Christine Chiu, an associate professor at Colorado State University, was recently named the new chair of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s Cloud and Precipitation Measurements and Science Group (CPMSG).
The CPMSG brings together members of the ARM instrument operations, engineering, and translator teams with the ARM science community to improve the performance and science impact of ARM’s cloud and precipitation measurements.
Chiu takes over from Ann Fridlind, who is now a science representative on the CPMSG.
An active member of the ARM/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) community since 2003, Chiu has worked extensively alongside ARM instrument mentors and science team members for data products and observational strategies.
No stranger to field campaigns, she participated in 2005’s Marine Stratus Radiation Aerosol and Drizzle (MASRAD) campaign in Northern California. She was a co-investigator for the 2016–2017 Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) campaign on Ascension Island and the 2017–2018 Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) campaign in the Azores.
From 2017 to 2020, Chiu served as a member of ARM’s User Executive Committee, which seeks to bridge the gap between ARM data users and managers while also mentoring early career scientists interested in ARM data.
As CPMSG chair, Chiu will guide the group in providing constructive recommendations to the ARM technical director regarding the operation, characterization, and development of instruments and associated data products that yield critical information for addressing main barriers in cloud and precipitation science.
ARM welcomes Chiu in her new role and thanks Fridlind for her service as CPMSG chair.# # #
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.