Laboratory Partners

Nine DOE national laboratories share the responsibility of managing and operating the ARM Climate Research Facility. This unique partnership supports the DOE mission to provide for the energy security of the nation. This mission includes climate impacts of current and future energy production and developing solutions based on a sound energy strategy. Each laboratory has specific roles and responsibilities as described below.

A critical mass of ARM Facility colleagues gather for a rare group photo in March 2014.
A critical mass of ARM Facility colleagues gather for a rare group photo in March 2014.

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL): Responsible for management of the Southern Great Plains site, the largest, most extensive ARM site; securing the data systems and communications for all the ARM sites; and leading all the instrument mentors as well as mentorship of select instruments.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL): Responsible for the External Data Center and systems engineering support, including the collection of field campaign data sets, value-added processing, web services, database development, and data collection software; and mentorship of aerosol observing systems and sun photometers.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL): Responsible for mentorship of carbon flux instruments.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL): Responsible for the evaluation, testing, and integration of sub-gridscale processes into global climate models.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): Responsible for managing and operating two ARM Mobile Facilities, development and maintenance of process-driven web-based applications, and assisting with educational outreach.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Responsible for the mentorship of broadband radiometers.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): Responsible for hosting the ARM Data Center, operating the Data Archive, and providing web-based data product request services for the user community. The Archive also provides data reprocessing services and support.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL): Responsible for implementing the overall technical direction of the user facility and operations oversight, including instrument systems, data processes, and field safety. Key facility-wide components include the Data Quality Office, field campaign coordination, ARM website content management and design, instrument and software engineering, public information products and services, educational outreach, and program budget integration. PNNL is also responsible for the ARM Aerial Facility, mentorship of select instruments, and the Data Management Facility that processes raw data from all the ARM research sites.

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL): Responsible for managing the North Slope of Alaska sites, the third ARM Mobile Facility, and mentorship of select instruments.