Program News

Aerosol Measurement Science Group Charter Now Available
Mar 26, 2015       
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility has established a charter for a new Aerosol Measurement Science Group (AMSG). Tasked with providing enhanced coordination of ARM Facility observations of aerosols and atmospheric trace gases with the needs of its users, the group’s main objective is to ensure advanced, well-characterized measurements and data products for [...]

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DOE Seeking ASR Program Manager
Mar 25, 2015       
DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research is hiring a second federal program manager for the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. The incumbent will serve as a recognized scientific authority and expert in climate research with emphasis on atmospheric system research, and as such, have the responsibility to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate research programs [...]

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NOAA Environmental Modeling Center seeking Support Scientist
Mar 13, 2015       
I.M. Systems Group (IMSG), a federal contractor, is seeking to fill a position for a support scientist. The successful candidate will provide science and software engineering support to assist the EMC’s Global Weather and Climate Modelling Branch (GWCMB) in the development, testing and evaluation, monitoring, maintenance and implementation of advanced physics in global NOAA Environmental [...]

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Joint Meeting to Connect Young Researchers and Federal Representatives
Mar 13, 2015       
The 13th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XIII) brings together young researchers in atmospheric chemistry and representatives of the principal federal agencies that fund research to engage in scientific discussion and interaction. The meetings will forge future professional relationships and benefit the atmospheric science community by spreading awareness of innovations in atmospheric [...]

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New Advisory Group Focuses Efforts on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Mar 03, 2015       
The Arctic is experiencing rapid climate change with nearly double the rate of surface warming observed elsewhere on the planet. Currently, the reasons for arctic amplification are not well understood, nor are the impacts to the global carbon cycle well quantified. Atmospheric researchers are using unmanned aircraft to study problems requiring frequent or long-duration observations [...]

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User Executive Committee Chairs Named
Mar 03, 2015       
The first order of business at the January inaugural meeting of the newly established ARM User Executive Committee was to elect Dave Turner, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, as chair and Larry Berg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as co-chair. These are 2-year terms with co-chair succeeding to chair at the conclusion of the first term. In [...]

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Columbia University Seeking Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Feb 27, 2015       
Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist position in the area of modeling radiative processes. The successful candidate will participate in a groundbreaking NASA research initiative, the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NEXSS), with an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the Goddard Space Flight Center, Columbia [...]

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Darwin Site Operations Come to an End
Feb 25, 2015       
The third Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) site for the ARM Climate Research Facility was established in 2002 in Darwin, Australia. After twelve and a half years of collecting data, the site closed on December 31, 2014. Data from Darwin were particularly of interest because of its three distinctive climate patterns: A dry continental regime from about [...]

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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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First ARM Summer Training to be Held in Oklahoma
Feb 11, 2015       
In an effort to promote the training of the next generation of atmospheric scientists, the first ever ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event on observations and modeling of aerosol, clouds, and precipitation will take place this summer July 15-24, 2015. Sponsored by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, this training will cater [...]

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Keeping the Data Flowing
Feb 09, 2015       
Experiences with merging of Archive and DMF systems and data flow In late 2013, the ARM Data Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) procured "next generation" computer hardware to support the ARM Facility. This consolidation of hardware enables interchangeability of devices and capacity between processes of the Data Management Facility (DMF) and ARM Data Archive—also [...]

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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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