more

Recent Publications

AFM Special Issue Summary - Integrating Surface Flux with Boundary Layer Measurements


Decoding the Dialogue between Clouds and Land


Upcoming Meetings

European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2024

14 April 2024 - 19 April 2024

The European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly 2024 brings together geoscientists from all [...] Read more

91st Annual Western Snow Conference

22 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

The Western Snow Conference provides a forum for individuals and organizations to share scientific, [...] Read more

American Meteorological Society’s 36th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

6 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

The AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones serves as an authority on [...] Read more