Atmospheric Science Research Center Records, 2014 October 17 - 2017 May 17
- Atmospheric Science Research Center
- The collection consists of inactive records from the University at Albany's Atmospheric Science Research Center.
- 6.5 cubic ft. and 96 captures
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Records. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. While it is likely that portions of the collection may be viewed, access must be managed by an archivist.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
The collections consists of University at Albany's Atmospheric Science Research Center records including: annual reports, 1970-1983; programs of the center, 1970-1984; and publications, 1961-1984. There is also a series dedicated to the Minimum Energy Building project spearheaded by the Center from 1975-1979. This includes the various proposals of the project and reports on various tests done on the building.
- Biographical / Historical:
The University at Albany established the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) on February 16, 1961 , 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 protge of Nobel Prize winner Irving Langmuir, ASRCs world-class researchers study the physical and chemical nature of the atmosphere 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 States 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) 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, and dispersion modeling; and high performance computing, scientific computing, and visual analytics. In 1975 the the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center began a project of creating a strustucre that uses minimal energy through creative architectural choices. They tested different kinds of wall construction and other unusual aspects of hoem construction to conserve as much energy as possible.
- Acquisition information:
All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2015 by Melissa McMullen.