Facility News

Nature Geoscience Article: Raindrops Disperse Climate-Critical Organic Particles
May 23, 2016       
ARM site plays a role in a novel finding on rain events and airborne carbonaceous particles On March 26, 2014, a strong rainstorm swept through a region of open farmland around Lamont, Oklahoma. The next day, a scientist looking at an air sample collected during the rain event made an observation that could alter the way [...]

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Young ASR Researcher Receives White House Award
May 22, 2016       
Gijs de Boer commands an Arctic air force of unmanned miniature planes Making an appearance at the White House in early May was 36-year-old Gijs de Boer, who is both an Atmospheric System Research scientist and ARM Climate Research Facility user. He is a prolific researcher with the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science [...]

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ACME/ARM/ASR, or AAA, Workshop Report Available on DOE Website
May 10, 2016       
While the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) and Earth System Modeling (ESM) programs have made considerable contributions to the understanding of the atmospheric component of Earth’s climate system and to development and evaluation of global climate model parameterizations, greater advances may follow [...]

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ARM’s Archive Manager About to Retire
Apr 18, 2016       
Raymond McCord, long-time Archive Manager, retires at the end of May One of Raymond McCord's last acts at Archive Manager for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will be to attend the ARM/Atmospheric System Research Joint User Group/Principal Investigator Meeting in Tysons Corner, Virginia, from May 2 to 5. This will provide a fitting opportunity for [...]

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Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group Assembled
Apr 17, 2016       
ARM recently formed the Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group to represent research community interests and provide feedback to the LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation Workflow (LASSO) modeling project. This group consists of six scientists, spanning the range of specialties that will benefit from LASSO, plus ARM Technical Director, Jim Mather; LASSO principal investigator, William Gustafson; [...]

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ARM Aerial Facility’s Lofty Goal: Collect Crucial Arctic Climate Change Data with Unmanned Aerial Systems
Mar 28, 2016       
ARM bolsters aerial data collection capabilities with new aircraft, instruments for 2016 Concerned about rapid climate change in the Arctic, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is procuring a fleet of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to expand the scope of climate research activities on Alaska’s North Slope and provide [...]

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ASR Atmospheric Convection Workshop Held
Mar 28, 2016       
Atmospheric moist convection is a primary process through which much of the heat from the surface of the Earth is transported to the upper troposphere. This process starts out with the formation of small shallow clouds that rise from the boundary layer, which under the right environmental conditions grow into deep thunderstorms that produce rain. These [...]

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