Field Notes

The Field Notes blog provides an inside view of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility field campaigns or operations.
 
MOSAiC Blog: A Highlight Reel From Leg 1a

MOSAiC Blog: A Highlight Reel From Leg 1a

Published: 18 November 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

Misha Krassovski, an information technology engineer from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, shares a personal video from his time on the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign.

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Proposed LASSO Expansion Scenarios Get a Deeper Look at Workshop

Proposed LASSO Expansion Scenarios Get a Deeper Look at Workshop

Published: 31 October 2019

Blog, LASSO

William Gustafson, principal investigator for the Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) workflow, shares updates on the decision process for expanding LASSO.

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Closing Out the Ice Formation Closure Study

Closing Out the Ice Formation Closure Study

Published: 30 October 2019

Blog, Field Notes, SGP

Daniel Knopf of Stony Brook University reports on the Aerosol-Ice Formation Closure Pilot Study (AEROICESTUDY) at ARM's Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory.

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MOSAiC Blog: Sights of the Arctic

MOSAiC Blog: Sights of the Arctic

Published: 30 October 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

Vagner Castro (far left), ARM Mobile Facility lead technician, sends back snapshots from the far north as he works on the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign.

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MOSAiC Blog: Goodbye and Good Luck, Polarstern

MOSAiC Blog: Goodbye and Good Luck, Polarstern

Published: 16 October 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

Janek Uin, an ARM instrument mentor from Brookhaven National Laboratory, leaves the now-drifting icebreaker R/V Polarstern for a new mission in Norway.

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MOSAiC Blog: The Drift Has Begun!

MOSAiC Blog: The Drift Has Begun!

Published: 5 October 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

The drifting part of the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign has started. Matt Boyer and Janek Uin, ARM instrument mentors from Brookhaven National Laboratory, report that the R/V Polarstern is freezing into the ice.

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MOSAiC Blog: We Found Our Floe!

MOSAiC Blog: We Found Our Floe!

Published: 3 October 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

Janek Uin, an ARM instrument mentor from Brookhaven National Laboratory, reports that the icebreaker R/V Polarstern has found its arctic home for the next year. Also, polar bears have been spotted.

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MOSAiC Blog: Breaking Bad (Ice)

MOSAiC Blog: Breaking Bad (Ice)

Published: 1 October 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

Traveling up to the central Arctic for the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign, scientist Jessie Creamean is mesmerized by all the blue that surrounds her.

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Winter Hats, Yoga Mats, and a Parka: The Arctic Gear Junkie Sets Sail for the North Pole

Winter Hats, Yoga Mats, and a Parka: The Arctic Gear Junkie Sets Sail for the North Pole

Published: 23 September 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

Jessie Creamean, a research scientist at Colorado State University, shares why she is going on the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign.

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Final Steps: MOSAiC Journey About to Begin

Final Steps: MOSAiC Journey About to Begin

Published: 20 September 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

ARM staff and researchers complete final preparations for the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign, which starts September 20.

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