Members of the ARM Climate Research Facility’s 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.
12 April 2018
Mechem, David B.
Research area: Cloud Processes
Low clouds are represented in Earth System Models (ESMs) using parameterizations that are often based on benchmark simulations from high-resolution process models. But how reliable are the cloud properties and processes produced by these models? A new paper explores model cloud and precipitation transitions in a highly variable meteorological environment [...]
11 April 2018
Research area: Surface Properties
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division, along with collaborators from the U.K. Met Office and other modeling centers around the world, organized an international multi-model intercomparison project, name CAUSES (Clouds Above the United States and Errors at the Surface), to identify possible causes [...]
9 April 2018
Klein, Stephen; Xie, Shaocheng
Research area: Radiation Processes
Department of Energy scientists, along with collaborators from the U.K. Met Office, organized an international multi-model intercomparison project, named CAUSES (Clouds Above the United States and Errors at the Surface), to identify possible causes for the large warm surface air temperature bias seen in many weather forecast and climate model [...]