Research Highlights


Members of the ARM Climate Research Facility‚Äôs science team are major contributors to radiation and cloud research. Scientists and investigators using ARM facilities publish about 150 refereed journal articles per year, and ARM Facility data are used in many studies published by other scientific organizations. These documented research efforts represent tangible evidence of the ARM Facility’s contribution to advances in almost all areas of atmospheric radiation and cloud research.

Recent Highlights

Balloon-borne measurements yield new insights on boundary layer new particle formation

27 November 2017

Smith, James; Pierce, Jeffrey Robert

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Aerosol Processes

New particles that form in the atmosphere can do so high above-ground before such events are observed by ground-based instruments. Once formed, these particles can take up significant amounts of water and become more liquid-like, which can impact the role that these particles play in atmospheric chemistry and cloud formation [...]

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Evaluating land-atmosphere coupling in model simulations

13 November 2017

Klein, Stephen

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Surface Properties

The strength of the coupling of soil moisture with the lower atmosphere can influence regional surface temperature, evaporation, and precipitation. Researchers at LLNL, LBNL, and Argonne National Laboratories, and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, have investigated land-atmosphere coupling (LAC) strength over the U.S. Southern Great Plains (SGP) region, as [...]

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Causes of model dry and warm bias over the SGP and their impact on climate projections

23 October 2017

Zhang, Minghua

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: General Circulation and Single Column Models/Parameterizations

To reduce uncertainties in the prediction of future climate change by numerical models, scientists strive to understand and reduce the model biases in the simulations of the present-day climate relative to observations. By using long-term measurements from the DOE ARM Climate Research Facility, the team identified the cause of a [...]

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