Field Notes

The Field Notes blog provides an inside view of ARM Climate Research Facility field campaigns or operations.
 
Where There is Smoke, There is a Data Set!

Where There is Smoke, There is a Data Set!

Published: 11 April 2017

Blog, LASIC

Paquita Zuidema, principal investigator for the Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) campaign, shared early LASIC measurements.

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HI-SCALE: Phase II

HI-SCALE: Phase II

Published: 7 September 2016

Blog, Field Notes, HI-SCALE

Jerome Fast, principal investigator of the Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) campaign, shares an update for the second phase.

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Two AERI Installs on Two Islands in Two Months

Two AERI Installs on Two Islands in Two Months

Published: 3 August 2016

Blog, ENA, Field Notes, LASIC

Editor’s note: Jonathan Gero, a research scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison, sent this update on installing two AERI systems. I just completed the second of two Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) installations in what is shaping up to be ARM’s year of the islands. The first was at an ARM Mobile Facility site on Ascension Island for the Layered Atlantic Smoke [...]

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Reflections on LASIC Installation Trip to Ascension Island

Reflections on LASIC Installation Trip to Ascension Island

Published: 29 July 2016

Blog, Field Notes, LASIC

Editor’s note: Allison Aiken, ARM Mobile Facility aerosol specialist for the Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds campaign, sent this update. As I sat waiting to board the flight contracted by the Royal Air Force out of Brize Norton in the United Kingdom to Ascension Island, I was excited but already jet-lagged. I had met up with some of the aerosol instrument mentors and site [...]

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An Extreme Case of Cooling

An Extreme Case of Cooling

Published: 29 July 2016

Blog, Data Quality Office, Field Notes

Editor’s note: Brett Borchardt, a data quality analyst in the ARM Data Quality Office at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, sent this update. I’ve been investigating an impressive temperature drop at the ARM deployment on the southern tip of Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf. On July 4, ARM’s Surface Meteorological Instrumentation (MET) instrumentation captured an [...]

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A Day in the Life of a DQ Analyst

A Day in the Life of a DQ Analyst

Published: 29 July 2016

Blog, Data Quality Office, Field Notes

Editor’s note: Brett Borchardt, a Data Quality Analyst in the ARM Data Quality Office at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, sent this update. Every week, data quality analysts working in the ARM Data Quality Office sift through thousands of days worth of data collected by instruments worldwide in search of even the slightest hint of a looming instrument problem. The work is [...]

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Smoke is in the Air

Smoke is in the Air

Published: 27 June 2016

ARM Mobile Facility 1, Blog, LASIC

Editor’s note: Paquita Zuidema, a professor at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and principle investigator for the Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds campaign, sent this update. We have the first evidence of smoke being present in the Ascension Island boundary layer from the LASIC [Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds] [...]

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Prepping an Aerosol Observing System for Delivery

Prepping an Aerosol Observing System for Delivery

Published: 24 June 2016

Blog, Field Notes, SGP

Editor’s note: Stephen R. Springston, a scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and lead instrument mentor for ARM’s aerosol observing system, sent this update. This afternoon, June 21, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) took delivery of the enclosure for the new Southern Great Plains (SGP) aerosol observing system (AOS). This photo shows the SeaTainer sitting in its temporary [...]

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HI-SCALE: A View From the Ground and Sky

HI-SCALE: A View From the Ground and Sky

Published: 20 May 2016

Blog, Field Notes, HI-SCALE

Editor’s note: Siegfried Schobesberger, a postdoctoral researcher at University of Washington, sent this update. Two more weeks of measurement flights have gone by since my last update. As of May 16, we have accomplished 14 research flights. Only one had to be cut short due to thunderstorms moving in on our area of operation. We have been getting into a very efficient routine, and [...]

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HI-SCALE: Introduction to the Team and Instruments

HI-SCALE: Introduction to the Team and Instruments

Published: 10 May 2016

Blog, Field Notes, HI-SCALE

Editor’s note: Jerome Fast, the principal investigator of the Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) campaign, sent this update. We are into the second week of HI-SCALE, and have completed six research flights with the G-1 aircraft. Several people temporarily left the campaign earlier this week to participate in the ARM/ASR Principal [...]

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