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

Dust indirect climate effects by glaciating mixed-phase clouds

21 June 2019

Liu, Xiaohong

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Aerosol Processes

Mineral dust is one of the most important ice nucleating particles (INPs) in the atmosphere. It can influence the cloud phase transition and radiative forcing of mixed-phase clouds, which are crucial to global energy budget and climate. In this study, we investigate dust indirect effects on mixed-phase clouds through acting [...]

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Retrieving cloud-top radiative cooling for stratocumulus from space

17 June 2019

Zheng, Youtong; Li, Zhanqing

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Radiation Processes

We develop a new algorithm for estimating the cloud-top radiative cooling rate (CTRC), the rate at which marine clouds radiate energy, from space. 

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