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

Scientists from around the world conduct research using data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user 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 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

Analytical expression of marine stratocumulus virga depth evaluated with observations

15 June 2018

Yang, Fan; Vogelmann, Andrew M.

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

Virga is drizzle below cloud base that evaporates before reaching the Earth’s surface. Virga results from the interaction of many different cloud processes with the environment. Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Michigan Technological University obtained virga statistics from observations and derived a new, simple analytical expression for drizzle virga [...]

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WRF hindcasts of cold front passages over the ARM Eastern North Atlantic site

13 June 2018

Naud, Catherine M.; Booth, James

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

Low-level clouds behind extratropical cyclone cold fronts are a significant source of biases in General Circulation Models (GCMs), and the ARM East North Atlantic (ARM-ENA) site offers a great opportunity to address this problem. In order to isolate and compare the cloud-scale physics involved in low-level clouds with observations from [...]

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