Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group Assembled

Published: 17 April 2016

ARM recently formed the Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group to represent research community interests and provide feedback to the LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation Workflow (LASSO) modeling project. This group consists of six scientists, spanning the range of specialties that will benefit from LASSO, plus ARM Technical Director, Jim Mather; LASSO principal investigator, William Gustafson; and co-principal investigator, Andy Vogelmann. Group members’ terms of service extend through the LASSO pilot project phase, which ends in mid-2017. The group held their first teleconference recently and plans to meet again prior to the 2016 ARM Climate Research Facility and ASR Program Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting. Quarterly calls are scheduled over the next year to review LASSO plans.

The LASSO project ties together observation data and large-eddy simulation (LES) modeling to support the study of atmospheric processes, improvement of observational retrievals, and parameterizations of clouds, aerosols, and radiation in climate models. This two-year high-resolution model development pilot project combines observational and modeling elements to enable a new level of scientific inquiry. More information can be found on the LASSO website.

The Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group includes:


Bill Gustafson William Gustafson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Andy Vogelmann Andy Vogelmann, Brookhaven National Laboratory Jim Mather Jim Mather, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Graham Feingold Graham Feingold, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory Minghua Zhang Minghua Zhang, Stony Brook University Chris Golaz Chris Golaz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Maike Ahlgrimm Maike Ahlgrimm, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Dave Turner David Turner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Severe Storms Laboratory Chris Bretherton Chris Bretherton, University of Washington

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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.