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

Extensive Surface Melting Event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño

20 June 2017

Vogelmann, Andrew M.; Lubin, Dan

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

West Antarctica is one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, and this warming is closely connected with global sea level rise; however, this warming does not yet have a comprehensive explanation. A study of a large-scale surface melt event determined that the event was likely favored by the [...]

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Capturing effects of crop growth on the atmosphere in the Southern Great Plains

7 June 2017

Torn, Margaret S.; Kueppers, Lara

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Surface Properties

We implemented new algorithms and parameterizations in the Community Land Model (CLM) to capture the atmospheric influence of winter wheat, the dominant crop cover in the Southern Great Plains.

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