As part of its Triennial Review in November 2020, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility was asked to provide a strategy for the effective operation of its scanning and vertically pointing radars. (For information about the future of the scanning ARM cloud radars, read this article from Engineering and Process Manager Jennifer Comstock.)
In response to this Triennial Review feedback, ARM will hold a series of four radar listening sessions in March and April 2022. Hosted by ARM Instrument Operations Manager Adam Theisen, each session will feature a different topic related to ARM’s radar instrument suite. The sessions also will provide an opportunity for the ARM community to give feedback on ARM’s radar operations.
The first session in this series (March 2) will discuss the state of ARM’s radars and plans to refine the facility’s radar operations strategy. As part of developing this strategy and creating an operational road map for all radars, ARM seeks to review the scientific scope that each radar or set of radars is best poised to address.
The subsequent sessions (March 16, March 30, and April 13) will focus on the science goals and operational challenges associated with radars at each of ARM’s fixed-location atmospheric observatories. These sessions will focus on the fixed-location sites because mobile facility deployments include a science plan document that typically highlights the science goals for the radars.
The information collected through these sessions is expected to inform the development of the operational strategy by identifying the current scientific potential of the radars at each fixed-site location.
Please register for the session(s) of your choice using the links below.
ARM Radar Listening Sessions (all times Eastern):
State of the Radars: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 2.
Southern Great Plains Radars: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.
North Slope of Alaska Radars: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.
Eastern North Atlantic Radars: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.