Program News

ARM Facility Insights at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting
Dec 13, 2014       
On Monday, December 15, ARM Facility leadership held the ARM Next Generation Town Hall at the 47th annual AGU Fall Meeting. Their presentation is being made available for those who are interested as well as a comprehensive list of the DOE research using ARM data at AGU. On Thursday, December 18, a press workshop will be held for the upcoming CalWater2 and ARM Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (ACAPEX), an interagency, interdisciplinary, field campaign starting in January.

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ARM Educational Outreach Puts Fun Twist on Science Night
Dec 02, 2014       
Community STEM Event Draws Big Crowds In November, ARM communications staff and scientists participated in the 6th annual Chief Joseph Middle School Science Night in Richland, Washington. Hundreds of students, parents, and educators turned out for the popular community event, which is free and open to the public. This year’s theme was: “How we use science, [...]

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Supporting Scientist Positon for ARM at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nov 26, 2014       
The Cloud Processes Research (CPR) Group within the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division (AEED) in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has an opening for a supporting scientist to join the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility data infrastructure. The ARM Facility Infrastructure Team develops value-added products from ARM field measurements to support cloud [...]

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Collaborators from the United States and Brazil Gather in D.C. to Discuss GOAMAZON
Nov 20, 2014       
Last month, researchers from the United States and Brazil came together at a symposium to present findings from their studies on the Amazon. The meeting, “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon,” was organized by the São Paulo Research Foundation Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Estado do São Paulo (FAPESP) in partnership with the U.S. Department [...]

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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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University of Miami seeking Faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Nov 07, 2014       
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science invites candidates for a tenure-track faculty position. Candidates with expertise in the experimental research areas of boundary layer meteorology, cloud and aerosol processes, radar meteorology and other types of remote and in-situ observations are especially welcome. The successful [...]

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Under the Radar—This Time in Retirement
Nov 05, 2014       
After 30 years with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, including the last two decades as leader of ARM’s radar engineering group, Kevin Widener retired this summer. Widener’s hard work and dedication to developing ARM’s one-of-a-kind cloud radar network were instrumental to the success and growth of the ARM Facility, which now boasts nearly three dozen radars. [...]

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Megasites Accept Mega Challenge: New Directions Take Formation in First Workshop
Nov 04, 2014       
With the growing interest in high-resolution model simulations, the Department of Energy Climate Environmental Sciences Division is hosting a series of workshops to focus on key scientific needs, gaps, and priorities in process model understanding and climate model prediction through the strategic deployment and operation of routine high-resolution modeling at the future "megasites" at the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) and Southern Great Plains (SGP) for the ARM Climate Research Facility.

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ARM Scientists Lead Radar Courses at ERAD2014
Oct 21, 2014       
In September, radar engineers and science colleagues gathered in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for the 8th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. Leading ARM radar experts and data users shared their advances during two short-course workshops. A third short course was coordinated by Atmospheric System Research (ASR) colleagues on “Applications of Dual-Polarization Weather Radars.” Open-Source Radar [...]

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Droplet Number Concentration Value-Added Product Now Operational
Oct 20, 2014       
Cloud droplet number concentration is an important factor in understanding aerosol-cloud interactions. As aerosol concentration increases, it is expected that droplet number concentration will increase and droplet size will decrease for a given liquid water path. This will greatly affect cloud albedo as smaller droplets reflect more shortwave radiation; however, the magnitude and variability of [...]

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2D Best Estimate Data Sets From MC3E Now Available
Oct 14, 2014       
Data sets for the ARM Best Estimate 2-Dimensional Grid (ARMBE2DGRID) and Station-based Surface (ARMBESTNS) are now available for the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) period, which occurred during April to June 2011. The primary goal of these two data sets is to provide 2-dimensional (2D) spatial data of important surface variables to facilitate studies on [...]

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Conversational Climate Change
Oct 14, 2014       
In order to help their fellow scientists and the general public have science-based conversations with their families and communities about climate change, Doug Sisterson, a long time ARM Climate Research Facility team member, and his colleague, Seth Darling, have written a short book that takes a humorous, conversational style approach to the often hyper-technical and jargon-filled [...]

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ARM Educational Outreach Celebrates Earth Science Week 2014
Oct 13, 2014       
This week, Professor Polar Bear and the Climate Kids are traveling around the U.S. to promote Earth Science Week. ARM Educational Outreach was invited to contribute educational materials for tool kits that will be distributed to teachers at the American Geosciences Institute (AGI)’s 2014 Earth Science Week. The annual event, which takes place October 12-18, [...]

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Large-Scale Forcing Data from the R/V Roger Revelle
Oct 10, 2014       
Constrained variational analysis forcing data centered at the R/V Roger Revelle are now available for the Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO) and the ARM Madden-Julian Oscillation [MJO] Investigation Experiment [AMIE] on Gan Island, or AMIE-Gan field campaign. Due to the lack of a sounding array on the Revelle, these forcing data were developed based on [...]

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Large-Scale Forcing Data for AMIE-GAN Updated
Oct 08, 2014       
The ARM Madden-Julian Oscillation [MJO] Investigation Experiment [AMIE] on Gan Island, or AMIE-Gan field campaign collected necessary data for studies of the initiation, propagation, and evolution of MJO and its association with convective clouds. In order to enable single column and/or high-resolution model simulations of the field campaign period, model forcing data sets were developed. Three [...]

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