Features

Around the World in 52 Months
Nov 14, 2014       
The Department of Energy has selected six field campaigns to take place from 2015 through most of 2019. These new efforts kick off in the summer of 2015 at the Southern Great Plains site and take the first ARM Mobile Facility from Brazil to Ascension Island, located in the southeast Atlantic Ocean between South America and Africa, in spring 2016.

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Heartfelt Goodbye to Manus Island
Aug 27, 2014       
After 18 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARM observation site at Manus Island is closed, but the data results will live on and remain available for use in the ARM Data Archive.

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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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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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First Phase of Research Flights Completed for GOAMAZON
Jun 02, 2014       
Crisscrossing the sky above the Amazon Basin, a Gulfstream-1 aircraft operated by the ARM Aerial Facility completed 16 flights and logged 42 research hours between February and March 2014 for Phase 1 of airborne measurements for the Green Ocean Amazon, or GOAMAZON, field campaign.

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ARM Megasites Previewed at Annual Science Team Meeting
Apr 04, 2014       
Research colleagues at the annual meeting of DOE's Atmospheric System Research program were among the first to hear details about the ARM Facility's plans for enhanced measurements to speed climate model advancements.

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A New Species in the Amazon Rain Forest: Scientists
Feb 18, 2014       
Scientists will soon have a wealth of new climate data from the Amazon Basin. For the next two years, the Green Ocean Amazon, or GOAMAZON, field campaign is gathering climate data using a comprehensive network of instrumented observation sites located around Manaus, Brazil. Researchers will use data obtained during GOAMAZON to investigate how changes in climate and human influences, such as pollution and deforestation, may impact tropical ecosystems or alter the processes that drive atmospheric circulation around the globe.

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Biogenic Aerosols Examined in Finland Forest
Feb 05, 2014       
This month, the ARM Climate Research Facility is deploying one of its mobile facilities among 50-year-old pine trees in southern Finland as part of the Biogenic Aerosols – Effects on Clouds and Climate field campaign. Equipped with dozens of different instruments to measure properties in the atmosphere, the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) will obtain continuous measurements from the site in Hyytiälä, Finland, through September 2014.

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Pole Position: New Field Campaigns Explore Arctic and Antarctic Atmosphere
Dec 30, 2013       
For the first time, ARM ventures to Antarctica for one of several newly selected field campaigns taking place between 2014 and 2016.

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