Program News

ARM Science Board Meeting
Jul 30, 2015       
The ARM Science Board will be convening for their annual meeting, August 26-27 in Washington DC. They will review 17 proposals for new campaigns using the ARM Climate Research Facility. Award announcements will be made in late October 2015. The ARM Science Board is an independent body made up of eleven scientists from the climate research community. [...]

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37th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Jul 30, 2015       
Interested in learning more about open source radar software or cm- and mm-wavelength radar applications? Radar scientists from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility are leading workshops on those topics at the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology. Held 14-18 September 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma, the conference is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and [...]

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GoAmazon2014/15 Call for Papers for Special Issue
Jul 23, 2015       
The GoAmazon2014/15 campaign will be the focus of a combined special issue, scheduled in four journals. Campaign scientists can submit their contributions using the online registration form on the journal of their choice’s website until May 31, 2018. Special issues of journals contain collections of papers on a specific topic or theme. The GoAmazon2014/15 special issue [...]

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Mission Ready
Jul 21, 2015       
The past few weeks have been adventurous for the PECAN-CLAMPS team, with a burst of meteorological conditions favorable for nocturnal convection. As of June 27, there had been 14 intensive observational periods which means about 1 out of every 2 days has been devoted to a mission. That was a lot of missions considering the [...]

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ARM/ASR Joint Meeting Breakout Reports Now Available
Jul 14, 2015       
This spring, users and staff from the ARM Climate Research Facility joined with principal investigators from the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program for the first Joint User Facility and Principal Investigators' Meeting. For those who were unable to make it, as well as attendees who want to learn more, the breakout session reports, abstracts and posters, [...]

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Up, Up, and Away!
Jul 06, 2015       
This summer, researchers are launching an unprecedented number of weather balloons in rural Oklahoma to collect data to help improve how weather and climate models predict the diurnal cycle of rainfall and cloud development.

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Students to Attend ARM Summer Training Event
Jul 06, 2015       
Twenty-six students from around the world were chosen to attend the upcoming ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event. From July 15-24 at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, the graduate and postdoctoral students gained practical and theoretical knowledge about observing and modeling aerosols, clouds, and precipitation processes. The training was sponsored by the [...]

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Call for Abstracts for AGU Fall Meeting and AMS Annual Meeting
Jul 02, 2015       
The abstract submission deadlines are 5 August for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting and early August for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting. AGU Sessions The largest meeting in the world for Earth and space science is open for abstract submissions. The AGU Fall Meeting takes place in San Francisco, California, on 14-18 [...]

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North Slope of Alaska Priorities Workshop Report Available
Jul 02, 2015       
With its rapidly changing environment, the Arctic is an exciting place for climate research, and scientists have an important resource in the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) facilities of the ARM Climate Research Facility. The ARM Facility is being reconfigured to provide more in-depth observations at fewer sites; the NSA Priorities Workshop was held in [...]

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Clearer Skies for Cloud Modeling
Jul 01, 2015       
This May, Cyril Morcrette was awarded the L F Richardson Prize by the Royal Meteorological Society for his work in evaluating cloud forecasts. Although weather and climate models often rely on different metrics to make accurate forecasts, Morcrette created a unified methodology that can be used to evaluate cloud predictions at both scales. Data provided [...]

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But First, Public Relations
Jun 22, 2015       
This past week, members of the University of Oklahoma (OU) and National Severe Storms Laboratory’s (NSSL) Boundary Layer Integrated Sensing and Simulation (BLISS) research team embarked on a seven-week long field campaign, PECAN. Principal investigator Dave Turner, NSSL, is directing the team in studying mesoscale convective systems, convective initiation, lower-atmosphere gravity waves, and low-level jets. [...]

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Life in the PECAN Operations Center
Jun 12, 2015       
I have spent the first week of PECAN in the operations center serving as the coordinator of the fleet of mobile vehicles that provide remotely sensed profiles of temperature, humidity, and winds. Here is an excerpt of a typical day’s work… To set the stage: PECAN has four different but related scientific foci, and each [...]

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North to Alaska: Researchers Rush to Understand Warming Trend
Jun 08, 2015       
ARM-ACME V field campaign makes first science flight June 4 A group of scientists from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility won’t be looking for gold or oil this summer as they crisscross Alaska’s North Slope in an airplane. Instead, the ARM Airborne Carbon Measurements V (ARM-ACME V) team—led by Sebastien Biraud from U.S. [...]

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New Science Board Members Tackle ARM’s Expanding Landscape
Jun 08, 2015       
With facilities around the world hosting field campaigns on a regular basis, the ARM Climate Research Facility continues to be an important resource to the scientific community. Thanks to the vigilance of the ARM Science Board, the ARM Facility is able to support quality science with over 70 campaigns a year. Comprised of highly-respected scientists from [...]

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BAMS Features Results of 21-Month ARM Deployment
Jun 01, 2015       
Featured in the March 2015 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), the 21-month ARM mobile facility deployment in the Azores was the longest of its type in a non-tropical marine environment. This data set collected during the Clouds, Aerosols, and Precipitation in the Marine Boundary Layer (CAP-MBL) field campaign provided valuable insights into the [...]

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Sleepless on the Great Plains
May 22, 2015       
In an effort to understand why the rain in the Great Plains falls mainly in the dark, more than 100 researchers and dozens of support staff will spend 25 sleepless nights on the ground and in the air this summer as part of the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) field campaign. The ARM Facility will support this campaign from June 1 to July 15 through the Southern Great Plains site and an array of instrumentation.

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Pierre Gentine and Yunyan Zhang Selected Early Career Research Program
May 19, 2015       
Two ARM Facility users and Atmospheric System Research program researchers were selected for the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Pierre Gentine, from Columbia University in New York, and Yunyan Zhang from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were among the 44 nationwide recipients awarded this funding opportunity that supports the development of individual [...]

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Flynn, Schmid Receive NASA Group Achievement Award
May 18, 2015       
ARM Aerial Facility Technical Director Beat Schmid and ARM Aerosol Working Group Translator Connor Flynn received the prestigious 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Group Achievement Award. The award recognized the collaborative team from the NASA field campaign Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds, and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) deployed during [...]

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Pilot Phase Begins for Routine Large-Eddy Simulations
May 15, 2015       
Researchers target observation and modeling together for a new level of scientific analysis on climate When it comes to clouds, the Earth’s energy budget, and tiny aerosols, scientists don’t have all the answers. However, each atmospheric model improvement brings them a small step closer. A team of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientists, led by William [...]

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Land, Sea, and Air: ACAPEX Targets Atmospheric Rivers
May 13, 2015       
After six weeks of gathering data from air and sea in California, scientists are back on dry land ready to examine their findings. The team, led by Ruby Leung at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, chased and sampled a total of four atmospheric rivers that made landfall in northern California during ARM Cloud Precipitation Experiment (ACAPEX).

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2015 William T. Pecora Award Nominations
May 12, 2015       
Nominations for the 2015 William T. Pecora Award are currently being accepted through June 15. This award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth using remote sensing. Individuals from public and private sector, teams, organizations, and professional societies are eligible. Both national and international nominations [...]

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