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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Postdoctoral Position Available at LLNL
Aug 29, 2014       
The Cloud Processes Research Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists to conduct observational studies with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and other major field campaign data. Possible research activities include: Evaluating and improving state-of-the-art objective analysis [...]

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LANL Seeking Radar Engineer for ARM Facility
Aug 27, 2014       
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is currently seeking a radar engineer (Engineering Technologist 2) for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. ARM sites include a broad array of instrumentation, including radars, lidars, radiometers, and meteorological sensors. The radar engineer will play an integral role developing a Field Instrument Deployments and Operations (FIDO) Radar Operations [...]

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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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Radar Engineer for ARM Facility at PNNL
Aug 19, 2014       
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking a radar engineer for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. ARM sites include a broad array of instrumentation, including radars, lidars, radiometers, and meteorological sensors. The radar engineer will be responsible for performing analysis of radar data to assess the operational status of radars in the [...]

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First MAGIC Workshop Discusses Future of Marine Clouds
Aug 12, 2014       
Following the wrap up of the Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds (MAGIC) field campaign, a workshop was held to provide an overview of existing and planned data analysis from the campaign. In May, the First MAGIC Science Workshop, held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, was attended by 40 scientific experts. Their objectives were to discuss [...]

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Fiscal Year 2015 ASR Funding Opportunity Announced
Aug 11, 2014       
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) grants for under-represented research within the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. Priority will be given to observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility (ARM), ASR, [...]

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First MAGIC Science Workshop a Wrap
Aug 06, 2014       
It’s hard to believe it's been over a year since I was on the Spirit launching weather balloons, but it has. It has also been some time since the last MAGIC update, so I'll try to catch everyone up on developments and current activities. In May I organized the First MAGIC Science Workshop, which was held [...]

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Seeking Lead Mentor for the ARM Soil Water and Temperature System (SWATS)
Aug 05, 2014       
The ARM Climate Research Facility is seeking an ARM Instrument Lead Mentor for the Soil Water and Temperature Systems (SWATS), which provides hourly soil temperature, soil-water potential and volumetric water content measurements at the Southern Great Plains site. The descriptions of the technique and variables measured are given in the SWATS Instrument Handbook. The ARM [...]

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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Clouds available at the University of Reading
Aug 03, 2014       
The University of Reading is seeking a scientist to provide research and develop leadership in the science areas associated with clouds. This position will work within the Department of Meteorology to enhance existing activity in remote sensing of clouds, cloud physics, earth observations, and radar. This position will contribute to the University of Reading’s teaching [...]

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