Jim Mather, ARM’s Technical Director, prepared a report detailing progress made toward the ARM Decadal Vision, published in 2014. This strategic progress report, now available on the ARM website, makes engaging reading for anyone interested in ARM’s evolution as the premier data-gathering organization for scientific climate research.
Next-generation ARM is focused on more tightly linking measurements and atmospheric models, specifically through instrument enhancements at ARM sites that will characterize spatial heterogenity and provide boundary conditions to support modeling and process studies. The ARM Facility is also developing new data tools and data products to fully exploit the improvements in ground-based and aerial instrumentation.
This progress report details the status of these interrelated enhancements and the Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation Workflow model implementation project (now midway through its two-year duration) at the Southern Great Plains site that is designed to bridge the scale gap between high-resolution ARM observations and large-scale climate models.
To learn more, read the ARM Decadal Vision.
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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.