To explore research questions beyond those addressed by ARM’s fixed atmospheric observatories in Alaska, Oklahoma, and the Azores, scientists can propose a field campaign to use one of three ARM mobile facilities (AMF) to collect atmospheric and climate data from under-sampled regions around the world.

Each AMF is designed to operate in any environment—from the cold of the Arctic to the heat of the tropics—for campaigns typically lasting about a year.

AMF GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS BY FACILITY

Note: D = Diagnostic Data Product, F = ARM Aerial Facility, M = Mobile Facility, S = Supplemental Facility, and X = External Data/Facility

Observatory Facility Locations at a Glance

ACAPEX (ARM Cloud Aerosol Precip Experiment); Mobile Facility

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Gulfstream 159 Aircraft
(Removed: 2015-02-27)
ACX F1 590 m 38.67979 N
121.40059 W
Off the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
(Removed: 2015-02-12)
ACX M1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Ocean/Bay
ACX Supplemental Facility 1
(Removed: 2015-02-12)
ACX S1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Ocean/Bay
ACX Supplemental Facility 2
(Removed: 2015-02-12)
ACX S2 0 m 0 S
0 W
Ocean/Bay

AWARE (ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
McMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
(Removed: 2017-01-13)
AWR M1 76 m 77.85011 S
166.73011 E
Ice and Bedrock
West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), Antarctica; Supplemental Site
(Removed: 2016-01-19)
AWR S1 1804 m 79.468 S
112.086 W
Ice and Bedrock

Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; Mobile Facility (LASIC)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; AMF1
(Removed: 2017-11-01)
ASI M1 341 m 7.96696 S
14.34981 W
Volcanic Remnant
Airport Site, Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; Supplemental Site
(Removed: 2017-10-30)
ASI S1 76 m 7.96972 S
14.40538 W
Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; Collocated Instruments
(Removed: 2017-10-25)
ASI S2 341 m 7.96696 S
14.34981 W
Volcanic Remnant

Black Forest, Germany; Mobile Facility (COPS)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Black Forest, Germany
(Removed: 2008-01-03)
FKB M1 511 m 48.5401 N
8.3968 E
Forest
Black Forest, Germany - Ancillary
(Removed: 1900-01-01)
FKB S1 0 m 48.5401 N
8.3968 E
Forest

Cape Cod, MA, USA; Mobile Facility (TCAP)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1
(Removed: 2013-06-30)
PVC M1 43 m 42.0305 N
70.0493 W
Sand, beach grasses, heath, white cedar, red maple, pitch pine, beech
Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS
(Removed: 2013-06-30)
PVC S1 43 m 42.0305 N
70.0493 W
Sand, beach grasses, heath, white cedar, red maple, pitch pine, beech
Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA; AAF Ground Site
(Removed: 2013-06-30)
PVC S2 17 m 41.665376 N
70.281394 W

Cordoba, Argentina; Mobile Facility (CACTI)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Cordoba, Argentina; Gulfstream 159 Aircraft
(Removed: 2019-04-30)
COR F1 424 m 33.09273911 S
64.27000427 W
Cordoba, Argentina; AMF1 (main site for CACTI)
(Removed: 2019-04-30)
COR M1 1141 m 32.12641 S
64.72837 W
Foothills
Cordoba, Argentina; BBSS sonde (at airport)
(Removed: 2019-04-30)
COR S1 1141 m 32.12641 S
64.72837 W
Foothills
Cordoba, Argentina; AWS1 (half way)
(Removed: 2019-04-30)
COR S2 1012 m 32.09646 S
64.68443 W
Cordoba, Argentina; AWS2 (top of ridge)
(Removed: 2019-04-30)
COR S3 1923 m 32.06692 S
64.88155 W
Cordoba, Argentina; Stereo Photogrammetry (stereocam A and B)
(Removed: 2019-04-30)
COR S4 2656 m 32.05073 S
64.92722 W

Gan Island, Maldives; Mobile Facility (AMIE-GAN)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Gan Airport, Gan Island, Maldives; AMF2
(Removed: 2012-04-09)
GAN M1 1 m 0.690368 S
73.1501 E
Sand, Ocean
Wharf site, Gan Island, Maldives
(Removed: 2012-02-08)
GAN S1 1 m 0.63043 S
73.1029 E
Sand, Ocean
Spit site, Gan island, Maldives
(Removed: 2012-03-31)
GAN S2 0 m 0 S
0 W

Ganges Valley, India; Mobile Facility (GVAX)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
ARIES Observatory, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India; AMF1
(Removed: 2012-03-31)
PGH M1 1936 m 29.3594 N
79.4581 E
Sparse vegetation
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
(Removed: 2012-03-31)
PGH S1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Sparse vegetation

Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal; Mobile Facility (CAP-MPL)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal; AMF1
(Removed: 2011-01-06)
GRW M1 26 m 39.0911 N
28.0297 W
Volcanic Soil

Hyytiala, Finland; Mobile Facility (BAECC)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
U. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2
(Removed: 2014-09-30)
TMP M1 179 m 61.843 N
24.288 E
Forest
U. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AOS
(Removed: 2014-09-30)
TMP S1 179 m 61.846 N
24.295 E
Forest

Los Alamos; Mobile Aerosol Observing System

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Los Alamos National Laboratory
(Removed: 2012-05-31)
LAM M1 0 m 35.8441 N
106.2872 W
Ponderosa pine trees, sagebrush, Gambrel's oak, wild rose

MAGIC (Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds); Mobile Facility

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Los Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2
(Removed: 2013-09-30)
MAG M1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Ocean
MAG Supplemental Facility 1
(Removed: 2013-09-26)
MAG S1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Ocean
MAG Supplemental Facility 2
(Removed: 2013-09-30)
MAG S2 0 m 0 S
0 W

MARCUS (Shipboard Southern Ocean Campaign); Mobile Facility

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Hobart, AUS to Antarctic Coast - resupply ship Aurora Australis; AMF2
(Removed: 2018-04-01)
MAR M1 0 m 42.88211 S
147.3425 E
Ocean
MAR Supplemental Facility 1
(Removed: 2018-04-01)
MAR S1 0 m 42.88211 S
147.3425 E
Ocean
MAR Supplemental Facility 2
(Removed: 2017-12-07)
MAR S2 0 m 42.88211 S
147.3425 E
Ocean

MOSAIC (Drifting Obs - Study of Arctic Climate); Mobile Facility

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
MOSAIC (Drifting Obs - Study of Arctic Climate); AMF2 MOS M1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Awaiting information
Supplemental Facility 1, located on the port side of ship MOS S1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Awaiting information
Supplemental Facility 2, located on the starboard side of ship MOS S2 0 m 0 S
0 W
Awaiting information
Collocated Instruments on ice MOS S3 0 m 0 S
0 W
Awaiting information

Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; Mobile Facility (GOAMAZON)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
(Removed: 2015-12-31)
MAO M1 50 m 3.21297 S
60.5981 W
Tropical Forest
Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; MAOS
(Removed: 2015-12-01)
MAO S1 50 m 3.21297 S
60.5981 W
Tropical Forest
Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil; Supplemental Site
(Removed: 2015-12-31)
MAO S2 18 m 3.16611 S
60.08621 W
Tropical Forest
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil; AAF
(Removed: 2015-12-31)
MAO S3 72 m 3.03862 S
60.04654 W
Tropical Forest
Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; Supplemental Site
(Removed: 2015-12-01)
MAO S10 50 m 3.21297 S
60.5981 W
Tropical Forest

Niamey, Niger; Mobile Facility (RADAGAST)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Niamey, Niger
(Removed: 2007-01-08)
NIM M1 223 m 13.4773 N
2.1758 E
Desert, Cultivated Land
Niamey, Niger-Ancillary
(Removed: 2006-12-08)
NIM S1 228 m 13.522 N
2.63235 E
Desert, Cultivated Land

Oliktok Point, Alaska, USA; Mobile Facility

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Gulfstream 159 Aircraft OLI F1 2 m 70.496347 N
149.881568 W
Tundra
DataHawk Unmanned Aerial System OLI F3 2 m 70.496347 N
149.881568 W
Awaiting information
ArcticShark Unmanned Aerial System OLI F4 2 m 70.4957568 N
149.8846464 W
Awaiting information
Oliktok Point, Alaska; AMF3 OLI M1 2 m 70.495 N
149.886 W
Tundra
Oliktok Point, Alaska; Supplemental Site OLI S1 2 m 70.495 N
149.886 W
Tundra
DataHawk Unmanned Aerial System OLI U1 0 m 0 S
0 W
Awaiting information
ArcticShark Unmanned Aerial System OLI U2 2 m 70.4957568 N
149.8846464 W
Awaiting information

Point Reyes CA, USA; Mobile Facility (MASRAD)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Point Reyes, CA
(Removed: 2005-09-15)
PYE M1 24 m 38.092 N
122.956 W
Coastal (shrubland and grassland)

Shouxian, Anhui, China; Mobile Facility

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Shouxian, Anhui, China
(Removed: 2008-12-28)
HFE M1 23 m 32.5584 N
116.782 E
Agriculture
Tai Hu (lake), Zhejiang/Jiangsu, China; Supplemental
(Removed: 2008-12-13)
HFE S1 7 m 31.4208 N
120.215 E
Lakefront

Steamboat Springs CO, USA; Mobile Facility (STORMVEX)

Facility Name Site Code Facility Code Elevation (m) Lat/Lon Surface Type
Steamboat Springs CO, Valley Site; AMF2
(Removed: 2011-04-30)
SBS M1 2078 m 40.4622 N
106.817 W
Snow, ice and forest
Steamboat Springs CO, Thunderhead Lodge
(Removed: 2011-04-30)
SBS S1 2759 m 40.4542 N
106.773 W
Snow, ice and forest
Steamboat Springs CO, Christie Peak
(Removed: 2011-04-30)
SBS S2 2440 m 40.4546 N
106.787 W
Snow, ice and forest