Facility News

AGU Journal Seeks Editor in Chief
Jul 11, 2014       
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is seeking a dynamic, well-organized scientist with high editorial standards to serve a 4-year term as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES). The editor-in-chief will be the principal architect of the scientific content for the journal and an active scientist, well known and well [...]

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ARM’s Educational Outreach Recognized
Jul 10, 2014       
ARM’s lesson plan, "Thermal Expansion of Water" has been selected for inclusion in the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network’s (CLEAN) collection of educational resources. The CLEAN efforts are funded through research grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Energy (DOE). Receipt of the prestigious CLEAN [...]

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Sally McFarlane Named DOE ARM Program Manager
Jul 09, 2014       
On July 1, Dr. Sally McFarlane took a new role in the U.S. Department of Energy as the program manager for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility.

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Studying the Sky—Day and Night
Jul 08, 2014       
Clouds play a critical role in our climate system by reflecting light and heat into space and distributing precipitation. At the ARM Southern Great Plains site, a variety of instruments measure different aspects of clouds, such as cloud fraction, or the amount of cloud coverage an area gets at any certain time. In May, a new [...]

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A Richly Deserved Retirement; a Job Well Done
Jul 01, 2014       
June 30, 2014, marks another key milestone in the progress and evolution of the ARM Climate Research Facility. After 20 years of leadership, Wanda Ferrell, DOE Program Director for the ARM Facility, is retiring.

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Farewell, Dr. Peter Lamb—A Lion for Climate Research
May 30, 2014       
A valued friend and colleague, ARM Facility pioneer, and site scientist for the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site for many years, Dr. Peter Lamb passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his home on May 28 at the age of 66. His contributions and many friendships throughout the ARM Facility and scientific community are a [...]

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DOE Early Career Research Awardee to Study Water Cycle
May 21, 2014       
Recently announced by the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program, Mike Pritchard from the University of California-Irvine is one of 35 awardees who will receive funding support for their research over the next 5 years. Pritchard, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, was selected for his research topic, “Understanding the Roles of [...]

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Characterizing Ice Nuclei Over Southern Great Plains
May 13, 2014       
Plants are reservoirs of bacteria and fungal spores, and the soils they grow in are full of these and other particles composed of clay minerals and decaying plant matter. When disturbed by natural or human-caused events such as fires, windstorms, and agricultural activities, these microscopic particles are released into the air, eventually attracting moisture to [...]

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Standards for ARM Data Assure Consistency, Sustainability
May 02, 2014       
To sustain and enable consistent use and analysis of multiyear data sets by the scientific community, the newly published ARM Data Standards Version 1.0 details the required and recommended standards for ARM data.

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