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

Highly supercooled drizzle may be a common feature over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

4 October 2019

Silber, Israel; Fridlind, Ann M.

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions

Drizzle redistributes water in the atmospheric column, and thereby influences cloud life cycle, optical depth, and surface radiative forcing. The rarity of reports of brief and spatially limited drizzle at temperatures below -20°C suggests that riming and temperature-dependent cloud microphysical processes such as heterogeneous ice nucleation and depositional growth conspire [...]

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Investigating seasonal deposition of dust along arctic rivers

12 September 2019

de Boer, Gijs

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Radiation Processes

This study investigates the seasonal appearance of dark material along river beds in northern Alaska, which reduces the surface reflectivity in these areas, enhancing absorption of solar radiation. This deposition is demonstrated to be associated with high-wind events and is shown to accelerate seasonal snow melt over and around the river [...]

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