Submitting Proposals : Guideline Overview

Proposals are welcome from all members of the scientific community for conducting field campaigns using the ARM Climate Research Facility. The ARM Facility provides operational and logistical resolurces to conduct field campaigns at the fixed ARM sites or to deploy one of the ARM Mobile Facilities (AMF) and/or ARM Aerial Facility (AAF). Please note that the facility provides use of its resources for campaigns, but does not provide research funding associated with the campaign. Principal investigators should demonstrate in their preproposal that funding for research is secured already or that a research grant is being submitted.

Proposed campaigns should focus on research that addresses the ARM mission of improving the understanding and representation of clouds and aerosols in climate and earth system models, as well as their interactions and coupling with Earth’s surface. Priority will be given to proposals that make comprehensive use of ARM facilities, focus on strategic goals of the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and have the ability to improve regional or global earth system models. Proposals that coordinate with other BER community capabilities, such as the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, AmeriFlux Network, Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic and Tropics) are encouraged.

Types of Proposals

  • Annual Facility Call – Deployment of an ARM Mobile Facility, ARM Aerial Facility, or complex campaign at a fixed site will be accepted and reviewed once per year.
  • Small Campaigns – Deployment of guest instruments, instruments for offsite deployments, or special operations, such as enhanced radiosondes or special scanning strategies at a fixed site with cost to ARM will be accepted anytime and reviewed on a quarterly basis.

More information on the ARM field campaign process is also available in the ARM Field Campaign Guidelines.