Field Notes

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

From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

Published: 19 August 2019

Blog, From the UEC

Sébastien Biraud shares UEC activities from the 2019 ARM/ASR joint meeting and an update on a proposed ARM workshop at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

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Counting Down to the Launch of Mega-Campaign MOSAiC

Counting Down to the Launch of Mega-Campaign MOSAiC

Published: 2 June 2019

Blog, Field Notes, MOSAiC

As the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign draws closer, the ARM team at Los Alamos National Laboratory works together with researchers to make sure instruments are ready to go.

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From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

From the User Executive Committee (UEC) Chair

Published: 20 May 2019

Blog, From the UEC

Sébastien Biraud shares UEC updates, including important events coming up for ARM users.

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North Slope of Alaska Welcomes a Famous Visitor

North Slope of Alaska Welcomes a Famous Visitor

Published: 16 April 2019

Blog, Field Notes, North Slope of Alaska

Mark Ivey, manager of ARM's North Slope of Alaska atmospheric observatory, recounts a visit from Al Roker, broadcast meteorologist for the NBC morning show "TODAY." Roker traveled to Barrow, officially known as Utqiaġvik, for a series on earth system changes in the Arctic.

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ARM Site Technician Embraces His Role in Supporting Research

ARM Site Technician Embraces His Role in Supporting Research

Published: 13 March 2019

Blog, ENA, Field Notes

Bruno Cunha, a native of Graciosa Island in the Azores, assists with science close to home at ARM’s Eastern North Atlantic atmospheric observatory while also getting opportunities to see the world on remote field campaigns.

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