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

Considering irrigation improves simulated mesoscale convective systems and low-level jets

The fact that climate models tend to predict an overly warm and dry climate in the central [...] Read more

New insights and new parameterizations for autoconversion and accretion using machine learning

The collision-coalescence of water drops in air is a fundamental growth process of warm rain. [...] Read more

Understanding the source of extremely small particles above the Amazon

The aerosol particles that serve as seeds for cloud formation are [...] Read more

Recent Publications

Atmospheric clusters to nanoparticles: Recent progress and challenges in closing the gap in chemical composition


Pragmatic protocols for working cleanly when measuring ice nucleating particles


Integrative investigation of dust emissions by dust storms and dust devils in North Africa


Upcoming Meetings

ARM/ASR 2021 Virtual Joint Meeting

21 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021

Save the date! The 2021 Joint Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility/Atmospheric [...] Read more

The 10th International Cloud Modeling Workshop

26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021

Due to COVID-19, the International Cloud Modeling Workshop in Pune, India is rescheduled for July [...] Read more