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.
21 June 2019
Research area: Aerosol Processes
Mineral dust is one of the most important ice nucleating particles (INPs) in the atmosphere. It can influence the cloud phase transition and radiative forcing of mixed-phase clouds, which are crucial to global energy budget and climate. In this study, we investigate dust indirect effects on mixed-phase clouds through acting [...]
17 June 2019
Zheng, Youtong; Li, Zhanqing
Research area: Radiation Processes
We develop a new algorithm for estimating the cloud-top radiative cooling rate (CTRC), the rate at which marine clouds radiate energy, from space.
Heterogeneity of latent heat fluxes over the ARM SGP site from satellite-based and in situ measurements
5 June 2019
Research area: Surface Properties
Evapotranspiration (ET), the cumulative quantities of evaporation and plant transpiration, is a leading mechanism, second only to precipitation, for exchange of water between land and the atmosphere, but measurements of ET are limited. NASA’s operational MODIS ET product uses satellite-based surface measurements and reanalysis meteorology to estimate ET, but is [...]