Instrument : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation (MET)

Instrument Categories
Surface Meteorology

Picture of the ARM Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology station (MET)

General Overview

The ARM Surface Meteorology Systems (MET) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-minute statistics of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and rain-rate. Additional sensors may be added to or removed from the base set of sensors depending upon the deployment location, climate regime, or programmatic needs. In addition, sensor types may change depending upon the climate regime of the deployment. These changes/additions are noted in the Deployment Locations and History section of the instrument handbook.

Output Datastreams

  • met : ARM-standard Meteorological Instrumentation at Surface

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Barrow AK
NSAC2 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Atqasuk AK retired
Southern Great Plains
SGPE1 Browse Data Browse PlotsLarned, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE3 Browse Data Browse PlotsLeRoy, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE4 Browse Data Browse PlotsPlevna, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE5 Browse Data Browse PlotsHalstead, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE6 Browse Data Browse PlotsTowanda, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE7 Browse Data Browse PlotsElk Falls, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE8 Browse Data Browse PlotsColdwater, KS (Extended) retired
SGPE9 Browse Data Browse PlotsAshton, KS (Extended)
SGPE11 Browse Data Browse PlotsByron, OK (Extended)
SGPE13 Browse Data Browse PlotsLamont, OK (Extended)
SGPE15 Browse Data Browse PlotsRingwood, OK (Extended)
SGPE20 Browse Data Browse PlotsMeeker, OK (Extended) retired
SGPE21 Browse Data Browse PlotsOkmulgee, OK (Extended)
SGPE24 Browse Data Browse PlotsCyril, OK (Extended) retired
SGPE25 Browse DataSeminole, OK (Extended) retired
SGPE27 Browse Data Browse PlotsEarlsboro, OK (Extended) retired
SGPE31 Browse Data Browse PlotsAnthony, KS (Extended)
SGPE32 Browse Data Browse PlotsMedford, OK (Extended)
SGPE33 Browse Data Browse PlotsNewkirk, OK (Extended)
SGPE34 Browse Data Browse PlotsMaple City, KS (Extended)
SGPE35 Browse Data Browse PlotsTryon, OK (Extended)
SGPE36 Browse Data Browse PlotsMarshall, OK (Extended)
SGPE37 Browse Data Browse PlotsWaukomis, OK (Extended)
SGPE38 Browse Data Browse PlotsOmega, OK (Extended)
SGPE39 Browse DataMorrison, OK (Extended)
SGPE40 Browse DataPawnee, OK (Extended)
SGPE41 Browse DataPeckham, OK (Extended)
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG retired
TWPC2 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Nauru Island retired
TWPC3 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
ARM Mobile Facility
ASIM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsAscension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; AMF1
AWRM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsMcMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
FKBM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsBlack Forest, Germany retired
GANM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGan Airport, Gan Island, Maldives; AMF2 retired
GRWM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal; AMF1 retired
HFEM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsShouxian, Anhui, China retired
MAGM1 Browse DataLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2
MAOM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
NIMM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsNiamey, Niger retired
OLIM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsOlikiok Point, Alaska; AMF3
PGHM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsARIES Observatory, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India; AMF1 retired
PVCM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1 retired
PYEM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsPoint Reyes, CA retired
SBSM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsSteamboat Springs CO, Valley Site; AMF2 retired
TMPM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location

Contact(s)

Jenni Kyrouac
Argonne National Laboratory
815-347-6969
jprell@anl.gov

Donna Holdridge
Argonne National Laboratory
associate
(630) 252-5148
djholdridge@anl.gov