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 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.
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.
23 February 2021
Williams, Ian N.
Research area: Surface Properties
Simulations reveal that wet soil can lead to better organized convection than dry, constituting a positive rainfall feedback, despite earlier triggering over dry soil. The effects of cold pools on convective organization vary with surface wetness and convective life cycle stage.
17 February 2021
Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions
Competing aerosol-induced thermodynamic and microphysical effects are examined using observational and modeling frameworks to characterize their relative roles in deep convection over the Indo-Gangetic Plain. This is an important science issue in the study of cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions, especially in the highly populated Asian monsoon region.