Facility News

Early Career Funding Opportunity
Aug 21, 2015       
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory researchers and university tenure-track professors are invited to submit applications for the Early Career Research Program, sponsored by the DOE Office of Science. Applicants must have received their doctorates no earlier than 2005. For the fiscal year 2016 call, proposals to the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) [...]

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Students Explore the Skies at ARM Summer Training
Aug 21, 2015       
Their heads were in the clouds, but the students at the first ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event weren't daydreaming. As the next generation of atmospheric researchers, they cut their teeth on ARM data at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, from July 15 to 24. Their experience included visiting ARM's Southern Great [...]

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New ASR Program Manager Selected
Aug 19, 2015       
Dr. Shaima Nasiri has been selected as the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Manager, effective August 10, 2015. She shares ASR programmatic responsibilities with Ashley Williamson. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to manage such a well-respected and scientifically significant program as ASR," says Nasiri. "I think this is an exciting time for the program and [...]

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ARM Data Developers Prepare for Next Generation of ARM
Aug 18, 2015       
About 40 ARM staff members gathered at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, from July 14 to 16 for the ARM Climate Research Facility’s Annual Developers Meeting to discuss current activities and help facilitate a reconfiguration to better streamline ARM operations and enhance its scientific impact. Participants included representatives from ARM’s External Data Center, [...]

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Measuring Clouds with MAGIC
Jul 31, 2015       
The MAGIC field campaign, which was a unique effort to provide long-term data looking at clouds over the high seas, was featured in the July 1 edition of EOS Earth & Space Science News. The article highlighted the data on ocean clouds collected through MAGIC, which was a deployment of the ARM Climate Research Facility. MAGIC put [...]

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ARM/ASR Joint Meeting Breakout Reports Now Available
Jul 14, 2015       
This spring, users and staff from the ARM Climate Research Facility joined with principal investigators from the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program for the first Joint User Facility and Principal Investigators' Meeting. For those who were unable to make it, as well as attendees who want to learn more, the breakout session reports, abstracts and posters, [...]

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Students to Attend ARM Summer Training Event
Jul 06, 2015       
Twenty-six students from around the world were chosen to attend the upcoming ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event. From July 15-24 at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, the graduate and postdoctoral students gained practical and theoretical knowledge about observing and modeling aerosols, clouds, and precipitation processes. The training was sponsored by the [...]

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Clearer Skies for Cloud Modeling
Jul 01, 2015       
This May, Cyril Morcrette was awarded the L F Richardson Prize by the Royal Meteorological Society for his work in evaluating cloud forecasts. Although weather and climate models often rely on different metrics to make accurate forecasts, Morcrette created a unified methodology that can be used to evaluate cloud predictions at both scales. Data provided [...]

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