Field Notes

The Field Notes blog provides an inside view of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility field campaigns or operations.
 
From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

Published: 21 October 2021

Blog, Field Notes, From the UEC

Allison C. Aiken shares committee updates from the past few months, including engagement with the ARM/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) community and subgroup discussions to address new and ongoing UEC efforts.

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TBS Put to the Test for SAIL Science Flights

TBS Put to the Test for SAIL Science Flights

Published: 21 October 2021

Blog, Field Notes, SAIL

In late September, the tethered balloon system team from Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico traveled to Colorado to conduct test flights for the Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) campaign.

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TRACER Talk: ‘Making Lemonade From Lemons’

TRACER Talk: ‘Making Lemonade From Lemons’

Published: 23 August 2021

Blog, Field Notes, TRACER

Hear from five students who participated in virtual internships to support Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists preparing for ARM’s TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER).

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ACE-ENA Spotlight: High-Resolution Snapshots Help Solve Cloud Mysteries

ACE-ENA Spotlight: High-Resolution Snapshots Help Solve Cloud Mysteries

Published: 12 August 2021

ACE-ENA, Blog, Field Notes

Susanne Glienke of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory describes how unique data from the Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) campaign have shed new light on cloud microphysical processes.

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TRACER Site Setup Proceeds at Full Speed

TRACER Site Setup Proceeds at Full Speed

Published: 6 August 2021

Blog, Field Notes, TRACER

ARM site installation is underway in the Houston, Texas, area for the TRacking Aerosol Convections interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER), which starts October 1. Get the onsite scoop from Heath Powers, site manager for the first ARM Mobile Facility.

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SAIL ARM Mobile Facility Site Takes Shape

SAIL ARM Mobile Facility Site Takes Shape

Published: 20 July 2021

Blog, Field Notes, SAIL

With less than two months to go before the Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) campaign, the ARM Mobile Facility is in place at Gothic Townsite, Colorado.

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Los Alamos Team Prepares to Launch 2 New ARM Mobile Campaigns

Los Alamos Team Prepares to Launch 2 New ARM Mobile Campaigns

Published: 7 July 2021

Blog, Field Notes, SAIL, TRACER

The Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) campaign starts September 1 near Crested Butte, Colorado, and the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) begins October 1 around Houston, Texas.

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SAIL Group Makes Snow Trek to Survey Sites in Colorado

SAIL Group Makes Snow Trek to Survey Sites in Colorado

Published: 16 June 2021

Blog, Field Notes, SAIL

Dan Feldman, the principal investigator for the upcoming Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) field campaign, shares what is new as preparations ramp up for the instrument installation in Colorado.

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From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

Published: 9 June 2021

Blog, Field Notes, From the UEC

Allison C. Aiken introduces new subgroups created to address ongoing and new UEC efforts. Also, see how you can engage with the UEC during the 2021 Joint ARM User Facility/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators Meeting.

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How to ACT with ARM’s Data Quality Information!

How to ACT with ARM’s Data Quality Information!

Published: 9 June 2021

Blog, Field Notes

ARM Instrument Operations Manager Adam Theisen takes you through a step-by-step example of how the open-source Atmospheric data Community Toolkit (ACT) can help you explore ARM data.

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