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.


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

E3SM parameterization of aged absorbing biomass burning evaluated using ARM and ASR observations

8 November 2019

Dubey, Manvendra K.; Aiken, Allison C

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: General Circulation and Single Column Models/Parameterizations

The paper validated and optimized simple parameterizations of aged absorbing aerosols from biomass burning used in the E3SM model by analyzing observations of tropical and southwestern US fire plumes made by ARM campaigns. 

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Near-unity mass accommodation coefficients for low/semi-volatile organic gases into diverse aerosols

6 November 2019

Jimenez, Jose-Luis; Day, Douglas A.

Supported by: ASR

Research area: Aerosol Processes

Accommodation coefficients (α, the probability of a gas molecule sticking to a particle upon collision) were directly measured for a wide range of oxidized organic molecules and particles of different compositions, phases, and polarities. Results showed that in all cases, α was close to unity. Values of ~0.001-0.01 that have [...]

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