To make it possible for scientists to cite ARM Climate Research Facility data in their publications, the ARM has created Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) at the ARM data product level.
For example: for Balloon-borne sounding system (SONDEWNPN) measurements, DOIs were assigned for each of the available output datastreams and also for the value-added product (VAP) datastreams, creating approximately 15 DOIs when all sites are considered.
The same approach will be followed for all the routine ARM datastreams. A similar strategy will be applied for most of the field campaign data when DOIs are linked to the PI-instrument subdirectories.
The process of assigning DOIs is ongoing, so all data products may not currently have DOIs.