ARM Priorities


The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility is continuously improving to meet its goals and user needs, whether that means adding instruments or developing new data products. Priorities are determined by reviewing input from the science community through workshops, principal investigator meetings, instrument focus groups, and constituent groups.

This input is cross-referenced to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission-critical goals for ARM, such as the Decadal Vision, next-generation ARM, the LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) workflow, development of megasites, field campaigns, and maintaining the long-term ARM data record.

An integrated plan is created each year to help focus ARM high-priority activities to have maximum benefit and impact to the science community.

Users can view current and completed high-priority ARM activities.

Aerial Facility Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0001159 Implement PNNL portions of new ARM UAS Program Released 2018 January

Data Services & System Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0001045 Update SAR System Closed Complete 2017 December
ENG0003030 Data Discovery Interface - Phase II uprgade Closed Complete 2016 December
ENG0003208 ADC processing and visualization (Stratus) cluster deployment Closed Complete 2017 July
ENG0003231 ARM LASSO Cluster deployment Closed Complete 2017 September
ENG0003245 Redesign ADC Archive Data Access and Delivery Closed Complete 2017 September
ENG0003661 Upgrades/Edits related to Online Metadata Editor tool In Design 2018 October
ENG0003662 Upgrades/Edits related to the Data Discovery Tool - phase III In Design 2019 September

Instrument Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0001091 Clutter Removal in RWP Doppler Spectra Closed Complete 2015 October
ENG0001119 Development of an SGP T/RH/U Profiling Network Closed Complete 2014 December
ENG0001201 New precipitation measurements Closed Complete 2018 November
ENG0003073 Compute calibrated solar spectral irradiances and optical depths from Aug 2009 to Mar 2014 RSS deployment Closed Complete 2017 November
ENG0003203 Evaluate NASA PIP Instrument at Oliktok Closed Complete 2018 June
ENG0003322 Radome for CSAPR2 Closed Complete 2018 May
ENG0003561 Install two standalone camera setups for 3D stereo reconstruction of cloud points for CACTI Closed Complete 2018 October
ENG0003571 Drying the AOS impactor and APS sample flows Waiting for Release 2019 August
ENG0003806 Modify MWR3C software to improve calibration Closed Complete 2018 July

Science Products

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0001245 New Cloud Classification VAP Closed Complete 2018 April
ENG0001262 Develop a Py-ART Roadmap Closed Complete 2017 March
ENG0001269 New AERIoe VAP In Progress 2018 September
ENG0001277 Explore ARM large scale data analysis and visualization using noSQL technologies Closed Complete 2017 September
ENG0001282 Automate the Variational Analysis in Support of the ARM LES Routine Operation Closed Complete 2018 September
ENG0003314 The Operational Ground-Based Retrieval Evaluation for Clouds (OGRE-CLOUDS) Framework In Progress 2018 September
ENG0003688 Creation of ARMBE data products for ENA and AMF deployments In Progress 2018 September
ENG0003708 Phase 2 of ARM data-oriented metrics and diagnostics package for GCMs In Progress 2019 September
ENG0003709 Corrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates for SAPR (CMAC2) In Progress 2018 December
ENG0003757 Run core VAPs for AWARE, LASIC, and MARCUS field campaigns In Progress 2018 December

Site and Field Campaigns

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0000916 Design, test, and install a new ARM Climate Research facility at Oliktok Point Closed Complete 2016 August
ENG0000917 Moored Balloons, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Airborne Measurement Systems Closed Complete 2016 January
ENG0001059 SGP Supersite with Enhanced Mobile Facility Closed Complete 2015 July
ENG0003766 Move SACR from Oliktok/Deadhorse to Barrow and install at the Barrow ARM Facility. Closed Complete 2018 December