Facility News

Pierre Gentine and Yunyan Zhang Selected Early Career Research Program
May 19, 2015       
Two ARM Facility users and Atmospheric System Research program researchers were selected for the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Pierre Gentine, from Columbia University in New York, and Yunyan Zhang from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were among the 44 nationwide recipients awarded this funding opportunity that supports the development of individual [...]

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Flynn, Schmid Receive NASA Group Achievement Award
May 18, 2015       
ARM Aerial Facility Technical Director Beat Schmid and ARM Aerosol Working Group Translator Connor Flynn received the prestigious 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Group Achievement Award. The award recognized the collaborative team from the NASA field campaign Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds, and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) deployed during [...]

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Pilot Phase Begins for Routine Large-Eddy Simulations
May 15, 2015       
Researchers target observation and modeling together for a new level of scientific analysis on climate When it comes to clouds, the Earth’s energy budget, and tiny aerosols, scientists don’t have all the answers. However, each atmospheric model improvement brings them a small step closer. A team of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientists, led by William [...]

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2015 William T. Pecora Award Nominations
May 12, 2015       
Nominations for the 2015 William T. Pecora Award are currently being accepted through June 15. This award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth using remote sensing. Individuals from public and private sector, teams, organizations, and professional societies are eligible. Both national and international nominations [...]

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First Ever ARM / ASR Joint User Facility PI Meeting
Apr 21, 2015       
A recent joint meeting of the users and staff from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and principal investigators from the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program provided invaluable input on scientific priorities, needs, and gaps to the ARM Facility, as well as insight into ASR research and scientific progress. This first ever joint [...]

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Aerosol Measurement Science Group Charter Now Available
Mar 26, 2015       
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility has established a charter for a new Aerosol Measurement Science Group (AMSG). Tasked with providing enhanced coordination of ARM Facility observations of aerosols and atmospheric trace gases with the needs of its users, the group’s main objective is to ensure advanced, well-characterized measurements and data products for [...]

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New Advisory Group Focuses Efforts on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Mar 03, 2015       
The Arctic is experiencing rapid climate change with nearly double the rate of surface warming observed elsewhere on the planet. Currently, the reasons for arctic amplification are not well understood, nor are the impacts to the global carbon cycle well quantified. Atmospheric researchers are using unmanned aircraft to study problems requiring frequent or long-duration observations [...]

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User Executive Committee Chairs Named
Mar 03, 2015       
The first order of business at the January inaugural meeting of the newly established ARM User Executive Committee was to elect Dave Turner, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, as chair and Larry Berg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as co-chair. These are 2-year terms with co-chair succeeding to chair at the conclusion of the first term. In [...]

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