The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility will soon begin the process of moving its third mobile facility (AMF3) from Oliktok Point, Alaska, to the Southeastern United States.
To maximize the scientific value of the new site, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biological and Environmental Research (DOE BER) program selected a site science team that will help guide the move of AMF3.
Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York will lead the AMF3 site science team. Supported by ARM and DOE’s Atmospheric System Research (ASR), the multi-institutional team is responsible for developing a science plan and initial research project for the SE U.S. deployment.
With feedback from the scientific community in mind, the site science team will help pinpoint potential destinations for AMF3 and collaborators in the region. The team aims to facilitate and enable research that will be performed with the AMF3 data.
Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico will continue to manage and operate AMF3 after moving it to the Southeastern United States.