Program News

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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High-Vertical Resolution Soundings Available for SGP and NSA
Sep 29, 2014       
The ARM External Data Center (XDC) now provides atmospheric soundings—vertical measurements of the atmospheric column—in 1-second resolutions collected by the National Weather Service (NWS) in netCDF format to the ARM Data Archive. Quality control is added by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. These weather balloon soundings record temperature, pressure, altitude, humidity, and winds for three [...]

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Seeking Advanced Applications Engineer
Sep 17, 2014       
The Environmental and Climate Sciences Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an advanced applications engineer in its Data Management and Software Engineering Group.  The primary responsibilities of the position include: designing, maintaining, and improving databases and web application tools containing scientific data collected for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate [...]

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Allison Aiken Receives ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’ Award
Sep 11, 2014       
This summer, ARM Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) operations lead Allison Aiken was named to Thomson Reuters 2014 list of "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds." Aiken is currently supporting the MAOS for the mobile facility deployment in Brazil.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Inviting Applicants for Scientific Associate
Sep 05, 2014       
The Environmental and Climate Sciences Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking a full-time scientific associate to conduct and assist in field and laboratory measurements of atmospheric aerosols using condensation particle counters (CPCs) and scanning mobility particles spectrometers (SMPSs). This position will be responsible for the routine maintenance, repair, and calibration of aerosol instrumentation, processing [...]

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