The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility collaborates extensively with other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs and laboratories, agencies, universities, and private firms in gathering and sharing data. This collaborative approach allows ARM to leverage its investment in instruments, sites, data, and science and to gain the knowledge necessary to improve the accuracy of the computer models used to simulate global and regional climate changes.
The following programs fall under the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) of the Office of Biological & Environmental Research (BER). CESD also manages ARM, and ARM maintains strong ties with many of the CESD programs, including:
Other Government Agencies
Outside of DOE, ARM works with several other US government agencies. Examples of collaborations include ARM providing data or instrument support and partners leading field campaigns or sitting on advisory boards. Three major collaborators are:
ARM maintains connections with a number of universities and educational organizations, in the United States and around the world. In addition to working with scientists and researchers who hold academic positions, ARM provides access and training to the next generation of atmospheric scientists.