Research

ARM’s continuous measurements and field campaigns are helping advance climate science.
 

Scientists from around the world conduct research using data from ARM’s continuous measurements and field campaigns. ARM’s contributions to atmospheric science can be seen in science publications and research highlights.

Field Campaigns

Field campaigns provide a means for scientists to augment or modify the configuration of the ARM facility to address specific science issues. Campaigns range in complexity from deploying a single instrument to deploying an ARM Mobile Facility to remote locations around the world. As a scientific user facility, any scientist can submit a proposal to do field campaigns at ARM’s atmospheric observatories.

Publications

Data from ARM’s continuous measurements and field campaigns at sites around the world are a vital asset to atmospheric researchers. Research results are published in scientific journal articles, conference publications, and presentations.

Research Highlights

Publications in scientific journals represent tangible evidence of ARM’s contribution to advances in almost all areas of atmospheric radiation and cloud research. ARM’s Research Highlights summarize recently published research results.

Recent Highlights

When a pristine rainforest encounters a pollution plume

19 August 2019

Fast, Jerome D

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Aerosol Processes

What happens in a rainforest when urban pollution interacts with pristine air, making numerous fine atmospheric particles that scatter or absorb sunlight and modify characteristics of clouds and precipitation? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy led a study that examined the formation of a class of particles known as [...]

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A new perspective on shallow convective clouds

19 August 2019

Fast, Jerome D

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Distributions/Characterizations

Shallow clouds occur over many areas of the world and are an important component of Earth’s atmospheric radiation budget. In addition to local and regional weather conditions, land-atmosphere interactions and aerosol-radiation-cloud interactions influence the life cycle of shallow clouds and their properties. Because shallow clouds are too small to be [...]

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