World Class Research & Development
The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), of the State University of New York at Albany, was established on February 16, 1961 by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, as a SUNY system-wide resource for developing and administering programs in basic and applied sciences related to the atmospheric environment.
Founded by Vincent Schaefer, a General Electric protégée of Nobel Prize winner Irving Langmuir, ASRC’s world-class researchers study the physical and chemical processes of the atmosphere, land, and water systems, and apply that knowledge to explore the interaction of chemical, physical, geological and biological processes that impact our environment. Through technology transfer and collaboration with state, federal and industrial partners, ASRC enhances New York State’s scientific capacity and infrastructure, while advancing the quality of life and economic well-being of its citizens.
ASRC is currently located in the CESTM (Center for Emerging Sciences & Technology Management) facility of the SUNY Albany campus. Research and development at ASRC spans a broad spectrum of scientific areas, including: advanced sensor development; laboratory and field experiments in atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, and aerosol microphysics; remote sensing of the environment; global aerosol forecasting, air quality, climate change, dispersion modeling; high performance computing, and data & visual analytics.
Cloud Chemistry Workshop at Whiteface Mountain on Sep 16-17, 2016Researchers from various institutes came together to visit the Whiteface Mountain observatory and to plan future field projects at the site focused on multiphase chemical processes within clouds.
Prospective Graduate Student Visiting WeekendThe Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences (DAES) and the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) will hold a graduate recruitment event for prospective students, March 2-4, 2017 at the University at Albany.
Volcanic eruptions over the last 1,000 years have exacted a heavy influence on global climate, according to a new study led by researchers at UAlbany. The impact is felt most dramatically near the equator, where eruptions have led to reduced rainfall in both the summer monsoon and winter seasons, as well as a cooling trends across entire continents.
With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the east coast of the United States, more than 1.5 million Americans have already been instructed to evacuate their homes. UAlbany faculty experts are available to discuss the Category 4 storm.