Facility News

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 [...]

Read more

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; [...]

Read more

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 [...]

Read more

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 [...]

Read more

ASR Marine Low Clouds Workshop Held
Feb 29, 2016       
While they may not elicit the excitement and drama of their deeper, more-intense, sibling thunderstorm clouds that are associated with severe weather and catastrophic damage, low clouds over oceans are important players in the Earth’s climate story. Marine low clouds represent one of the largest uncertainties and most important feedback factors in current-generation climate models. These [...]

Read more

Manvendra Dubey Awarded Los Alamos Fellows Prize
Feb 29, 2016       
Manvendra Dubey recently received the Los Alamos National Laboratory 2015 Fellows Prize for Outstanding Research for his achievements in the fields of leadership and science in the global climate community. Dubey’s research has created a confluence of field observations, laboratory measurements, and climate-biogeochemistry-carbon models to improve predictions of climate change impacts and air quality. Supported by [...]

Read more

Supplemental Awards Available for Graduate Students
Feb 22, 2016       
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is accepting new applications for supplemental funds to conduct part of applicant's thesis research at a DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are [...]

Read more

Opportunity for Cloud Properties Retrieval Algorithm Development: Request for Interest Opened
Feb 10, 2016       
The ARM Climate Research Facility, through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is looking for a science consultant with relevant industry knowledge to develop an operational algorithm for retrieving vertically resolved cloud properties using existing ground-based remote sensing instruments at ARM facilities, including both fixed and mobile sites. This development effort will support ARM’s mission [...]

Read more

New Campaign Guidance, New Review Deadlines—Even for Smaller Campaigns
Feb 08, 2016       
Did you know? In November, new field campaign guidelines were published that changed the review process for field campaign submissions, particularly for smaller field campaigns. In the past, smaller field campaigns were reviewed and approved on an ongoing basis. Now, smaller campaigns may still be submitted at any time; however, they will only be approved on [...]

Read more

ENA’s Newest Instruments Support Most Extensive Marine Cloud Data Set
Feb 08, 2016       
An elderly farmer sings in Portuguese as his donkey carries him down the steep cobbled roads to a village below. Hydrangeas and cedar perfume the air around bubbling volcanic geysers and lagoons. A thousand miles from anywhere, Graciosa Island hosts some of the world’s most advanced atmospheric instrumentation that scientists rely on to advance climate [...]

Read more

Discover What You Missed at AGU and AMS
Feb 08, 2016       
If you weren’t able to attend the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 14 to 18, or the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), January 10 to January 14, you can still discover the research results that were presented featuring ARM Climate Research Facility data. Nearly 24,000 scientists [...]

Read more

New Funding Opportunity Announced
Feb 05, 2016       
On February 5, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) opened a new DOE national laboratory announcement and a companion funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV) activity. The CMDV activity is a new effort to improve climate model architecture, software, and computational design to [...]

Read more