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

Scientists from around the world conduct research using data from the ARM Climate Research Facility’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 deploying an ARM Mobile Facility. As a scientific user facility, any scientist can submit a proposal to do field campaigns at ARM’s atmospheric observatories.


Data from the ARM Facility’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

Balloon-borne measurements yield new insights on boundary layer new particle formation

27 November 2017

Smith, James; Pierce, Jeffrey Robert

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Aerosol Processes

New particles that form in the atmosphere can do so high above-ground before such events are observed by ground-based instruments. Once formed, these particles can take up significant amounts of water and become more liquid-like, which can impact the role that these particles play in atmospheric chemistry and cloud formation [...]

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Evaluating land-atmosphere coupling in model simulations

13 November 2017

Klein, Stephen

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Surface Properties

The strength of the coupling of soil moisture with the lower atmosphere can influence regional surface temperature, evaporation, and precipitation. Researchers at LLNL, LBNL, and Argonne National Laboratories, and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, have investigated land-atmosphere coupling (LAC) strength over the U.S. Southern Great Plains (SGP) region, as [...]

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