Facility News

Upcoming Election for ARM User Executive Committee
Sep 19, 2016       
Make a Difference: Get Involved Nominations are underway for the ARM Facility’s User Executive committee (UEC). The UEC is made up of scientific users of ARM data. Members are selected according to popular vote by the users according to science areas. This year, in addition to soliciting nominations for science themes, we are accepting nominations to add [...]

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A-OK in Oklahoma: SGP Reconfiguration is Right on Track
Sep 19, 2016       
As part of the next-generation ARM Climate Research Facility initiative, the Southern Great Plains site in Oklahoma has been undergoing a reconfiguration, including moving the Raman lidar, to become a “megasite."

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Doing the Translator Shuffle: Changing Roles at ARM
Sep 19, 2016       
ARM Translators taking on new challenges: Mike Jensen steps down, Laura Riihimaki and Scott Giangrande step up The role of lead translator is changing hands as Laura Riihimaki, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), takes over for Mike Jensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Scott Giangrande, BNL, is also joining the translator team. Speaking the Language of Data Translators [...]

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ARM’s New Radar Operating Paradigm Aims to Maximize Performance
Aug 15, 2016       
Maintaining the pulse of the radar network is vital to research Radars have been getting a lot of attention at ARM in the last few months. These instruments represent a critical part of ARM’s observation strategy. The ARM Facility operates the largest research radar network in the world, including a wide range of instruments from single-frequency profiling [...]

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Working Together to Develop New Radar Products
Aug 15, 2016       
A joint ARM and ASR workshop turned basic instrument output into more valuable data While many of their neighbors were thinking of the sun, beaches, and waters of Long Island, a group of Atmospheric System Research scientists and ARM Climate Research Facility developers gathered at Stony Brook University (SBU) from June 23 to July 1 for an [...]

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LASSO Released First Results, Corralling Models and Measurements
Aug 15, 2016       
The Alpha 1 release of LASSO showcases features and solicits feedback LASSO has been roping measurements and wrangling models for a year, and the project just released its first set of results, Alpha 1. LASSO: An Integral Part of ARM’s Future LASSO, or Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation workflow, is a two-year pilot project meant [...]

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ARM Monograph is Now Available
Aug 15, 2016       
The ARM monograph, an online document written by ARM veterans and published by the American Meteorological Society, is now fully available—all 30 chapters and its three appendices. Chronicling the history of the first two decades of ARM, this monograph, entitled The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program: The First 20 Years, covers: How ARM evolved operationally and scientifically. How [...]

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Early Career Funding Opportunity Available
Aug 08, 2016       
A funding opportunity for early career researchers in universities and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories is available from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The Early Career Research Program, now in its eighth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research [...]

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Research Balloon Lost in Alaska
Aug 01, 2016       
A tethered balloon used for atmospheric measurements was being prepared July 27 at Oliktok Point, Alaska, when an unexpected gust of wind lifted the balloon and severed its tether cord. The balloon rose and drifted north across the Beaufort Sea, dropping to the sea roughly 60 km north of Oliktok. The balloon, which carried Atmospheric Radiation Measurement [...]

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Next Round of Deadlines for Small Campaigns Coming Up
Jul 18, 2016       
The next deadline to propose for smaller field campaigns will be August 22. Small campaigns do not require a full deployment of ARM Facility equipment, like an ARM mobile or aerial facility. They require just an instrument or two, or are in conjunction with a larger facility operation. Costing less than $25,000, these campaigns give [...]

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