The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now accepting preliminary proposals from scientists worldwide to use components of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility for field campaigns.
Preproposals are being sought to deploy the first ARM Mobile Facility or for campaigns augmenting operations at one of the fixed or mobile atmospheric observatories.
- AMF1 – The first ARM Mobile Facility will be available for deployment beginning in January 2020.
- Supplemental campaigns – Moderate-size campaign proposals to augment an ARM atmospheric observatory will be considered for calendar years 2018-2019. This could include the deployment of DataHawks, small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operated by the ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) at one of the fixed sites. The amount of lead-time required will be contingent on the complexity of the proposed campaign.
Preproposals are due February 1, 2017. Submit preproposals online through the field campaign preproposal form. Specific starting dates depend on the end of previous campaigns.
Be sure to check the ARM campaign page for more details, including current campaigns and capabilities, and proposal due dates. Proposed deployments should focus on research that addresses the ARM mission of improving the understanding and representation of clouds and aerosols in climate and earth system models, as well as their interactions and coupling with the Earth’s surface.
Priority will be given to AMF1 proposals that:
- Make comprehensive use of the ARM facilities.
- Focus on strategic goals of the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER).
- Have the ability to improve regional or global earth system models.
First ARM Mobile Facility proposals that coordinate with other BER community capabilities (e.g., Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, AmeriFlux Network, Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic and Tropics) are encouraged.
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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.