twr: Facility-specific multi-level Meteorological Instrumentation

Three tall towers are installed at Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility sites: a 60-m triangular tower at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility (CF), a 21 m walkup scaffolding tower at the SGP Okmulgee forest site (E21), and a 40-m triangular tower at the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) at Barrow.

The towers are used for meteorological, radiological, and other measurements.

Instrument systems installed on the towers are listed in section 7, Instrument Details, although only the Temperature/Relative Humidity/Vapor Pressure (T/RH/VP) measurements made on the SGP CF tower are described in detail. Information on measurements made by the other instrument systems on the towers can be found at individual instrument systems web pages.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

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2018

Li H, D Moisseev, and A von Lerber. 2018. "How Does Riming Affect Dual-Polarization Radar Observations and Snowflake Shape?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(11), 10.1029/2017JD028186.

2016

Cook DR. 2016. Towers Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM/TR-050.

2015

Van Weverberg K, CJ Morcrette, H Ma, SA Klein, and JC Petch. 2015. "Using regime analysis to identify the contribution of clouds to surface temperature errors in weather and climate models." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141(693), 10.1002/qj.2603.
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Klein PM, TA Bonin, JF Newman, DD Turner, PB Chilson, CE Wainwright, WG Blumberg, S Mishra, M Carney, EP Jacobsen, S Wharton, and RK Newsom. 2015. "LABLE: A Multi-Institutional, Student-Led, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiment." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96(10), 10.1175/bams-d-13-00267.1. ONLINE.

Bonin TA, WG Blumberg, PM Klein, and PB Chilson. 2015. "Thermodynamic and Turbulence Characteristics of the Southern Great Plains Nocturnal Boundary Layer Under Differing Turbulent Regimes." Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 157(3), 10.1007/s10546-015-0072-2. ONLINE.

2014

Williams IN, WJ Riley, MS Torn, SC Biraud, and ML Fischer. 2014. "Biases in regional carbon budgets from covariation of surface fluxes and weather in transport model inversions." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(3), 10.5194/acp-14-1571-2014.

2013

Roman MO, CK Gatebe, Y Shuai, Z Wang, F Gao, JG Masek, T He, S Liang, and CB Schaaf. 2013. "Use of In Situ and Airborne Multiangle Data to Assess MODIS- and Landsat-Based Estimates of Directional Reflectance and Albedo." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(3), 10.1109/tgrs.2013.2243457.

2010

Zhang Y, CN Long, WB Rossow, and EG Dutton. 2010. "Exploiting diurnal variations to evaluate the ISCCP-FD flux calculations and radiative-flux-analysis-processed surface observations from BSRN, ARM, and SURFRAD." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 115(D15), D00K11, 10.1029/2009jd012743.
Research Highlight

Schuh AE, AS Denning, KD Corbin, IT Baker, M Uliaz, N Parazpp, AE Andrews, and DJ Worthy. 2010. "A regional high-resolution carbon flux inversion of North America for 2004." Biogeosciences, 7(5), 10.5194/bg-7-1625-2010.

2008

Voyles JW. 2008. ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future - December 2007 – January 2008. DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM/P-08-004.1.


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