DAS Research Science Themes

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DAS conducts research, development, and educational activities through a broad range of areas including meteorology, aerosol formation, atmospheric chemistry, visibility assessment, urban air quality and the transport of pollutants. By these means, DAS increases scientific knowledge, assists in solving environmental problems, contributes to economic development, and improves human health and welfare.

DAS receives research funding from a wide variety of federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as private industry, universities, and foundations. Typically, over 100 funding sources sponsor DAS research within a single year. Federal government agencies generally provide the majority of DAS funding; these include NSF, DOE, DOD, DOI, NOAA, NASA, and EPA.

Please select a DAS research project for more information. Projects are listed alphabetically. Use the Title Filter to search for a word in a title.
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#81 Cloud Seeding Project for Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2011
2007-2008 Flood Emergency Response Program Improvement Consulting Services, Initiate Activity 4 of the Flood Emergency Response Program Improvement
5 year Cloud Seeding Project for the Walker Basin WY2011-2015
5-Year Cloud Seeding Project for the Walker Basin for Water Years 2011-2015
A Dry Thunderstorm Forecasting Index
A Tahoe Climate Information for Management System (TahoeClime)
Advanced IMPROVE Studies
Advancing our Understanding and the Remote Sensing of Ice Clouds
Air Quality Monitoring Plan
Air Quality Resource Briefs
Analysis of StormVEx Science Data (StormVEx ASR Data)
Applied Climate Research (Heavy Precipitation Events)
ARRA - In Situ Measurements of Snowfall Rate and Accumulation During StormVEx
ARRA: Solar Reforming of CO2 to Produce Diesel Fuel
Assemble One Weather Station for the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Assessing Fuel Treatments in Southern California National Forests in the Context of Climate Change
Assessing Fuel Treatments in Southern California National Forests in the Context of Climate Change
Assessment of Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) Observations and Estimating the Optimal Distribution of RAWS Stations to Include Development of 7-Day RAWS-MOS
AVIRIS
Cairo Source Attribution Study
California Observations and Analysis
CANSAC Support
CANSAC Support 2010
CANSAC Support 2012-2013
CANSAC WRF
Carbon Analysis of IMPROVE Filters
CCN and Large Nuclei in RICO
CEC/Scripps California Observations & Analysis Phase V
Chemical Analysis of PM10 and PM2.5 Filters from Mammoth Lakes
Chemical Characterization for PM10 Samples at Nye County - Pahrump
Climate and Ecosystem Studies and Product Development for Wildland Fire and Resource Management
Climate Change Collaboration, Education and Outreach Platform
Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Strategies to Wildfire in the Southwestern US
Climate Monitoring Assessment for the Arctic Inventory and Monitoring Network
Climate Monitoring Installation and Data Management for Mojave Desert Network Inventory and Monitoring Program
Climatological, Meteorological and Smoke Decision Support Information for Burning Operations of the National Park Service and other Federal Land Management Agencies in California and Nevada
Climatological, Meteorological and Smoke Decision Support Information for Prescribed Burning Operations and Wildland Fire Management in California and Nevada
Climatology and Trends in Extratopical Cyclones
Cloud Seeding Generator, Weather Station and Propane Dispenser Operation and Maintenance for the Grand Mesa WEA Weather Modification Program
Cloud Seeding Project for Northeast Nevada (WY2010) - Ruby Mountains/Tuscarora
Cloud Seeding Project for Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2010
Cloud Seeding Project for Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2012
Cloud Seeding Project for Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2013
Cloud Seeding Project for the Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2011
Cloud Seeding Project for the Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2013
Cloud Seeding Project for the Walker Basin WY2011-2015
Cloud Seeding Project for the Walker River Basin for WY2010
Cloud Supersaturations and Droplet Spectral Width
Clover Mountain Weather Station
CNAP Assessment Supplement 2010-2011
CNAP Core Brown Year 1/5
CNAP Core Redmond Year 1/5
CNAP Core Support
CNAP NCA Postdoc
CNAP Participant Support Year 1/5
Co-Production of Power, Fuels, and Chemicals via Coal/Biomass Mixtures
Collaboration Between DRI and NASA GISS to Investigate the Global Role of Bioaerosols in Cloud Formation
Collaborative Research: A Climate Station Network for the UC Natural Reserve System
Collaborative Research: ADVANCE Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching Networks (ASCENT)
Collaborative Research: Airborne Radar Investigation of Mountain Waves and Rotors
Collaborative Research: Airborne Radar Investigation of Mountain Waves and Rotors
Collaborative Research: Colorado Airborne Multi-Phase Cloud Study (CAMPS)
Collaborative Research: Hygroscopic Properties of Aerosol Organics
Collaborative Research: Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols
Collaborative Research: Phylogenetic Cascades and the Evolution of Tropical Diversity in a System of Plants, Caterpillars, and Parasitoids
Collaborative Research: The Reno Atmospheric Mercury Inter-Comparison Experiment
Collaborative Research: NO3 induced nighttime air chemistry
Collaborative Research: Physics of Stratocumulus Top (POST)
Conduct Energy Study
Construction of 5 PI-SWERL Skeletons
CRC Project E-88: Follow-on Study of Transportation Fuel Life Cycle Analysis
Critical Fire Weather Patterns
CWD CA Pilot Klamath
Data Analysis and Modeling to Support NOWCAST and Forecast Activities at the Fallon Naval Air Station
Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Economical Conversion of Biomass to Diesel Fuel
Developing an Urban Air Quality Management Program in Jakarta
Developing Thermal Conversion Options for Biorefinery Residues
Development and Evaluation of Regional Climate Downscaling Techniques in Forcing a Coupled Hydrological Model in Small Snow-Dominated Watershed
Development of Experimental FCAMMS National Forecast Products - Bluesky
Development of Marketing Demonstration System for Utility Accountant Energy Management
Development of the WN09 Dry Thunderstorm Forecast Procedure
Dilution Sampling System for Biomass-Derived Syngas
Do Micro-Environments Govern Macroecology?
DRI Renewable Energy Center REEF Phase II
DRRC, Collaborative Research: Emergency Management in Rural America: Decision-Makers Use of Climate Science in Flood Planing and Management (Rural Floods)
Dynamics of Aeolian Processes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Effects of Global Change on the Atmospheric Mercury Burden and Mercury Sequestration Through Changes in Ecosystem Carbon Pools
ET Stations
Evaluation of Prescribed Burn Impacts on Air Quality and Visibility in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Expert Technical Review and Ozone Data Analysis Support
Exposure Classification Project
Exposure Facility and Conduct of a Chronic Bioassay
Extratropical Control of Gulf Surges: The Role of Rossby Wave Breaking and Associated Mesoscale Processes
Fabrication of a T Probe System for Navy A-10 Atmospheric Research Aircraft
Feasibility Study for an Eastern Nevada Cloud Seeding Project
Fire Danger Pocket Cards
Fire History and Climate Change in the Western U.S.
Fire Program Analysis (FPA)
Fire Weather and Climate Information(NOAA UCSD CAP)
Fugitive Sources of PM10 and Laboratory Analysis of Airborne Samples
gridACIS Conversion
HCN-M West CA-NV
Ice Cloud Size Distributions
ICE-L CCN Spectral Measurements
Impacts of Free-Tropospheric Smoke and Humidity on the Interactions Between Stratocumulus Clouds and Aerosols
Implications of Arctic Sea Ice Reduction on Tropospheric Bromine, Ozone, and Mercury Chemical Process, Transport and Distribution
Inland Air-Quality Impacts from Urbanization of the Israeli-Gaza Mediterranean Coast
Installation and Maintenance of Cloud Seeding Equipment for the Grand Mesa WEA Cloud Seeding Program
Integrating NASA Earth Science into Secondary-Level STEM Education
Investigation of Biodiesel Chemistry, Carbon Footprint and Regional Fuel Quality
Lake Tahoe Visibility Impairment Source Apportionment Analysis
Land-Based Sources of Air Quality Contaminants in the Binational Border Region of Southwestern New Mexico, Northwestern Chihuahua and West Texas
LCA Workshop
Local and Community-Scale Monitoring for the San Francisco Bay Area Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program
Local Host and Logistical Support for DOE-ARM AMF2 Deployment to StormVEx
Maintenance of a Remotely Controlled Seeding Generator and Weather Station
Mercury Oxidation and Depletion in the Reactive Halogen Enriched Troposphere of the Dead Sea
Mobile Aerosol Monitoring System for Department of Defense - Continuous Aerosol and Aerosol Optics Measurements in Theater (ITAMI)
Monopole Camera Mount
MRI: Development of a Cavity Ring-Down Sensor for Real-Time Measurement of Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations and Fluxes (ARRA)
MRI: Development of Enhanced T-Probe for Aircraft Measurement of Mixed Phase Ice-Water Cloud
NASA Satellite Validation Distributed Snowfall Measurement Network
National Climate Assessment
National Deployment of Portable Emissions and Activity Measurement Devices . . . .
National FCAMMS
National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) CalFire
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education and Outreach
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach (FY10 Task 2 - Hatchett)
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach (Task 2 - KC King)
Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach (Task 7)
Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium
Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium
NIDIS DM Author FY11
NIDIS Drought
NIDIS NPIT 2011 Support
NIDIS NPIT Lead Supplement
NIDIS Portal (WXC3 Ph 3)
NIDIS Web Mapping (AWR)
NIDIS WRCC Portal FY11
North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR)
North Pacific Mesoscale Coupled Air-Ocean Simulations Compared with Observations
NSF EPSCoR Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach (Hatchett)
NSF EPSCoR: Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach Integrative Science Project (ISP) - Urban Water Task 1
NSF EPSCoR: Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach Integrative Science Project (ISP) - Urban Water Task 1 - Year 2
NSHE EPSCoR Student Mentorship - Task 7
Operate and Maintain 2 Agl Generators for Denver Water - Winter Park Project
Operate and Maintain 2Agl Generators for Winter Park Project
Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program - Science, Technology & Air Quality Regulatory Compliance Services
Ozone Modeling and Emission Control Strategies for the Lake Tahoe Basin
Pacific Islands Station Install/Access
PAH and Nitro PAH Analysis in Motor Vehicle Emissions
Particulate Emissions from Biomass Burning: Quantification of the Contributions from Residential Wood Combustion, Forest Fires, and Prescribed Fires
PI-SWERL Skeletal Units
Pit-McCloud Aquifer Recharge Project
PM 10 & PM 2.5 Filter Analysis
PM2.5 Filter Laboratory Analysis Program
PM2.5 Filter Laboratory Analysis Program
PM2.5 Filter Sampling
Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer PRISM
Predictive Services - Gridded 7 Day Fire Danger
Predictive Services Data Formatting
Professional Services Contract - CANSAC
Project to Install, Operate and Maintain a Remotely Controlled Seeding Generator and Weather Station for SWCD
Projecting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Fire-Prone Forests Under Future Climate Scenarios
Quantifying the Links Between Vehicle Activity and Pollutant Emissions: Temporal and Seasonal
Rainfall Simulator Modification
RAWS Data Archive
RCC Assessment (RCC NCA Clim Summ 2011)
Refurbish a Remotely Controlled Cloud Seeding Generator for the Grand Mesa Cloud Seeding Program
Regional Climate Services Support in the Western Region
Regional Climate Services Support in the Western Region
Regional Climate Trends Assessment for the Southern Sierra Nevada
Remotely Controlled Cloud Seeding Operations for the WY2012 Winter Park - Denver Water Cloud Seeding Project
Renewable Energy Center - Desert Research Institute: Phase II
Role of Climate in Wildfire and Fuels Management - Task 14
Rural Nevada/California Energy Audit Program
Science of Terra/Aqua Program
Scientific Peer Review of Science Activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin
SEARCH III - OC/EC Analysis
Southwest Climate Science Center
Southwest Monsoon Decision Support for Fire Activity
Speciation Carbon Analysis of PM2.5 Collected on Quartz Filters
Speciation of PM2.5 Organic Compounds in Atlanta
State of New Hampshire v Hess Corporation - Expert Services Retention Agreement
Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation at the Dryden Flight Research Center and Within the Mojave Desert Region
Tall Tower Wind Energy Monitoring and Numerical Model Validation in Southern Nevada
Task 10 - Development and Delivery of CEFA-CANSAC Products
Task Order 7 - RAWS Web Access
Technical and Economic Analysis Support for Regulation of Motor Vehicles, Engines, Fuels and Fuel Additives
Trace Chemical Monitoring for the Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Project
Track 1 - Geoscience Research at Storm Peak Lab -GRASP (ARRA)
TRF #92 - Cloud Seeding Project for Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY2012
Ultra Trace Chemical Monitoring for the Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Project 2011 and 2012 Winter Field Seasons
Understanding Drought for Interagency Fuels and Fire Business
Understanding Drought for Interagency Fuels and Fire Business - Task 13
Union Pac RR Emissions
Update of Fire Cache Smoke Monitor Web Site
Updates to the Victoria Fire Weather Gridded Dataset
US - Egypt Joint Board on Scientific and Technological Cooperation - Egyptian Climatology
Usage of PI-SWERL Instrument and Data Analysis
Use of Storm Peak Laboratory for Instrument Calibration
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Valles Caldera National Preserve - Operations and Servicing
Vegetative Roughness Controls on Aeolian Sediment Transport
Verification of Spot Fire Weather Forecasts
Vertical Profiles, Size Distributions, and Intermittency in Aeolian Sediment Transport: Field Measurements with a Novel Instrument (Sand Sensor I)
Visibility Monitoring and Standards for Lake Tahoe Basin: Assessment of Current and Alternative Approaches
Weather Data Collection - Bango Oil
Weather Data Management and Access System for RMBL Stations
Web Access to RAWS Data and Products
WestWide Drought Tracker: Monitoring Drought at Fine Spatial Scales Across the Western US
Wildfire Urban Interface Analysis
Wind Energy Collection at Ophir Hills Site
Wind Measurement Test
WRCC Data Retrieval and Site Visits
WRCC Data Retrieval and Site Visits
WRCC Data Retrieval and Site Visits
Wx Coder
WxCoder Support FY11
 

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