Research Highlights

 

Members of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s science team are major contributors to radiation and cloud research. Scientists and investigators using ARM publish about 150 peer-reviewed journal articles per year, and ARM data are used in many studies published by other scientific organizations. These documented research efforts represent tangible evidence of ARM’s contribution to advances in almost all areas of atmospheric radiation and cloud research.

Recent Highlights

Atmospheric measurements guide model toward improved prediction of clouds

10 November 2020

Fast, Jerome D

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

Accurately predicting the life cycle of shallow convective clouds is a challenging task. Atmospheric models sometimes show errors when trying to reproduce realistic daytime meteorological conditions in the boundary layer, which is the turbulent zone stretching from the ground upward to roughly two kilometers into the atmosphere where shallow convective [...]

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A more general paradigm for understanding marine boundary-layer decoupling

3 November 2020

Zheng, Youtong Youtong Zheng

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

Most prior studies on the decoupling of a stratocumulus-topped boundary layer (STBL) are focused on subtropics where cold air advection with moderate strength is dominant. This study expands across a wider spectrum of temperature advection spanning from moderately strong warm air advection to extremely strong cold air advection.

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Kelvin waves during GOAmazon and their relationship to deep convection

28 October 2020

Serra, Yolande; Rowe, Angela K

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Distributions/Characterizations

Atmospheric Kelvin waves are synoptic disturbances in winds, temperature, and moisture in the troposphere that are observed in satellite observations of deep cloud cover over the central Amazon. Our study uses data collected during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GOAmazon) field campaign in 2014-15 to investigate [...]

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