Portability and flexibility are the keys to the design of the AMF that help ensure successful deployments. AMF1 consists of a minimum of two lightweight shelters, a baseline suite of instruments, data communications, and data systems. When applicable, an AMF will also be able to deploy in either an existing facility or other suitable shelters. Instrument capabilities include the standard meteorological instrumentation, broadband and spectral radiometer suite, and remote sensing instruments. With this suite of instruments, an AMF provides researchers with data from various climatic regimes not previously explored. The mobile facilities also have the capacity (space, power, and processing) to add additional instruments from guest scientists.