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At Age 25, Southern Great Plains Has Gathered Critical Data

At Age 25, Southern Great Plains Has Gathered Critical Data

Published: 19 June 2017

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At ARM’s flagship atmospheric observatory the future (megasites and more modeling) is already at hand This is the second article in a series about the first 25 years of data at the ARM Climate Research Facility. In the late 1980s there was widespread concern among atmospheric scientists that [...]

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With ARM Instruments Watching, an Extensive Summer Melt in West Antarctica

With ARM Instruments Watching, an Extensive Summer Melt in West Antarctica

Published: 15 June 2017

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A new paper in Nature Communications demonstrates atmospheric reasons for ice loss One day in December of 2015, bound for a remote ice camp in the interior of Antarctica, Scripps Institution of Oceanography doctoral student Ryan Scott boarded a ski-equipped LC-130 turboprop transport plane at [...]

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Thanks to an Air Campaign, a New View of Tropical Forest Emissions

Thanks to an Air Campaign, a New View of Tropical Forest Emissions

Published: 23 May 2017

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In a recent Nature Communications paper, GoAmazon data were used to report some startling conclusions about isoprene.

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In the Air and on the Ground, an Azores Search for Better Data

In the Air and on the Ground, an Azores Search for Better Data

Published: 12 May 2017

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In a coming campaign, weeks of interlocking observations on marine clouds and aerosols Low clouds populate the first two kilometers of the atmosphere. Cumuliform clouds heap high and are made from columns of fast-rising air. Stratiform are sheet-like and show little vertical air movement. Since [...]

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From STORMVEX, Novel and Deep Correlative Data Sets on Cloud Properties

From STORMVEX, Novel and Deep Correlative Data Sets on Cloud Properties

Published: 19 March 2017

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Linking radiosondes, planes, and mountainside instruments to study winter clouds It is rarely a good idea to tell a scientist she has her head in the clouds. But Anna Gannet Hallar, an atmospheric scientist who specializes in aerosol and cloud microphysics, thinks that is a lovely idea. She [...]

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At Brookhaven, ‘Wide-Eyed’ Visitor Takes in American Science and Culture

At Brookhaven, ‘Wide-Eyed’ Visitor Takes in American Science and Culture

Published: 19 March 2017

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In her native Estonia, budding atmospheric scientist Maris Palo is a doctoral student at the University of Tartu. When she is not cracking books or watching over instruments in the field, she works at the university’s Laboratory of Environmental Physics. Her academic specialty is atmospheric [...]

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ARM Successfully Completes Challenging Antarctic Atmospheric Study

ARM Successfully Completes Challenging Antarctic Atmospheric Study

Published: 20 February 2017

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First sophisticated Antarctic cloud, aerosol data collected to improve earth system models for the region In a science campaign of unprecedented challenge, researchers recently completed the first substantial climate measurements on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in 50 years. Sophisticated [...]

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Spanning, Scanning the Skies with Data-Scooping ARM-ACME

Spanning, Scanning the Skies with Data-Scooping ARM-ACME

Published: 20 February 2017

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A look at the late, great campaign for measuring mid-continent greenhouse gases One day in March 2000, a Cessna 172 took off from a little airstrip in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The intent: Measure air samples of dried aerosol particles at nine different altitudes to determine their light-scattering [...]

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How Heavily Treed Boreal Forests Help Make Clouds

How Heavily Treed Boreal Forests Help Make Clouds

Published: 16 January 2017

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An ARM deployment in Finland helps puzzle out biogenic aerosols In January 2014, radar mentor Iosif “Andrei” Lindenmaier was part of an Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility team installing four radars in a remote tract of boreal forest in Finland. (The [...]

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For Every ARM Instrument, a Mindful Mentor

For Every ARM Instrument, a Mindful Mentor

Published: 16 January 2017

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Getting top data from hundreds of instruments requires tip-top technical oversight For a few days this July, University of Wisconsin-Madison research scientist Jonathan Gero was on Graciosa Island in the Azores to install an Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI), a device that detects [...]

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