Students to Attend ARM Summer Training Event

Published: 6 July 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 U.S. Department of Energy and organized by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility.

These two instruments, a SACR and a KAZR, are among those located at the Southern Great Plains site. Students will have opportunities to work with meteorological data from these instrumentation during the workshop.

The following students were chosen to participate:

  • Thiago Biscaro, National Institute of Space Research, Brazil
  • Jingyi Chen, Stony Brook University
  • Yaosheng Chen, Pennsylvania State University
  • Suzane de Sa, Harvard University
  • Sonja Drueke, McGill University, Canada
  • George Duffy, University of Illinois
  • Andrew Dzambo, University of Oklahoma
  • Jonathan Edwards-Opperman, University of Oklahoma
  • Fabian Hoffmann, Leibniz University, Germany
  • Zhiyuan Jiang, Pennsylvania State University
  • Nils Kuchler, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Andrew Lesage, University of Utah
  • Tobias Marke, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Shaoyue Qiu, University of North Dakota
  • Mallory Row, University of Oklahoma
  • Robert Schrom, Pennsylvania State University
  • Elizabeth Smith, University of Oklahoma
  • Jae-in Song, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Shuaiqi Tang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Jingjing Tian, University of North Dakota
  • Kathryn Verlinden, Oregon State University
  • Mikael Witte, University of California
  • Hee-Jung Yang, University of Illinois
  • Haiyang Yu, Stony Brook University
  • Jianhao Zhang, University of Miami
  • Wei Zhao, University of Washington

The students were chosen after a rigorous application process and had their travel and accommodation expenses covered by the ARM Facility. Led by 11 instructors, they made use of ARM’s Southern Great Plains site for hands-on experience with meteorological instruments. Participants attended keynote lectures and discussions, and took part in work group sessions exploring the following themes: boundary layer structure, cloud birth and fraction, cloud properties, cloud to precipitation transitioning, precipitation properties, and models’ ability to capture clouds.

For more information, visit the training web page.

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The ARM Climate Research Facility is a national scientific user facility funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The ARM Facility is operated by nine Department of Energy national laboratories.