The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) was established on February 16, 1961, by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, as a university wide center for the specific purpose to promote and encourage programs in basic and applied sciences especially as they related to the atmospheric environment. The Center encourages participation by faculty and students of all units of the State University and by all appropriate industrial, governmental and educational groups in the development and execution of its research programs.
The Center performs world-class research to study the physical and chemical nature of the atmosphere and to apply that knowledge to study the interaction of chemical, physical, geological and biological processes impacting our environment. In the performance of these research activities the Center serves to enhance the scientific capacity and infrastructure of New York State, through technology transfer and collaboration with state, federal and industrial partners, to advance the quality of life and economic well being of its citizens.
In addition to its primary research mission, ASRC research staff teach courses and mentor graduate students in Masters and Ph.D. programs in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Physics, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Public Administration and Policy, and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental Chemistry in the School of Public Health.