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.
4 October 2019
Silber, Israel; Fridlind, Ann M.
Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions
Drizzle redistributes water in the atmospheric column, and thereby influences cloud life cycle, optical depth, and surface radiative forcing. The rarity of reports of brief and spatially limited drizzle at temperatures below -20°C suggests that riming and temperature-dependent cloud microphysical processes such as heterogeneous ice nucleation and depositional growth conspire [...]
12 September 2019
de Boer, Gijs
Research area: Radiation Processes
This study investigates the seasonal appearance of dark material along river beds in northern Alaska, which reduces the surface reflectivity in these areas, enhancing absorption of solar radiation. This deposition is demonstrated to be associated with high-wind events and is shown to accelerate seasonal snow melt over and around the river [...]
6 September 2019
Matrosov, Sergey; de Boer, Gijs
Research area: Cloud Processes
This study demonstrates that in ice clouds and precipitation the difference between reflectivities at two cloud radar frequencies (i.e., the dual-wavelength ratio, or DWR) and absolute reflectivity, Z, at lower frequency are well correlated. A rate of the DWR increase with increasing Z can be used to infer information on [...]