Program News

Insights to ARM Facility Activities at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
Dec 08, 2016       
Join us next week at the 2016 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. With 24,000 scientists from around the world gathering to share their latest research results in all areas of Earth science, be sure to find out how researchers are using ARM data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARM Facility in these 100 talks and posters.

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Request for Preproposals for Use of the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARM Climate Research Facility
Nov 21, 2016       
Proposals are now being accepted to deploy the first ARM Mobile Facility or for campaigns augmenting operations at one of the fixed or mobile atmospheric observatories.

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From a Convective Clouds Campaign, a BAMS Cover and Scads of Rich Data
Nov 21, 2016       
Sometimes the math in climate science is pretty easy: MC3E, plus 24 authors, equals one gorgeous cover story for the September issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). MC3E is the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment, a field campaign designed to gather data on the life cycles of severe-storm cloud systems. The experiment [...]

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Capturing Clouds for LASSO Leads to New Radar Techniques
Nov 21, 2016       
Modelers and measurers work together to improve cloud measurements The ARM Climate Research Facility has some of the best instruments in the world for measuring atmospheric properties, but achieving the highest-quality results requires knowing the optimal way to use them. In a recent paper, a research team used ARM data to optimize radar measurements and accompanying [...]

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Data Storage Upgrades Future-Proof ARM Field Sites—For Now
Nov 21, 2016       
Planning makes perfect for successful upgrades to the site data systems Throughout 2016, Cory Stuart, ARM’s Site Data System (SDS) and Cyber Security Manager, and his team at Argonne National Laboratory have been methodically visiting all ARM sites to upgrade the data systems, especially storage capacity. By their last installation—completed at the Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) [...]

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ARM Pilot Featured in Trade Magazine
Nov 21, 2016       
Clayton Eveland is one of Airport Business Magazine’s “40 under 40” From Hawaii to Alaska, Clayton Eveland is making splashes in the aviation industry. Currently a pilot for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supported Gulfstream-159 aircraft, a cornerstone of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, Eveland was chosen by Airport Business magazine as [...]

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ARM/ASR Veteran Researchers Win American Geophysical Union Ascent Awards
Nov 21, 2016       
U.S. Department of Energy-funded researchers recognized at AGU Fall Meeting Susan van den Heever and Christian Jakob, two veteran Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR)-affiliated atmospheric scientists, have had their achievements recognized with Ascent Awards, which will be presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Honors Tribute, to be held [...]

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Update on ARM User Executive Committee
Nov 21, 2016       
During nearly two years of virtual monthly meetings and two ‘live’ get-togethers since its formation in December 2014, ARM’s User Executive Committee (UEC) has steadily gone about its business of discussing and making recommendations on issues of concern to ARM Climate Research Facility users. Throughout, the UEC has remained true to its chartered function of [...]

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KAZR-ARSCL and KAZRCOR Products Now Available for 2011-2014 Data
Nov 16, 2016       
The Active Remote Sensing of Clouds product using Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (KAZR-ARSCL) value-added product (VAP) and KAZR Corrected Data (KAZRCOR) VAP together are successors to the retired ARSCL VAP. The ARSCL VAP was based on the Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar (MMCR), ARM’s original vertically-pointing cloud radar. ARSCL processing optimized MMCR reflectivities and mean Doppler [...]

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New WACR Radar Data Available for AWARE Campaign
Nov 16, 2016       
The W-band ARM Cloud Radar-Active Remotely-Sensed Cloud Locations (WACR-ARSCL) provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments. WACR observations are corrected for velocity aliasing, and then significant detection masks are produced. The corrected WACR measurements are combined with observations from the micropulse lidar, ceilometer, soundings, rain gauge, and microwave radiometer, low-level clutter is [...]

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New Scanning ARM Cloud Radar – Advanced – Velocity Azimuth Display (SACR-ADV-VAD) Product Released to Evaluation
Nov 16, 2016       
The Scanning ARM Cloud Radar-Advanced-Velocity Azimuth Display (SACR-ADV-VAD) value-added product (VAP) provides profiles of horizontal wind estimates at cloud level, using observations from the Hemispherical Sky Range Height Indicator (HS-RHI) scan strategy of the Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR). The VAD technique was historically used to retrieve wind field properties using weather radars. SACR-ADV-VAD employs [...]

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Celebrating Climate Data’s Wild Blue Yonder
Oct 17, 2016       
A decade ago ARM had no aircraft of its own and managed only a few instruments for aerial measurements. This October marks the 10th anniversary of the ARM Aerial Facility.

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HI-SCALE Finishes Collecting Data About Shallow Convective Clouds
Oct 17, 2016       
ARM field campaign gathers data that will be used to examine the life cycle of shallow convective clouds What controls the initiation, maintenance, and distribution of shallow convective clouds? The just-finished ARM campaign Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Land-Ecosystems, or HI-SCALE, collected data that will help answer that question. Making use of ARM’s Southern [...]

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Data Developers Meeting Helps Align ARM Staff with Facility Goals
Oct 17, 2016       
Sessions indicate the ARM reconfiguration is on track, but there is more work ahead During the last week of September, about 55 ARM Climate Research Facility staff members gathered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the annual Developers Meeting to discuss current activities, solve problems, and better align ARM operations with the Facility’s long-term goals. The meeting [...]

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Keep Up with the American Meteorological Society Radar Conference
Oct 17, 2016       
Conference website now available The American Meteorological Society (AMS) 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology website is now available to view. Learn about the conference—which is co-chaired by Scott Collis, Argonne National Laboratory and science lead for the Python-ARM Radar Toolkit and translator for centimeter wavelength radars—including how to submit an abstract. There is also a conference [...]

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Connect with ARM Data at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Oct 17, 2016       
ARM staff are leading the AMS Short Course on Interacting with Radar Data in the Cloud Some worry that the “cloud” is over their heads, but as data sets grow larger in size, the use of cloud platforms is becoming a necessary tool to keep up. Led by Scott Collis, science lead on the Python-ARM Radar [...]

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