Features

Nature Article: Carbon Dioxide’s Greenhouse Effect at Earth’s Surface Confirmed Using ARM Data
Feb 25, 2015       
Scientists have for the first time observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface. The research, conducted using data and data products from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, is reported Wednesday, February 25, in the advance online publication of the journal Nature.

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North Slope Megasite Preparations Take Form
Feb 03, 2015       
This fall, the installation of the third ARM Mobile Facility was completed at Oliktok Point, Alaska, with the addition of scanning and vertical-pointing radars, as well as a Raman lidar. With 4 years remaining as planned in the extended deployment at Oliktok, the first year of data collections was completed on September 30, 2014.

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Chasing Aerosols and Atmospheric Rivers
Jan 23, 2015       
Over the next six weeks during the ARM Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment, DOE's second ARM mobile facility and ARM Aerial Facility will be collecting data to improve computer models that predict extreme events in a changing climate. Researchers are hoping to find more answers to atmospheric rivers—a phenomenon only identified by scientists in the last 15 years—and aerosol-precipitation interactions.

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Studying the Amazon Basin’s Climate by Air and by Land
Jan 15, 2015       
Scientists have now completed the first half of the interagency Green Ocean Amazon (GOAMAZON) campaign, a two-year study to determine how Mother Nature interacts with pollution from a city of 2 million people and the impact that interaction has on the pristine and delicate climate of Brazil’s Amazon Basin.

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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees—And to the Aerosols
Jan 09, 2015       
Nine months in the icy, cold forests of Finland was not what the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) was primarily created for, but because of its adaptability and reputation for stability in various climates and weather conditions, the AMF2 was essential for the Biogenic Aerosols - Effects on Clouds and Climate Campaign.

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Eastern North Atlantic Site Expands Data Capabilities
Jan 06, 2015       
The now one-year-old climate research site has filled with instruments that will lead to cutting-edge research data.

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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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