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.
20 November 2018
Jakob, Christian; Collis, Scott Matthew
Research area: Cloud Distributions/Characterizations
A new integrated radar calibration technique using a combination of radar returns from fixed objects on the ground and satellite measurements yields a long-term radar reflectivity calibration with a much higher accuracy than previously possible.
19 November 2018
Li, Zhanqing; Zheng, Youtong
Research area: Cloud Processes
Everything cools radiatively. This study investigates how the cooling of oceanic low clouds drives their physical properties including (1) the bases of clouds, (2) surface energy fluxes, and (3) their coupling with sea surfaces.
11 November 2018
Research area: General Circulation and Single Column Models/Parameterizations
This study demonstrates for the first time that improvements in convection parameterization can eliminate the double intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) biases in all seasons, including boreal winter and spring in the NCAR CESM. It corroborates that convection parameterization is the primary contributor to the double ITCZ bias and provides a [...]