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The Aerosol Modeling Testbed (AMT) is a means of organizing a wide range of measurements into a single data set that modelers can use to evaluate the performance of aerosol, chemical, and meteorological process modules. The Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiation Effects Study (CARES) testbed case consists of all the measurements from the ARM field campaign during June 2010 in the vicinity of Sacramento, California. Operational meteorological, air quality, and surface and satellite aerosol optical depth data is included to supplement and enhance the value of the CARES data. The software that is provided in AMT extracts model output from the WRF-Chem model (Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry) in a consistent format and organizational structure as the CARES testbed data to facilitate statistical and graphical evaluation of atmospheric process modules. The software can be adapted to read output from other meteorological and chemical transport models.

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Sivaraman S. 2013. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report January 1–March 31, 2013. Ed. by U.S. Department of Energy, DOE/SC-ARM-13-010.

Waxman E, K Dzepina, B Ervens, J Lee-Taylor, B Aumont, JL Jimenez, S Madronich, and R Volkamer. 2013. "Secondary organic aerosol formation from semi- and intermediate-volatility organic compounds and glyoxal: Relevance of O/C as a tracer for aqueous multiphase chemistry." Geophysical Research Letters, 40(5), 10.1002/grl.50203.

Sivaraman C. 2013. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report October 01–December 31, 2012. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-13-002.


Flynn C, J Fast, D Chand, E Kassianov, A Koontz, T Shippert, and M Shrivastava. 2012. Value-added Product Highlights from the Aerosol Life Cycle Working Group. Presented at 3rd Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Arlington, VA.

Sivaraman C. 2012. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Fourth Quarter: July 1–September 30, 2012. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-12-022.

Fast JD, P Ma, RC Easter, X Liu, RA Zaveri, and P Rasch. 2012. Assessing the Performance of Computationally Simple and Complex Representations of Aerosol Processes using a Testbed Methodology. Presented at Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Fast JD, V Velu, WI Gustafson, E Chapman, RC Easter, M Shrivastava, and B Singh. 2012. Evaluating Aerosol Process Modules within the Framework of the Aerosol Modeling Testbed. Presented at Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

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