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ARM Aerial Facility  

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govSitesAerial Facility govSitesAerial Facility AAF Information Proposal Process Science (PDF) Baseline Instruments Campaign Instruments Instrumentation Workshop 2008 AAF Fact Sheet G-1 Fact Sheet Images Field Campaigns AAF Campaigns 2007 - UAV Campaigns 1993 - 2006, 2015 Other Aircraft Campaigns 1993 - 2010 AAF Contacts Rickey Petty DOE AAF Program Director Beat Schmid Technical Director ARM Aerial Facility Numerous instrumented aircraft participated in CLASIC, a cross-disciplinary interagency research effort. Numerous instrumented aircraft participated in CLASIC, a cross-disciplinary interagency research effort. As an integral measurement capability of the ARM Climate Research Facility, the ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) provides airborne measurements required to answer science questions proposed by the ARM Science Team and the external

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The ARM Aerial Facility  

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ARM Aerial Facility ARM Aerial Facility in the Biomass Burn Observation Project (BBOP) 1 Beat Schmid, Technical Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA Aircraft Technical Information Length: 19.4 m Wingspan: 23.9 m Height: 7.1 m Cabin space: 15.3 m 2 External probes (PMS cans): 8 Maximum gross weight: 16,330 kg Maximum Endurance: 9.5 hours Maximum Range: 4000 km Endurance with full payload: 4-5 hours Crew capacity: 7 max, 2 pilots + 3-5 scientists Cabin payload: 1,900 kg Research Power: 700A @ 28 VDC (incl. 85A @ 115 VAC, 60 Hz) Ceiling: 7.6 km G-1 (BMI owned, ARM base funded, PNNL based and managed, for the science community) AAF G-1 Plan 2013-17 Intensive Airborne Research in Amazonia (IARA) Manaus, Brazil PI: Scot Martin (Harvard)

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ARM - ARM Mobile Facility 1 Article  

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CenterARM Mobile Facility 1ARM Mobile Facility 1 Article CenterARM Mobile Facility 1ARM Mobile Facility 1 Article Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance January 13, 2011 [ARM Mobile Facility 1, Blog, Field Notes] AMF1 Azores Pack-up: Rust, Corrosion, and Wet Instruments Bookmark and Share PSP shows the harsh beating it took from the Atlantic mists.

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22, 2011 [Facility News] 22, 2011 [Facility News] Request for Proposals Now Open Bookmark and Share The ARM Climate Research Facility is now accepting applications for use of an ARM mobile facility (AMF), the ARM aerial facility (AAF), and fixed sites. Proposals are welcome from all members of the scientific community for conducting field campaigns and scientific research using the ARM Facility, with availability as follows: AMF2 available December 2013 AMF1 available March 2015 AAF available between June and October 2013 Fixed sites available FY2013 Priority will be given to proposals that make comprehensive use of the ARM facilities and focus on long-term goals of the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Successful proposals will be supplied all operational and logistical resources (provided at no cost to the principal

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15, 2005 [Facility News] 15, 2005 [Facility News] Aging, Overworked Computer Network at SGP Gets Overhauled Bookmark and Share This aerial map of instruments deployed at the SGP Central Facility provides an indication of the computer resources needed to manage data at the site, let alone communicate with other ARM sites. This aerial map of instruments deployed at the SGP Central Facility provides an indication of the computer resources needed to manage data at the site, let alone communicate with other ARM sites. Established as the first ARM research facility in 1992, the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site in Oklahoma is the "old man on the block" when it comes to infrastructure. Though significant improvements have been made to facilities and equipment throughout the years, the computer network at the

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4, 2013 [Facility News] 4, 2013 [Facility News] Work Cut Out for ARM Science Board Bookmark and Share With a new fixed site on the horizon in the Azores, a third ARM Mobile Facility gearing up for action in the Arctic, and more aircraft probes and sensors than scientists can shake a stick at, the ARM Facility continues to expand its considerable suite of assets for conducting climate research. Along with this impressive inventory comes the responsibility to ensure the Facility is supporting the highest-value science possible. Enter the ARM Science Board. This eleven-member group annually reviews complex proposals for use of the ARM mobile and aerial facilities. To maintain excellence and integrity in the review process, each member serves a renewable term of two years, with membership updated annually.

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ARM - ARM Facility at EGU 2012  

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CenterARM Facility at EGU 2012 CenterARM Facility at EGU 2012 Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance ARM Facility at EGU 2012 At the 2012 European Geophysical Union General Assembly in Vienna, the ARM Climate Research Facility is hosting a booth located near the escalators in the Exhibition Entrance Hall. In their first time attending the assembly,

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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banner banner Home | People | Site Index Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy About Science Campaigns Sites Instruments Measurements Data News Publications Education Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ Outreach Displays History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings Propose a Campaign Submitting Proposals: Guidelines Featured Campaigns Campaign Data List of Campaigns Aerial Facility Eastern North Atlantic Mobile Facilities North Slope of Alaska Southern Great Plains Tropical Western Pacific Location Table Contacts Instrument Datastreams Value-Added Products PI Data Products Field Campaign Data Related Data

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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Military Facilities, Restricted Airspace Okayed to Support Arctic Cloud Military Facilities, Restricted Airspace Okayed to Support Arctic Cloud Experiment Bookmark and Share As shown in this aerial photo of Oliktok Point, Alaska, the USAF Long Range Radar Station-also known as Dew Line Station-is situated at the edge of the Arctic Ocean. Instrumentation for the ARM Program's M-PACE experiment will be located just south of the station, near the aircraft hangar. (Photo courtesy of Aeromap U.S.) As shown in this aerial photo of Oliktok Point, Alaska, the USAF Long Range Radar Station-also known as Dew Line Station-is situated at the edge of the Arctic Ocean. Instrumentation for the ARM Program's M-PACE experiment will be located just south of the station, near the aircraft hangar. (Photo courtesy of Aeromap U.S.) After more than a year and a half of planning, proposals, and paperwork,

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31, 2004 Facility News ARM Climate Research Facility Achieves User Milestone Three Months Ahead of Schedule Bookmark and Share Summary of the ARM Climate Research Facility User...

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Mapping It Up With Google Bookmark and Share "Thumbtacks" help ARM website users identify where the ARM sites are, including the ARM Mobile Facility deployments. "Thumbtacks" help...

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February 15, 2008 Facility News User Group Provides Recommendations for Data Archive Improvements Routine data from the ARM sites and ARM-sponsored field campaigns are stored in...

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January 15, 2008 Facility News Future of User Facility Discussed at Fall Workshop As a national user facility, ARM is accessible to scientists around the globe for...

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Happy New (fiscal) Year! Cloud Droplet Probe Arrives in Time for SPARTICUS Happy New (fiscal) Year! Cloud Droplet Probe Arrives in Time for SPARTICUS Bookmark and Share The new cloud droplet probe, from Droplet Measurement Technologies, has angled tips to deflect particles away from the beam path and minimize the effects of "forward scattering." The new cloud droplet probe, from Droplet Measurement Technologies, has angled tips to deflect particles away from the beam path and minimize the effects of "forward scattering." Kicking off the new fiscal year, on October 1 the ARM Aerial Facility received the first component - a cloud droplet probe (CDP) - of many new aircraft research instruments that will arrive in the coming year through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Designed to measure the size distribution of cloud particles, the new probe

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January 15, 2008 Facility News ARM Mobile Facility Completes Field Campaign in Germany Researchers will study severe precipitation events that occurred in August and October...

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May 15, 2008 Facility News National User Facility Organization Meets to Discuss Progress and Ideas In late April, the ARM Technical Director attended an annual meeting of the...

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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15, 2005 [Facility News] 15, 2005 [Facility News] Website Integration Effort Delivers One-Stop Shopping for Data Bookmark and Share The ARM website was upgraded with a new capability in September. ARM data users now have the ability to order data using the data cart from www.arm.gov. The ARM website was upgraded with a new capability in September. ARM data users now have the ability to order data using the data cart from www.arm.gov. On September 27, a new way to browse and order ARM data became available on the ARM website after nine months of development. ARM infrastructure staff from three national laboratories-Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-teamed together to integrate the ARM web pages with the ARM

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ARM - Facility News Archive  

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Amazon Rainforest Apr 25 Junior Rangers Enjoy Science Education at ARM Facility on Cape Cod Apr 24 A Twist on TwisterTM: ARM Educational Outreach Participates in Community Science...

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2, 2012 [Data Announcements, Facility News] 2, 2012 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Toolkit for ARM Radar Data Previewed at Workshop Bookmark and Share This data plot shows the height and north/south displacement of rain relative to the ARM Southern Great Plains site's Central Facility in Oklahoma. This retrieval used information from all three X-band scanning ARM precipitation radars at the SGP site and was performed using tools in the Python-ARM radar toolkit. Click on image to enlarge. This data plot shows the height and north/south displacement of rain relative to the ARM Southern Great Plains site's Central Facility in Oklahoma. This retrieval used information from all three X-band scanning ARM precipitation radars at the SGP site and was performed using tools in the Python-ARM radar toolkit. Click on image to enlarge.

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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TR-081.2 iii Abstract This report provides a short description of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility microwave radiometer (MWR) Retrieval...

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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features the familiar faces of Professor Polar Bear, Teacher Turtle, and PI Prairie Dog (each representing an ARM Climate Research Facility site), but now provides easier...

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September 30, 2004 Facility News New Instrumentation on Proteus Aircraft Tested This fall, the ARM-Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Program-specifically, the Proteus aircraft-is...

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More Storage Space, Better Reliability Now at the ARM Data Management More Storage Space, Better Reliability Now at the ARM Data Management Facility Bookmark and Share To support the ever-increasing file storage needs of the ARM Data Management Facility (DMF) and ARM Engineering computers, a Network Appliance (NetApp®) file server with 2.68 terabytes, or 2.95 trillion bytes, of highly-reliable and extremely-fast, usable disk storage joined the DMF servers. The NetApp system performs nearly four times faster than the previous file server and is engineered for a higher degree of reliability-critical improvements needed to maintain uptime for ARM data availability at the DMF. A NetApp server increases ARM storage capacity and keeps the data flowing at the Data Management Facility. A NetApp server increases ARM storage capacity and keeps the data flowing

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April 30, 2008 [Facility News] April 30, 2008 [Facility News] ARM Outreach Materials Chosen for Earth Day Display in Washington DC Bookmark and Share Posters for the ARM Mobile Facility and ARM Education and Outreach were selected for the 2008 Earth Day display at DOE Headquarters. Posters for the ARM Mobile Facility and ARM Education and Outreach were selected for the 2008 Earth Day display at DOE Headquarters. Earth Day is officially honored each year on April 22, however, many groups sponsor activities throughout the entire month of April. At DOE Headquarters in Washington DC, two ARM posters were selected to join a poster display representing programs from numerous DOE offices. The display was featured in the Forrestal Building's ground-level and first floor lobby areas throughout the week of April 21. The posters were then displayed at

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ARM - SGP Central Facility  

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Central Facility Central Facility SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts SGP Central Facility The ARM Climate Research Facility deploys specialized remote sensing instruments in a fixed location at the site to gather atmospheric data of unprecedented quality, consistency, and completeness. More than 30 instrument clusters have been placed around the site; the central facility; and the boundary, intermediate, and extended facilities. The locations for the instruments were chosen so that the measurements reflect conditions

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7, 2009 [Facility News] 7, 2009 [Facility News] Town Hall Meeting at AGU 2009 Fall Meeting Bookmark and Share ARM Climate Research Facility - New Measurement Capabilities for Climate Research Thursday, December 17, 6:15-7:15 pm, Moscone West Room 2002 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Scientists from around the world use data from the ARM Climate Research Facility to study the interactions between clouds, aerosol and radiation. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the DOE Office of Science received $1.2 billion, with $60 million allocated to the ARM Climate Research Facility. With these funds, ARM will purchase and deploy dual-frequency scanning cloud radars to all the ARM sites, enhance several sites with precipitation radars and energy flux measurement capabilities,

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March 22, 2007 [Facility News] March 22, 2007 [Facility News] GEWEX News Features Dust Data from ARM Mobile Facility Deployment Bookmark and Share Data from the recent deployment of the ARM Mobile Facility are featured in the February issue of GEWEX News. Data from the recent deployment of the ARM Mobile Facility are featured in the February issue of GEWEX News. The February 2007 issue (Vol. 17, No. 1) of GEWEX News features early results from special observing periods of the African Monsoon Mutidisciplinary Analysis, including data obtained by the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF). The AMF was stationed in the central Sahel from January through December 2006, with the primary facility at the Niamey airport, and an ancillary site in Banizoumbou. The AMF recorded a major dust storm that passed through the area in March, and combined with simultaneous satellite

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February 16, 2005 [Facility News] February 16, 2005 [Facility News] Mobile Facility Arrives Safe and Sound in Point Reyes Bookmark and Share Image - The ARM Mobile Facility in Point Reyes, California Image - The ARM Mobile Facility in Point Reyes, California Safe and sound at Point Reyes, the ARM Mobile Facility instrumentation is set up on the roof of a shelter until a fence is installed to keep out the curious local cattle. On February 9, the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) withstood an accident on the way to its deployment location at Point Reyes, California. About an hour from its destination, the truck carrying the two AMF shelters packed with instrumentation and associated equipment swerved to avoid another vehicle and slid off the road and down a steep embankment. Emergency personnel soon

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March 31, 2006 [Facility News] March 31, 2006 [Facility News] New Chief Scientist Leads Annual ARM Science Team Meeting Bookmark and Share Dr. Warren Wiscombe begins his presentation by introducing the members of his "Chief Scientist team"-a new approach for leading the ARM Science Team. Dr. Warren Wiscombe begins his presentation by introducing the members of his "Chief Scientist team"-a new approach for leading the ARM Science Team. With a new Chief Scientist at the helm, just over 300 ARM scientists and ARM infrastructure staff took part in the 16th ARM Science Team meeting held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 27-31, 2006. After an initial day of focused meetings among the ARM Working Groups, Dr. David Thomassen, Acting Associate Director of DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental

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6, 2012 [Facility News] 6, 2012 [Facility News] News Tips from 2012 EGU General Assembly Bookmark and Share The ARM Facility is attending the 2012 European Geophysical Union General Assembly at the Austria Center in Vienna for the first time. The ARM Facility is attending the 2012 European Geophysical Union General Assembly at the Austria Center in Vienna for the first time. VIENNA - The U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is the world's most comprehensive outdoor laboratory and data archive for research related to atmospheric processes that affect Earth's climate. At the European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly 2012 in Vienna, find out how scientists use the ARM Facility to study the interactions between clouds,

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April 7, 2011 [Facility News] April 7, 2011 [Facility News] Review Panel States ARM Facility "Without Peer" Bookmark and Share Every three years, DOE Office of Science user facilities undergo a review to evaluate their effectiveness in contributing to their respective science areas. The latest ARM Facility review was conducted in mid-February by a six-member review panel led by Minghua Zhang of Stony Brook University. Notably, in a debriefing following the review, the panel stated that ARM was a "world class facility without peer." The panel convened in Ponca City, Oklahoma, near ARM's Southern Great Plains site to conduct their review. Their first agenda item was an SGP site tour, which provided a realtime example of the scope and expertise of site operations and included a demonstration of the site's newly

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Review of ARM Infrastructure Completed Review of ARM Infrastructure Completed Bookmark and Share In May, the Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) published findings and recommendations from their assessment of the effectiveness of ARM Climate Research Facility as a national scientific user facility. Based on a review of total user requests, the BERAC concluded that ARM was being effectively used by the broader scientific community, not just the ARM Program. They also stated that cost cutting measures had achieved the desired efficiency goals, but further cuts could impair the Facility's operations. The subcommittee reinforced the importance of the scientific impacts of this facility (including publications), and the value it has had for the international

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January 31, 2008 [Facility News] January 31, 2008 [Facility News] ARM Exhibit Showcases Continuous Data at American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Bookmark and Share During the 88th annual AMS meeting, interested participants stop by the ARM exhibit where ARM researchers answered their questions. During the 88th annual AMS meeting, interested participants stop by the ARM exhibit where ARM researchers answered their questions. In January, ARM joined nearly 100 other exhibitors at the 88th American Meteorological Society annual meeting in New Orleans. This year's meeting was organized around the broad theme of "Enhancing the Connectivity between Research and Applications for the Benefit of Society." More than 3000 attendees from academia, the private sector, and government attended

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The Tale of the Tapes-No More Boxes of Data! The Tale of the Tapes-No More Boxes of Data! Bookmark and Share In October 1997, the ARM Program entered into a contract with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks to obtain image data covering the ARM Climate Research Facility's North Slope of Alaska (NSA) locale. Image data taken by an advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) are collected by a satellite receiver at Fairbanks and, up until February 2004, were stored on 4mm tapes. These boxes were then shipped by the boxful to the ARM Climate Research Facility External Data Center every six months. Once at the External Data Center, the data was processed into standard "hierarchical data format" or HDF files and transferred to the ARM Climate Research Facility Data Archive for use by ARM researchers. All data from

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March 31, 2009 [Facility News] March 31, 2009 [Facility News] New Sensors Installed for Cloud Radar Calibration at North Slope Bookmark and Share Located on the roof of the Guest Instrument Facility at the ARM Barrow site are the PARSIVEL (left) and POSS (right) instruments. Located on the roof of the Guest Instrument Facility at the ARM Barrow site are the PARSIVEL (left) and POSS (right) instruments. Cloud radars at the ARM sites provide important information about cloud properties and continue to evolve in providing climate researchers more complex data. This creates a greater need to know the absolute calibration of the radar reflectivity measurement. However, the large and immobile antenna for the millimeter wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) is impossible to point directly at a calibration target. At the ARM North Slope of Alaska

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May 22, 2008 Facility News ARM Staff Changes to Note Bookmark and Share Dr. Martin Stuefer, newest member of NSA team, and his plane. Dr. Martin Stuefer, newest member of NSA...

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Network for Barrow, AK, and Stillwater, OK, are Available Through the External Data Center Bookmark and Share The ARM Climate Research Facility is providing data in netCDF...

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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1 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman August 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S....

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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1 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman June 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S....

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Preparations Underway for 2007 ARM Mobile Facility Deployment in Germany In the Black Forest region of Germany, the COPS field campaign will cover an area of about 700km2, as...

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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0 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman May 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S....

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Records Set Again; New Process Enhances Reporting of User Facility Statistics The 2006 year-end ARM statistics included a spatial distribution of global (shown here; click map for...

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December 28, 2010 Facility News First Data from Darwin Raman Lidar Bookmark and Share Since 1996, the ARM Southern Great Plains site has maintained one of the few operational...

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5, 2009 [Facility News] 5, 2009 [Facility News] Turning a New Page with Facebook; Are You a Fan? Bookmark and Share Keep up with the ARM Climate Research Facilty via Facebook! Keep up with the ARM Climate Research Facilty via Facebook! As a scientific user facility for the global change research community, the ARM Climate Research Facility strives to provide data and share its climate observation capabilities with researchers around the world. In a continuing effort to reach new users, ARM is turning another page in its outreach strategy with a presence on Facebook. (You must have a Facebook account to access the page; if you don't have one, it is free and easy to create one.) Savvy Internet users of all ages increasingly use these types of communication tools to track topics of interest and share information with

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July 31, 2009 [Facility News] July 31, 2009 [Facility News] President of the Regional Government Speaks at Opening Ceremony for Mobile Facility in the Azores Bookmark and Share Highlighting the opening ceremony for the ARM Mobile Facility on Graciosa Island, Carlos César, President of the Regional Government of the Azores, signs a weather balloon while local media record the event. Photo by Mike Alsop. Highlighting the opening ceremony for the ARM Mobile Facility on Graciosa Island, Carlos César, President of the Regional Government of the Azores, signs a weather balloon while local media record the event. Photo by Mike Alsop. On June 30, officials from the Regional Government of the Azores recognized the deployment of the ARM Mobile Facility on Graciosa Island during an official opening ceremony held at the site. Notable among the participants

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April 30, 2008 [Facility News] April 30, 2008 [Facility News] Team Scouts Graciosa Island for 2009 Mobile Facility Deployment Site Bookmark and Share A location near the airport on the northern end of Graciosa Island was identified as an excellent location for operating the ARM Mobile Facility. Image source: Luis Miguens A location near the airport on the northern end of Graciosa Island was identified as an excellent location for operating the ARM Mobile Facility. Image source: Luis Miguens Indications from a scouting trip by the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) science and operations management team are that an excellent site for the 2009 deployment may have been found. From April 8 through April 16, the team traveled to Graciosa Island in the Azores to scout sites for the Clouds, Aerosol, and Precipitation in the Marine Boundary Layer (CAP-MBL) field

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8, 2011 [Facility News, Publications] 8, 2011 [Facility News, Publications] Journal Special Issue Includes Mobile Facility Data from Germany Bookmark and Share The ARM Mobile Facility operated in Heselbach, Germany, as part of the COPS surface network. The ARM Mobile Facility operated in Heselbach, Germany, as part of the COPS surface network. In 2007, the ARM Mobile Facility participated in one of the most ambitious field studies ever conducted in Europe-the Convective and Orographically Induced Precipitation Study (COPS). Now, 21 papers published in a special issue of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society demonstrate that the data collected during COPS are providing new insight into: the key chemical and physical processes leading to convection initiation and to the modification of precipitation by orography;

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18, 2006 [Facility News] 18, 2006 [Facility News] ARM External Data Center Celebrates Ten Years of Service Bookmark and Share External Data Center was recognized for 10 years of service External Data Center was recognized for 10 years of service In celebration of its tenth year of operation, the ARM External Data Center (XDC), which is managed by Brookhaven National Laboratory, was recently recognized for its outstanding contribution to the scientific user community. The XDC collects and processes data from other climate monitoring and research programs to supplement the data collected at the ARM sites. ARM provides these data from external sources because they are usually not easily accessible from their original source. ARM Program Director Wanda Ferrell presented XDC manager Richard Wagener

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September 15, 2008 [Facility News] September 15, 2008 [Facility News] Global Earth Observations Portal Provides Gateway to ARM Data Bookmark and Share The GEOSS is simultaneously addressing nine areas of critical importance to society, ranging from managing energy resources and promoting sustainable agriculture to improving weather forecasts and responding to climate change and its impacts. The GEOSS is simultaneously addressing nine areas of critical importance to society, ranging from managing energy resources and promoting sustainable agriculture to improving weather forecasts and responding to climate change and its impacts. Data obtained at the ARM sites are freely available to users worldwide through the ARM Data Archive. In August, ARM added another entry point to its data collection by registering the ARM Program and Data Archive as

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31, 2006 [Facility News] 31, 2006 [Facility News] New Operations Status System Improves Tracking, Reporting Bookmark and Share Environmental conditions at the ARM sites, like this one in Alaska, contribute to the challenge of managing an extensive array of sophisticated instruments. Environmental conditions at the ARM sites, like this one in Alaska, contribute to the challenge of managing an extensive array of sophisticated instruments. With heavily instrumented research sites around the globe, the ARM faces a daunting operations and reporting challenge. To better track and report the status of the capabilities at these widely disbursed sites, ARM operations staff recently completed the development of a comprehensive Operations Status System (OSS). By serving as a central collection point for all ARM

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30, 2005 [Facility News] 30, 2005 [Facility News] Coastal Clouds Field Campaign Takes Off in July Bookmark and Share The 2-channel NFOV gets careful attention as it joins the suite of instruments collecting data for the ARM Mobile Facility field campaign at Point Reyes National Seashore. The 2-channel NFOV gets careful attention as it joins the suite of instruments collecting data for the ARM Mobile Facility field campaign at Point Reyes National Seashore. Since March 2005, the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) has been at Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California for the Marine Stratus Radiation, Aerosol, and Drizzle Intensive Operational Period. The goals of this 6-month field campaign are to collect data from cloud/aerosol interactions and to improve understanding of cloud organization that is often associated

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25, 2013 [Education, Facility News] 25, 2013 [Education, Facility News] Junior Rangers Enjoy Science Education at ARM Facility on Cape Cod Bookmark and Share Children and adults join in the balloon launch countdown at the ARM Mobile Facility site at Cape Cod National Seashore. Weather balloons are launched at regular intervals four times per day throughout the one-year campaign. Children and adults join in the balloon launch countdown at the ARM Mobile Facility site at Cape Cod National Seashore. Weather balloons are launched at regular intervals four times per day throughout the one-year campaign. School break means vacation, and around Cape Cod, that often means a trip to the seashore. On April 17, families looking for fun and educational outdoor activities spent several hours at Cape Cod National Seashore's

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W-Band Cloud Radar Added to ARM Mobile Facility in Africa W-Band Cloud Radar Added to ARM Mobile Facility in Africa Bookmark and Share Most of the WACR is mounted on top of one of the AMF shelters. The WACR computer and chiller (used to keep the WACR cool in temperatures up to 47 degrees C) are located in the shelter below the radar. Most of the WACR is mounted on top of one of the AMF shelters. The WACR computer and chiller (used to keep the WACR cool in temperatures up to 47 degrees C) are located in the shelter below the radar. A W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) recently joined the suite of baseline capabilities offered by the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF). The term "W-band" refers to the specific radio frequency range of this radar, which is a 95 gigahertz pulse Doppler zenith pointing radar, providing profiles of cloud

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27, 2009 [Facility News] 27, 2009 [Facility News] Arrival of Recovery Act Funds Sets Wheels In Motion Bookmark and Share So that people can easily recognize the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, all projects will be stamped with the Recovery Act logo. So that people can easily recognize the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, all projects will be stamped with the Recovery Act logo. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka stimulus), the Department of Energy's Office of Science received $1.2 billion. In late May, DOE released approximately $54 million-90 percent-of the $60 million allocated to the ARM Climate Research Facility. During the next 18 months, the ARM Climate Research Facility will purchase and deploy dual-frequency scanning cloud radars to all the ARM sites, enhance several

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Mobile Facility Beta Testing Complete; System Headed to California Seashore Mobile Facility Beta Testing Complete; System Headed to California Seashore Bookmark and Share A key addition to the ARM Climate Research Facility scientific infrastructure is ready to roll...literally. In February, the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) is being packed up and shipped from Richland, Washington, to the Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco, California. There, it will be reassembled in preparation for its first deployment as part of a 6-month experiment to study the microphysical characteristics of marine stratus clouds, and in particular, marine stratus drizzle processes. Throughout the deployment, the AMF will accommodate aerosol observing equipment for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers co-sponsored by ARM and the DOE Aerosol Science Program.

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May 15, 2006 [Facility News] May 15, 2006 [Facility News] New Micropulse Lidars to Replace Old Ones; Deployments Begin at SGP Bookmark and Share A representative from Sigma Space Corporation demonstrates the operation of the new micropulse lidar to ARM instrument mentors and site operations technicians. A representative from Sigma Space Corporation demonstrates the operation of the new micropulse lidar to ARM instrument mentors and site operations technicians. On May 3, the first of seven new and upgraded micropulse lidars (MPLs) was deployed at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site's Central Facility. These seven identical systems (including one spare) will replace the existing MPLs deployed at facilities throughout the SGP site and include new polarization capability. The MPLs provide critical backscatter

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Southern Great Plains Site Hosts Gathering to Discuss ARM Instrumentation Southern Great Plains Site Hosts Gathering to Discuss ARM Instrumentation Bookmark and Share Field calibration of the rotating shadowband radiometer (RSS) is performed by the RSS instrument mentor (left) and a colleague from SGP operations. Field calibration of the rotating shadowband radiometer (RSS) is performed by the RSS instrument mentor (left) and a colleague from SGP operations. With research facilities around the globe, one of the biggest challenges faced by ARM is communication and consistent application of new information and instrument advances. In early August, about 45 ARM scientists and engineers gathered at the ARM Southern Great Plains site for a three-day interactive meeting to promote information exchange between instrument mentors and site operations personnel. Meeting participants included

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October 16, 2007 [Facility News] October 16, 2007 [Facility News] ARM Education and Outreach Program Awarded Funding by National Science Foundation Bookmark and Share Andrea Maestas, ARM Education and Outreach Coordinator, was part of a team awarded National Science Foundation funding to engage Native Alaskans in the geosciences through the WGBH Teachers' Domain website. Andrea Maestas, ARM Education and Outreach Coordinator, was part of a team awarded National Science Foundation funding to engage Native Alaskans in the geosciences through the WGBH Teachers' Domain website. In July 2007, the National Science Foundation awarded funding to a proposal developed by ARM Education and Outreach and WGBH Boston-public television's pre-eminent production house. The winning project, titled "Engaging Alaska Natives with the Geosciences," will add digital media and

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Recovery Act Recovery Act Learn about ARM's efforts. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is a U.S. Department of Energy scientific user facility, providing data from strategically located in situ and remote sensing observatories around the world. [ Live Data Displays ] Featured Data 09.19.2013 New ARM Best Estimate Land Product Contains Critical Soil Quantities for Describing Land Properties 09.12.2013 Value-Added Product Estimates Planetary Boundary Layer Height from Radiosondes 08.29.2013 New Data Available for Precipitation Value-Added Product Feature12.30.2013 Pole Position: New Field Campaigns Explore Arctic and Antarctic Atmosphere Pole Position: New Field Campaigns Explore Arctic and Antarctic Atmosphere For the first time, ARM ventures to Antarctica for one of several newly

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July 28, 2011 [Facility News] July 28, 2011 [Facility News] A Giant Lift for Arctic Climate Data Bookmark and Share A newly installed X-band scanning ARM precipitation radar operates from atop the Barrow Arctic Research Center in Alaska. A newly installed X-band scanning ARM precipitation radar operates from atop the Barrow Arctic Research Center in Alaska. Ushering in the first operational precipitation radar on the U.S. Arctic Coast, engineers completed acceptance testing for the new X-band scanning ARM precipitation radar (X-SAPR) on June 21 at its location atop the Barrow Arctic Research Center in Alaska. Data from the radar are transmitted through a wireless connection to the ARM site data system. With the radar up and running, signal returns on June 24 provided an indication of the

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January 3, 2011 [Facility News] January 3, 2011 [Facility News] Cloud Radar Overhauled and Renamed Bookmark and Share The KAZR (left) is being tested with a 2-meter antenna used with MMCRs at other ARM sites. This pre-operational test will help uncover any data anomalies prior to the KAZR being installed in its new home in the shelter on the right when it replaces the MMCR. The KAZR (left) is being tested with a 2-meter antenna used with MMCRs at other ARM sites. This pre-operational test will help uncover any data anomalies prior to the KAZR being installed in its new home in the shelter on the right when it replaces the MMCR. In mid-December 2010, a new Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR) began a two-week pre-operational test alongside the ARM millimeter wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) at the Southern Great Plains site. This ushers in a new era

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8, 2010 [Facility News] 8, 2010 [Facility News] Europeans Keen to Hear About Effects of Dust Using Data from Africa Bookmark and Share In 2006, the ARM Mobile Facility joined the AMMA project to obtain data for scientists to study the impact that airborne Saharan dust has on incoming solar radiation. This photo shows the sun setting through a dusty atmosphere near Niamey, Niger, where the mobile facility was deployed for one year. In 2006, the ARM Mobile Facility joined the AMMA project to obtain data for scientists to study the impact that airborne Saharan dust has on incoming solar radiation. This photo shows the sun setting through a dusty atmosphere near Niamey, Niger, where the mobile facility was deployed for one year. Researcher Xiaohong Liu from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was

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Guest Instruments to Collect Aerosol Data During Coastal Field Campaign Guest Instruments to Collect Aerosol Data During Coastal Field Campaign Bookmark and Share The counter-flow virtual impactor (inset), which can characterize aerosol particles in cloud droplets, joins a number of other guest instruments at the ARM Mobile Facility deployment site at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The counter-flow virtual impactor (inset), which can characterize aerosol particles in cloud droplets, joins a number of other guest instruments at the ARM Mobile Facility deployment site at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The ARM Mobile Facility's (AMF's) inaugural field campaign, the Marine Stratus Radiation Aerosol and Drizzle (MASRAD) Intensive Operational Period, is well underway at Point Reyes National Seashore on the northern

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April 24, 2013 [Education, Facility News] April 24, 2013 [Education, Facility News] A Twist on TwisterTM: ARM Educational Outreach Participates in Community Science Nights Bookmark and Share This week, the U.S. Department of Energy begins its National Science Bowl competition, a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. Created 22 years ago in 1991, the DOE National Science Bowl strives to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields and is an important part of DOE's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education efforts today. The ARM Climate Research Facility supports STEM by participating in public science nights and developing climate related lesson plans to share at these events and via the ARM website.

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CIMEL Sunphotometer Helps Researchers See the Light in Australia CIMEL Sunphotometer Helps Researchers See the Light in Australia Bookmark and Share A CIMEL sunphotometer, similar to this one in Tinga Tingana, Australia, will be installed at the ARM Climate Research Facility Darwin site. Photo courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. A CIMEL sunphotometer, similar to this one in Tinga Tingana, Australia, will be installed at the ARM Climate Research Facility Darwin site. Photo courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Science collaborators at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industry Research Organization (CSIRO) are using the ARM Climate Research Facility Darwin site in Australia to evaluate aerosol optical properties during the tropical dry season. As part of the Darwin Aerosol Intensive Operational Period (IOP), a

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April 15, 2010 [Facility News] April 15, 2010 [Facility News] Second Phase of African Scientific Exchange Underway Bookmark and Share Left to right: Dr. Zewdu Segele and Hama Hamidou examine reflectivity measurements made by the W-band ARM cloud radar in Niamey during July 2006. Left to right: Dr. Zewdu Segele and Hama Hamidou examine reflectivity measurements made by the W-band ARM cloud radar in Niamey during July 2006. Continuing an international collaboration that began with the ARM Mobile Facility deployment to Niamey, Niger, in 2006, meteorologist Hama Hamidou from the University of Niamey recently arrived at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma for a six-month scientific exchange. Under the guidance of Dr. Zewdu Segele, a

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ARM Climate Research Facility Communication Products Garner Awards in ARM Climate Research Facility Communication Products Garner Awards in Competition Bookmark and Share Entries in the Communicator Awards are judged by industry professionals who look for talents that exceed a high standard of excellence and work that serves as a benchmark for the industry. Entries in the Communicator Awards are judged by industry professionals who look for talents that exceed a high standard of excellence and work that serves as a benchmark for the industry. Trying to describe the ARM Climate Research Facility to an educated audience is hard enough; imagine explaining it to someone who knows next to nothing about atmospheric science! Judges of the 2005 Communicator Awards print media competition apparently got the message, as they gave awards to

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, 2009 [Facility News] , 2009 [Facility News] Mobile Facility Begins Marine Cloud Study in the Azores Bookmark and Share Located next to the airport on Graciosa Island, the ARM Mobile Facility's comprehensive and sophisticated instrument suite will obtain atmospheric measurements from the marine boundary layer. Located next to the airport on Graciosa Island, the ARM Mobile Facility's comprehensive and sophisticated instrument suite will obtain atmospheric measurements from the marine boundary layer. Extended deployment will obtain seasonal statistics to improve climate models Today marks the beginning of a 20-month field campaign on Graciosa Island in the Azores to study the seasonal life cycle of marine clouds and how they modulate the global climate system. Sponsored by the U.S. Department

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16, 2008 [Facility News] 16, 2008 [Facility News] Revised Convective Triggering Mechanism Improves Precipitation Forecast Bookmark and Share Example of Global Spectral Model (GSM) at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Example of Global Spectral Model (GSM) at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). An improved convective triggering mechanism developed by ARM scientists based on ARM observations was implemented recently in the Global Spectral Model at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to improve surface precipitation forecasts. The revised triggering mechanism uses a dynamic convective available potential energy generation rate (DCAPE) to control the onset of deep convection. It assumes that deep convection occurs only when the large-scale dynamic forcing makes a positive

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October 15, 2005 [Facility News] October 15, 2005 [Facility News] Room to Share-New Guest Facility Ready for Users at North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share In September, installation was completed on the new Guest Instrument Facility in Barrow to provide additional space and ease crowded conditions. In September, installation was completed on the new Guest Instrument Facility in Barrow to provide additional space and ease crowded conditions. To alleviate crowded conditions at its research facilities on the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) site in Barrow, ARM operations staff recently completed the installation of a new Guest Instrument Facility. Similar to the platform at the Atqasuk site, the facility consists of two insulated shipping containers mounted on pilings, with a mezzanine to accommodate

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History Tool Records Changes to Datastreams History Tool Records Changes to Datastreams Bookmark and Share As the name implies, a "datastream" is a continuous record of a specific type of data that is collected and saved in a time series. Occasionally, modifications are needed to update or correct a datastream. Knowing the history of changes to a datastream is a critical issue for ARM data users. Recognizing this need, the ARM Data Management Facility (DMF) created a tool to record the history of every datastream for every instrument from every ARM site since the beginning of the ARM Program. The History of Datastream tool looks for changes to the data object design (DOD) files weekly and creates a history link for DODs that have changed. By selecting "history," users will have access to the old DOD file and a file outlining the differences.

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Annual Quality Improvement Inspections Take Place Annual Quality Improvement Inspections Take Place Bookmark and Share During the SGP site audit conducted in April 2005, a member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Program team is accompanied by a local jackrabbit at the Ringwood Extended Facility. During the SGP site audit conducted in April 2005, a member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Program team is accompanied by a local jackrabbit at the Ringwood Extended Facility. The Continuous Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) implemented by the ARM Program in 1998 requires annual audits and inspection visits to each of the ARM Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) site's 27 field facilities located in Oklahoma and Kansas. A small team of scientists and engineers conduct the inspections each year to evaluate the field

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New Backup Software Improves Processing, Reliability at Data Management New Backup Software Improves Processing, Reliability at Data Management Facility Bookmark and Share Real-time data from all three of the ARM Climate Research Facility sites (North Slope of Alaska, Southern Great Plains, and Tropical Western Pacific) are collected and processed at the ARM Climate Research Facility Data Management Facility (DMF) each day. Processing involves the application of algorithms for performing simple averaging routines, qualitative comparisons, or more complicated experimental calculations. With continual advances in computer technology, keeping up with the volume and pace of incoming data is a daunting challenge. And because the remote sites do not provide backups, reliable backups of these data at the DMF are critical. In addition, significant numbers of value-added datasets are

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March 1, 2012 [Facility News] March 1, 2012 [Facility News] Arctic Storm Samples Show Relationship Between Sea Ice and Precipitation Over Land Bookmark and Share Walter Brower, Barrow site facilities manager for ARM, cleans the sampling surface in preparation for the next snow storm. Visible in the background is the site's automated weather balloon launcher. Walter Brower, Barrow site facilities manager for ARM, cleans the sampling surface in preparation for the next snow storm. Visible in the background is the site's automated weather balloon launcher. As an important component of Earth's climate system, sea ice has a particularly strong influence on the Arctic sea surface temperature, evaporation, and reflectivity, or "albedo." The critical relationship among sea ice, evaporation, and precipitation is linked to a number of

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1, 2011 [Facility News] 1, 2011 [Facility News] Data from Field Campaign in Black Forest, Germany, are Red Hot Bookmark and Share During COPS, the ARM Mobile Facility operated in Heselbach, Germany, obtaining measurements encompassing the entire life cycle of precipitation. The AMF site also hosted a number of guest instruments for supplemental field campaigns throughout the deployment. During COPS, the ARM Mobile Facility operated in Heselbach, Germany, obtaining measurements encompassing the entire life cycle of precipitation. The AMF site also hosted a number of guest instruments for supplemental field campaigns throughout the deployment. A paper published in a special issue of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society describing the scientific strategy, field phase, and

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15, 2006 [Facility News] 15, 2006 [Facility News] Radar Wind Profiler Joins ARM Mobile Facility Instrument Suite Bookmark and Share This spring, a 915 MHz radar wind profiler (RWP) was successfully installed at the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) site in Niamey, Niger, West Africa, for the remainder of the 1-year RADAGAST field campaign which started in January. The RWP will provide information about wind speed, wind direction, and wind shear, and also enable measurements of the turbulence in the lower part of the troposphere. This may be a key variable in determining the vertical distribution of dust in the experimental domain. Gradients in the radar's reflectivity spectrum may also help to provide continuous identification of the depth of the boundary layer in the summer months, when refractive gradients are likely to be maximized by low-level moisture.

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April 30, 2006 [Facility News] April 30, 2006 [Facility News] Disdrometer Joins Tipping Bucket to Improve Precipitation Measurements Bookmark and Share At the SGP site, the disdrometer is installed near the site's main instrument cluster, approximately 50 feet east of the Central Facility. To avoid secondary splash contamination, the disdrometer's sensor cone is surrounded by splash-resistant material. At the SGP site, the disdrometer is installed near the site's main instrument cluster, approximately 50 feet east of the Central Facility. To avoid secondary splash contamination, the disdrometer's sensor cone is surrounded by splash-resistant material. This spring, a pair of new distrometers began collecting data at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site and the ARM Darwin site in the Tropical

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December 3, 2004 [Facility News] December 3, 2004 [Facility News] First Deployment of ARM Mobile Facility to Occur on California Coast Bookmark and Share Image - Point Reyes Beach Image - Point Reyes Beach Point Reyes National Seashore, on the California coast north of San Francisco, has been identified as the official location for the first deployment of the DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF). As part of a 6-month field campaign beginning in March 2005 to study the microphysical characteristics of marine stratus and, in particular, marine stratus drizzle processes, the AMF will provide a mature instrument system to help fill information gaps in the existing limited surveys of marine stratus microphysical structure. Marine stratus clouds are known to be susceptible to the byproducts of fossil fuel consumption, a

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9, 2013 [Facility News] 9, 2013 [Facility News] ARM Facility Shares Return on Science Investments Bookmark and Share The Bolger Center-a former U.S. Postal Service training center-hosted the fourth annual ASR Science Team Meeting in March. The Bolger Center-a former U.S. Postal Service training center-hosted the fourth annual ASR Science Team Meeting in March. To quote Ben Franklin, "If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." ARM Climate Research Facility staff who attended the fourth annual Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting in April received a healthy dose of interest in March! With over 350 attendees presenting nearly 250 posters, the wealth of atmospheric climate science knowledge

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January 15, 2006 [Facility News] January 15, 2006 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Begins Year-Long Deployment in Africa Bookmark and Share Beginning on January 9, the ARM Mobile Facility began officially collecting atmospheric data from a location at the airport in Niamey, Niger, Africa. As part of the RADAGAST field campaign, the AMF will measure the effects of absorbing aerosols from desert dust in the dry season, and the effects of deep convective clouds and associated moisture loadings on the transmission of atmospheric radiation during the summer monsoon. These measurements will be combined with associated satellite data to provide the first well-sampled direct estimates of the energy balance across the atmosphere. This dataset will provide valuable information to an ongoing effort called

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15, 2007 [Facility News] 15, 2007 [Facility News] Microwave Radiometers Put to the Test in Germany Bookmark and Share A 2-channel microwave radiometer (left) and a 12-channel microwave radiometer profiler (right) are part of a larger collection of instruments deployed at the ARM Mobile Facility site in Heselbach, Germany, in 2007. A 2-channel microwave radiometer (left) and a 12-channel microwave radiometer profiler (right) are part of a larger collection of instruments deployed at the ARM Mobile Facility site in Heselbach, Germany, in 2007. Microwave radiometers (MWRs) are instruments used to measure emissions of water vapor and liquid water molecules in the atmosphere at specific microwave frequencies. Different MWRs are used to measure various frequencies, but the accuracy of all their retrievals is somewhat suspect,

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June 28, 2013 [Facility News] June 28, 2013 [Facility News] What's a Little Helium Among Friends? Bookmark and Share In early June, this 38-cylinder helium storage system arrived at the ARM Southern Great Plains site with nearly 18,000 standard cubic feet of helium left in it-enough to launch about 400 weather balloons. In early June, this 38-cylinder helium storage system arrived at the ARM Southern Great Plains site with nearly 18,000 standard cubic feet of helium left in it-enough to launch about 400 weather balloons. What is white and blue, can hold 55,000 standard cubic feet (scf) of gas, and looks like it could attach to the International Space Station? A helium storage system, of course. This impressive contraption arrived at the ARM Southern Great Plains site in early June, along with 18,000 scf of helium inside-valuable stuff,

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, 2011 [Facility News] , 2011 [Facility News] Methane Monitor Joins Surface Flux Instruments at North Slope Bookmark and Share The new ECOR/SEBS Tower at the NSA site in Barrow includes greenhouse gas flux instruments. At the top of the tower, left to right, are the methane sensor, sonic anemometer, and carbon dioxide and water vapor sensor. The horizontal arm below and to the left of these instruments is a net radiometer. The new ECOR/SEBS Tower at the NSA site in Barrow includes greenhouse gas flux instruments. At the top of the tower, left to right, are the methane sensor, sonic anemometer, and carbon dioxide and water vapor sensor. The horizontal arm below and to the left of these instruments is a net radiometer. In October 2011, the ARM North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow welcomed a

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31, 2006 [Facility News] 31, 2006 [Facility News] Infrared Loss Study Underway at North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share At ARM's North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow, collocated sky radiometers are being evaluated to refine the methodology that accounts for infrared loss in polar conditions. At ARM's North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow, collocated sky radiometers are being evaluated to refine the methodology that accounts for infrared loss in polar conditions. In the far northern reaches of Alaska, extended periods of both darkness and daylight occur throughout the year. Additionally, extremely cold weather conditions contribute to a harsh operating environment for research equipment. Therefore, broadband radiometers at the ARM North Slope of Alaska (NSA) site are equipped with electric heaters inside the ventilators

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March 31, 2007 [Facility News] March 31, 2007 [Facility News] Radiometers Operate in Low Water Vapor Conditions in Barrow, Alaska Bookmark and Share A researcher checks the GVR antennae on a cold, crisp day at the ARM site in Barrow, Alaska. The radiometer is inside the insulated box beneath the antenna; the data is collected and displayed on the computer inside the instrument shelter. A researcher checks the GVR antennae on a cold, crisp day at the ARM site in Barrow, Alaska. The radiometer is inside the insulated box beneath the antenna; the data is collected and displayed on the computer inside the instrument shelter. To provide more accurate ground-based measurements of water vapor in extremely arid environments, three types of 183.3-GHz radiometers operated simultaneously in February and March at the ARM North Slope of Alaska site

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August 31, 2006 [Facility News] August 31, 2006 [Facility News] New Lidars Installed at Tropical Western Pacific Site Bookmark and Share A representative from Sigma Space Corporation trains ARM operations staff in Darwin, Australia, on various components of the new micropulse lidar. The lidar, shown at left, will be placed in one of the outdoor instrument shelters, below a hole in the roof for the laser to pulse through. A representative from Sigma Space Corporation trains ARM operations staff in Darwin, Australia, on various components of the new micropulse lidar. The lidar, shown at left, will be placed in one of the outdoor instrument shelters, below a hole in the roof for the laser to pulse through. As reported in May, all the ARM sites are benefiting from new and upgraded micropulse lidars. This month, the new lidar was received in Darwin,

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30, 2007 [Facility News] 30, 2007 [Facility News] Improved Instrument Calibration Capabilities Benefit All Sites, Users Bookmark and Share To ensure that ARM precipitation measurements are as accurate as possible, the SGP rain gauges (white cylinder above left) are inspected every two weeks, are statically calibrated in the field every six months, and will now be dynamically calibrated on an annual basis using the system shown above. To ensure that ARM precipitation measurements are as accurate as possible, the SGP rain gauges (white cylinder above left) are inspected every two weeks, are statically calibrated in the field every six months, and will now be dynamically calibrated on an annual basis using the system shown above. The ARM fills a unique position in the scientific community by obtaining

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October 15, 2007 [Facility News] October 15, 2007 [Facility News] ARM Joins National Science Foundation Remote Sensing Collaboration Bookmark and Share In September, the ARM Climate Research Facility became an official member of the National Science Foundation's Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, or CASA. Initial discussions for partnering began nearly a year ago. After a series of informative visits and presentations, the decision was made to move forward with membership process. The transfer of interagency funds was completed on September 18, 2007, solidifying the partnership. In the meantime, CASA dedicated a significant effort to support the CLASIC field campaign in June 2007 by providing a network of four scanning X-band radars. CASA is a multi-sector partnership among academia, industry, and government

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June 15, 2006 [Facility News] June 15, 2006 [Facility News] Data From Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer Now Available in Data Archive Bookmark and Share The Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) is calibrated bi-weekly with external lamp calibrators for accuracy. The Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) is calibrated bi-weekly with external lamp calibrators for accuracy. After refinements based on a series of successful field trials, the latest Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) joins the collection of permanent ARM instruments at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The current RSS-known as the RSS105-is deployed at the SGP Central Facility and is the first commercially built RSS manufactured by Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc. Since its deployment in May 2003, the RSS has

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October 11, 2011 [Facility News] October 11, 2011 [Facility News] Final Recovery Act Milestone Complete! Bookmark and Share To support all the new instruments from the Recovery Act, infrastructure upgrades ranging from power and platforms to communications and data systems required a focused team effort. To support all the new instruments from the Recovery Act, infrastructure upgrades ranging from power and platforms to communications and data systems required a focused team effort. For the past year and a half, ARM scientists, engineers, operations, and data systems staff have been working tirelessly to support the installation and operation of nearly 150 new and upgraded instruments throughout the user facility. In September, ARM received its final three instruments - a radar wind profiler; a micropulse lidar for the Darwin, Australia site; and

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April 30, 2013 [Facility News] April 30, 2013 [Facility News] Gearing Up for Science in Amazon Rainforest Bookmark and Share In March 2013, an initial instrument suite began operating near Manacupuru, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, as part of the GOAMAZON field campaign. In March 2013, an initial instrument suite began operating near Manacupuru, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, as part of the GOAMAZON field campaign. Preparing for the biggest and most complex deployment of field resources to date, the ARM Mobile Facility operations team from Los Alamos National Laboratory spent three weeks in Brazil in early March tackling a range of protocol and logistics tasks for next year's GOAMAZON field campaign. Between ARM and Brazilian collaborators, about 80 instruments will obtain

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May 15, 2008 [Data Announcements, Facility News] May 15, 2008 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Announcing the Release of the Radiative Flux Analysis PI Product Bookmark and Share Developed by Dr. Chuck Long, Radiative Flux Analysis PI Product data are now available from the ARM Climate Research Facility Archive. The current release includes data for all of the ARM fixed sites (except Darwin, which requires manual processing because of the monsoon season) plus data for the AMF deployments at Pt. Reyes and the COPS Black Forest site. Future releases will include data for Darwin, the COPS Hornisgrinde and Rhine Valley sites, and the AMF Niamey deployment. The Radiative Flux Analysis is a technique for using surface shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) broadband radiation measurements for detecting periods of

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October 8, 2012 [Facility News] October 8, 2012 [Facility News] Near Miss at Barrow Due to Beach Erosion Bookmark and Share With a little help from his friends, Walter Brower (hidden by the ECOR) moves the system away from the ocean's edge as an early September storm pounds away at the beach. With a little help from his friends, Walter Brower (hidden by the ECOR) moves the system away from the ocean's edge as an early September storm pounds away at the beach. On a stormy Friday evening in early September, Walter Brower received an urgent message: "Beach erosion very close to ECOR Point." Brower is the local facility manager for ARM's North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow. His duties extend to Point Barrow at the coastline of the Arctic Ocean, where ARM operates an eddy correlation flux measurement system, or

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July 10, 2012 [Facility News] July 10, 2012 [Facility News] Collaborations in Atmospheric Science and Observations Discussed in Germany Bookmark and Share Susanne Crewell (center) is flanked by Jimmy Voyles (left) and Shaocheng Xie (right) during a tour of the Research Center Juelich and the university's Jülich ObservatorY for Cloud Evolution (JOYCE) site. Crewell explained that JOYCE, like ARM facilities, was designed for long-term continuous measurements of cloud, radiation, boundary humidity, and precipitation, using active and passive remote sensing instruments. Susanne Crewell (center) is flanked by Jimmy Voyles (left) and Shaocheng Xie (right) during a tour of the Research Center Juelich and the

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30, 2007 [Facility News] 30, 2007 [Facility News] High-Speed Internet Deflects Information Overload Bookmark and Share Covering approximately 143,000 square kilometers in Oklahoma and Kansas, instruments at the various facilities throughout the SGP site generate approximately 27 gigabytes of data every day. Covering approximately 143,000 square kilometers in Oklahoma and Kansas, instruments at the various facilities throughout the SGP site generate approximately 27 gigabytes of data every day. A little more room in the internet link at the ARM Southern Great Plains site is providing needed relief to the crowded lines that keep data flowing from the site. In July 2007, the internet service from the SGP Central Facility was switched to a higher speed (6 megabits) link, increasing the

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15, 2010 [Facility News] 15, 2010 [Facility News] Water Vapor Network at SGP Site Goes Offline Bookmark and Share Each of the 24 solar-powered GPS stations streamed data via a wireless network to the SGP Central Facility for data collection and storage. Each of the 24 solar-powered GPS stations streamed data via a wireless network to the SGP Central Facility for data collection and storage. After nearly eleven years, the Single Frequency GPS Water Vapor Network field campaign at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site came to a close on July 1, 2010. Installed between 1999 and 2000, this network consisted of 24 GPS stations operating within an 8-kilometer radius around the SGP Central Facility near Lamont, Oklahoma. Developed to function as a single instrument, the network simultaneously measured "slant water vapor" in

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May 15, 2004 [Facility News] May 15, 2004 [Facility News] Mid-latitude Cirrus Cloud Experiment Underway Bookmark and Share NASA's WB-57F research aircraft can carry an instrument payload up to 6,000 lbs. NASA's WB-57F research aircraft can carry an instrument payload up to 6,000 lbs. In late April, scientific collaborators at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carried out two high-altitude flights over the ARM Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) central facility. The purpose of these flights was to use a new suite of cloud property probes on the WB-57F aircraft to more accurately characterize the properties of mid-latitude cirrus clouds-which are composed solely of ice crystals-than has previously been possible. Eight flights over the SGP central facility were originally planned, but the expected cirrus clouds

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15, 2005 [Facility News] 15, 2005 [Facility News] Upgrades to Darwin Radar Double Data Delivery Bookmark and Share The new processor for the MMCR at Darwin collects spectral data in four different modes, resulting in approximately 3.4 gigabytes of signal output per day. The new processor for the MMCR at Darwin collects spectral data in four different modes, resulting in approximately 3.4 gigabytes of signal output per day. Virtually all cloud studies within the ARM Program involve the Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar (MMCR). This instrument is the only source for obtaining detailed information about cloud location and internal structure in the atmospheric columns above the ARM sites, and can be operated in almost any atmospheric condition. In November, a major upgrade to the 35

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May 11, 2012 [Education, Facility News] May 11, 2012 [Education, Facility News] Fairbanks Middle Schoolers Enjoy Field Trip to Barrow Bookmark and Share Watershed School's bundled-up 8th grade class and their chaperones stop for a quick photo in front of the U.S. flag near the Arctic sea ice. With its consistently chilly temperatures, student visits to the ARM site in Barrow are somewhat rare, but always welcome! Watershed School's bundled-up 8th grade class and their chaperones stop for a quick photo in front of the U.S. flag near the Arctic sea ice. With its consistently chilly temperatures, student visits to the ARM site in Barrow are somewhat rare, but always welcome! In April, the 8th grade class from Watershed School in Fairbanks, Alaska, made the long trek to the North Slope for a week-long field trip filled

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January 15, 2010 [Facility News] January 15, 2010 [Facility News] Radiometer Powered Up Down Under for Field Campaign at Gunn Point Bookmark and Share Near the tip of Australia's Northern Territory, Gunn Point is the location for the Darwin ARM Representativeness Experiment, or DARE. This offsite field campaign is obtaining measurements of solar and thermal energy and cloud properties, to compare against similar measurements collected at the permanent ARM site in Darwin, about 25 kilometers to the southwest of Gunn Point. Data collected by instruments at both sites will be compared to help scientists quantify local influences and variability that affect how representative measurements at the Darwin site are compared to the wider area. Radiometers (right) mounted on the roof of a shelter near the C-POL radar (left) confirmed loss of data due to shadowing effects.

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Scientists Convene in Australia to Plan International Cloud Experiment Scientists Convene in Australia to Plan International Cloud Experiment Bookmark and Share During TWP-ICE, cloud property data will be obtained from numerous research aircraft and a network of surface-based remote sensing sites, including a ship operating in the Timor Sea and numerous ground sites in a 200 km diameter around the ARM Climate Research Facility site in Darwin, Australia. During TWP-ICE, cloud property data will be obtained from numerous research aircraft and a network of surface-based remote sensing sites, including a ship operating in the Timor Sea and numerous ground sites in a 200 km diameter around the ARM Climate Research Facility site in Darwin, Australia. Coming from as far away as Italy, Switzerland, and the United States, a 45 member team gathered in Darwin, Australia, in mid-November to discuss plans

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14, 2012 [Education, Facility News] 14, 2012 [Education, Facility News] ARM Education Receives Seal of Approval Bookmark and Share Resources selected by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) must pass an extensive peer-review process to verify the accuracy and currency of the science. Resources selected by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) must pass an extensive peer-review process to verify the accuracy and currency of the science. ARM's lesson plan, "Effects of Solar Radiation on Land and Sea" was recently selected for inclusion in the NSF-funded Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network's (CLEAN) collection of educational resources. Receipt of the prestigious CLEAN seal means that the selected resource passed an extensive peer-review by educators and scientists to ensure

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December 15, 2007 [Facility News] December 15, 2007 [Facility News] Radar Antenna Replacement Effort Begins at Barrow Bookmark and Share On November 28, 2007, ARM operations and engineering staff braved -15°F weather to install the new radar antenna at Barrow. After lifting the antenna via crane onto the roof of the skydeck, the gloves had to come off to securely fasten all the tiny connecting screws and bolts-brrrrr! On November 28, 2007, ARM operations and engineering staff braved -15°F weather to install the new radar antenna at Barrow. After lifting the antenna via crane onto the roof of the skydeck, the gloves had to come off to securely fasten all the tiny connecting screws and bolts-brrrrr! For estimates of cloud boundaries, there is no better capability than the millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR). This sophisticated radar is part of the

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October 6, 2010 [Facility News] October 6, 2010 [Facility News] New Raman Lidar En Route to Australia Bookmark and Share Since 1996, the ARM Southern Great Plains site has maintained one of the few operational Raman lidars in the world. Now, thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the ARM Tropical Western Pacific site is about to join that exclusive group. A new Raman lidar, built by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, is on its way to Darwin, Australia. Optics contained inside the Raman lidar shelter guide backscattered laser radiation in order to measure signals collected by the telescope. Optics contained inside the Raman lidar shelter guide backscattered laser radiation in order to measure signals collected by the telescope. The Raman lidar (light detection and ranging) uses pulses of laser

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5, 2010 [Data Announcements, Facility News] 5, 2010 [Data Announcements, Facility News] New Datastream Identifies Nauru Data Influenced by Clouds Bookmark and Share A new data set that identifies periods when Nauru data may be affected by island-influenced clouds has been produced by Chuck Long, site scientist for the ARM Tropical Western Pacific site. The Nauru island effect (NIE) data set currently covers the period from September 2005 to May 2010 and will be updated periodically as new data are obtained. This data set will help scientists in their analysis of cloud and radiation data at Nauru and will enable them to perform more relevant comparisons of observations and model results. This conceptual model of the Nauru island effect phenomenon shows the location of the ARM and auxiliary Licor shortwave radiometer sites.

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31, 2007 [Facility News] 31, 2007 [Facility News] Long-term Radiosonde Validation Campaign Concludes Bookmark and Share In 2007, sonde launches at ARM sites supported validation of the IASI instrument onboard the Metop-A satellite. As the satellite scans a "swath" of the Earth below it, the IASI scanning mirror directs emitted infrared radiation into the uncovered interferometer to derive atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles. (Image source: European Space Agency) In 2007, sonde launches at ARM sites supported validation of the IASI instrument onboard the Metop-A satellite. As the satellite scans a "swath" of the Earth below it, the IASI scanning mirror directs emitted infrared radiation into the uncovered interferometer to derive atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles. (Image source: European Space Agency)

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April 15, 2006 [Facility News] April 15, 2006 [Facility News] TWP Site Hosts Preliminary Study for Long Term Measurements of Greenhouse Gases Bookmark and Share To validate the space-based carbon dioxide retrievals by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) through comparative carbon dioxide measurements, ARM's Tropical Western Pacific site in Darwin, Australia, is hosting a ground-based solar-viewing Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) mobile laboratory, sponsored by the OCO Science Team. Between January 15 and February 7, 2006, overflights of the FTS site, as well as "flights of opportunity" by ARM's Proteus aircraft during the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment, were completed. Additional flights from the European Union's Geophysica aircraft over the site in November and December

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25, 2011 [Education, Facility News] 25, 2011 [Education, Facility News] Remote Schools Welcome Much-Needed Resources Bookmark and Share Students at the Children's Academy Centre in Lorengau gather as Jacklyn Soko, Teacher-in-Charge at the school, gratefully receives the donation of a new copier. Students at the Children's Academy Centre in Lorengau gather as Jacklyn Soko, Teacher-in-Charge at the school, gratefully receives the donation of a new copier. Seven schools on Manus Island recently welcomed new copiers donated through ARM's Education and Outreach program. Hymson Waffi, officer-in-charge for the ARM's Tropical Western Pacific site on Manus Island, enjoyed the happy task of delivering the equipment to the various schools, including elementary, primary, secondary, and an academy. Each copier was accompanied

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September 30, 2010 [Facility News] September 30, 2010 [Facility News] Measurements of Total Surface Energy Now Available from Australia Bookmark and Share As shown in this photo at the wharf in Darwin, Australia, the new ECOR/SEBS station includes solar panels for power. As shown in this photo at the wharf in Darwin, Australia, the new ECOR/SEBS station includes solar panels for power. Measurements of sensible, latent, and carbon dioxide fluxes are valuable for refining both regional and global climate models. Since 1997, only ARM's Southern Great Plains site provided these continuous measurements using eddy correlation flux (ECOR) and energy balance Bowen ratio (EBBR) stations. Now, ARM's tropical site in Darwin, Australia, is also providing these measurements, thanks to the American Recovery and

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15, 2007 [Facility News] 15, 2007 [Facility News] Commercial Infrared Sky Imagers Compared Bookmark and Share Three of the four instruments used in the sky imager intercomparison are visible in this photo taken on the Guest Instrument Facility platform at the SGP site. They are the Solmirus All Sky Infrared Visible Analyzer (foreground); Heitronics Nubiscope (top right); and Atmos Cloud Infrared Radiometer-4 (far left). Three of the four instruments used in the sky imager intercomparison are visible in this photo taken on the Guest Instrument Facility platform at the SGP site. They are the Solmirus All Sky Infrared Visible Analyzer (foreground); Heitronics Nubiscope (top right); and Atmos Cloud Infrared Radiometer-4 (far left). Four infrared imaging instruments were installed and operated at the ARM

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May 20, 2011 [Facility News] May 20, 2011 [Facility News] From Snow to Sand; Mobile Facility Headed to the Maldives Bookmark and Share AMF2 operations team members pack up the 3-channel microwave radiometer at the STORMVEX valley floor site in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. AMF2 operations team members pack up the 3-channel microwave radiometer at the STORMVEX valley floor site in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After spending six very snowy months at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) is switching gears and heading to the tropical climes of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. In mid-April, the Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment (STORMVEX) came to a close, ending the final chapter of the AMF2's maiden deployment. After packing up the instruments and data systems, the AMF2 team is now preparing

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Satellite Service Conserves Cash Satellite Service Conserves Cash Bookmark and Share In April, operations personnel completed a series of cost-saving data communication changes at the ARM Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) locale. The T-1 telephone lines at the four SGP boundary facilities were replaced with satellite dish technology. This change still allows large data sets to be transferred at acceptable bandwidth but at substantial savings. Inexpensive satellite services now meet data transmission needs at the SGP boundary facilities. Inexpensive satellite services now meet data transmission needs at the SGP boundary facilities. Huge amounts of data are collected daily by SGP site instruments. These data must be transmitted rapidly and reliably from remote measurement

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February 28, 2006 [Facility News] February 28, 2006 [Facility News] Network of Infrared Thermometers Nearly Complete at SGP Bookmark and Share Red dots indicate extended facilities at SGP with the new IRTs installed; green dots indicate future installations. Red dots indicate extended facilities at SGP with the new IRTs installed; green dots indicate future installations. As reported in April 2005, a network of infrared thermometers (IRT) is being installed throughout the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site for the purpose of measuring cloud base temperature and inferring cloud base height across the domain. These measurements will enhance existing SGP surface and satellite cloud measurements to help scientists improve their calculations of heating rate profiles on the scale of global climate models. The first

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New Data Stream Available from Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar New Data Stream Available from Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar Bookmark and Share Inside the instrument shelter, the MMCR data system collects radar spectral data and processes these into reflectivity, vertical velocities, and spectral width. Inside the instrument shelter, the MMCR data system collects radar spectral data and processes these into reflectivity, vertical velocities, and spectral width. As a result of upgrades to the Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) processors (see http://www.arm.gov/acrf/updates051504.stm#nsammcr) at the ARM Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) and North Slope of Alaska (NSA) locales, two MMCR data streams-mmcrcalC1.a1 (calibration data) and mmcrmomentsC1.a1 (spectral "moments" data)-have been combined

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Raman Lidar Refurbishment and Upgrade Completed Raman Lidar Refurbishment and Upgrade Completed Bookmark and Share During the past several years, the sensitivity of the 8-year old Raman lidar at the ARM Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) site has decreased between a factor of 3-4, resulting in a lower maximum altitude and increased random error in the geophysical properties (such as water vapor mixing ration and aerosol extinction profiles) derived from lidar. In September 2004, a ten-month effort to refurbish and upgrade the aging lidar was completed, as ARM scientists visited the site to align the instrument's newly-refurbished receiving telescope, install new interference filters, and optimize signal levels. Replacing the telescope and interference filters returned the lidar's sensitivity back to its

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User Facility Improvements Continue at North Slope of Alaska Locale User Facility Improvements Continue at North Slope of Alaska Locale Bookmark and Share The "skydeck" at Barrow shows how the instrument platforms can get very crowded during peak experimental periods. The "skydeck" at Barrow shows how the instrument platforms can get very crowded during peak experimental periods. Two things are critical for conducting scientific research: adequate equipment and power. This is especially true in the Arctic, where average winter temperatures hover around -30 degrees Celsius, and access to additional resources is limited. After experiencing crowded working conditions during complex field campaigns last year, followed by several power outages this past winter, operations staff at the ARM Climate Research Facility's North Slope of Alaska (NSA) locale began implementing

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5, 2011 [Facility News] 5, 2011 [Facility News] Atmospheric System Research Announces Funding Opportunity Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) research grants for the development of innovative laboratory and observational data analyses. The resulting knowledge from such analyses will be used to improve cloud and aerosol formulations in global climate models. Successful applications will be part of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD). The mission of ASR, in partnership with the ARM Climate Research Facility, is to quantify the interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, dynamics, and thermodynamics to improve fundamental

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August 15, 2010 [Facility News] August 15, 2010 [Facility News] Micropulse Lidars Get Boost from Recovery Act Bookmark and Share Shown here during installation on the aft deck of the RV Connecticut, the upgraded MPL includes a sleek new computer that can fit into smaller spaces. The laser window at the top is covered by a cone until the instrument is turned on. Shown here during installation on the aft deck of the RV Connecticut, the upgraded MPL includes a sleek new computer that can fit into smaller spaces. The laser window at the top is covered by a cone until the instrument is turned on. Through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, ARM is upgrading the micropulse lidars (MPL) throughout the user facility. Similar to a radar, the MPL sends pulses of energy into the atmosphere.

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January 11, 2007 [Facility News] January 11, 2007 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Moves to China in 2008 for Study of Aerosol Impacts on Climate Bookmark and Share Onshore winds and a mountain range to the west of Shanghai form a natural basin which traps particulates in the air above the Yangtze River delta region. (Illustration courtesy of Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington) Onshore winds and a mountain range to the west of Shanghai form a natural basin which traps particulates in the air above the Yangtze River delta region. (Illustration courtesy of Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington) China generates exceptionally high amounts of aerosol particles whose influence on the atmosphere has been detected across the Pacific Rim. In the Yangtze River delta in southeast China, these high aerosol loadings

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March 10, 2010 [Facility News] March 10, 2010 [Facility News] Atmospheric System Research Funding Opportunity Announced Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) research grants for the development of innovative laboratory and observational data analyses. The resulting knowledge from such analyses will be used to improve cloud and aerosol formulations in global climate models. If the application is successful, the research will be part of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD). The mission of ASR, in partnership with the ARM Climate Research Facility, is to quantify the interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, dynamics, and thermodynamics to improve

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July 23, 2008 [Data Announcements, Facility News] July 23, 2008 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Second Version of Long-Term Climate Modeling Best Estimate Data Released Bookmark and Share Version 2 of the Climate Modeling Best Estimate includes the data source information for cloud fraction, as depicted in this data plot. Version 2 of the Climate Modeling Best Estimate includes the data source information for cloud fraction, as depicted in this data plot. With major improvements in the cloud fraction, cloud liquid water path (LWP), precipitable water vapor (PWV), and surface radiative fluxes, a new version of the "Climate Modeling Best Estimate" (CMBE) is now available from the ARM Climate Research Facility Archive. This data set, specifically tailored for use in evaluating global climate models, includes long-term

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31, 2005 [Facility News] 31, 2005 [Facility News] Ancillary Site to Provide Key Data from Africa Bookmark and Share In January 2006, the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) begins a year-long field campaign in Africa as part of a multi-year international experiment called the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA). The AMF will be placed at the airport in Niamey, Niger, well within view of the Global Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) geostationary satellite. Cloud and radiative property measurements collected by the AMF will be used in conjunction with GERB data for a greater understanding of the atmosphere than could be gained from either dataset alone. While preparing for the campaign, the science team identified the need for instrumentation at an off-site location to compare radiative measurements from the natural environment of

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3 3 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman October 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or

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June 19, 2012 [Facility News] June 19, 2012 [Facility News] Storm Chasers Take a Break at the Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share Scientist Gunnar Senum (far left) from Brookhaven National Laboratory describes the aerosol observing system to a group of visiting meteorology students from Rutgers University. Scientist Gunnar Senum (far left) from Brookhaven National Laboratory describes the aerosol observing system to a group of visiting meteorology students from Rutgers University. Taking a break from storm chasing due to "good weather," a group of 16 meteorology students from Rutgers University visited the ARM Southern Great Plains site in early June. The students, ranging from juniors to recent graduates, are participating in an inaugural severe weather class taught by

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31, 2010 [Facility News] 31, 2010 [Facility News] Instruments on Mt. Pico to Supplement Measurements from Graciosa Island Bookmark and Share At an elevation of about 2225 meters-usually above the marine boundary layer-the Pico Observatory is able to measure properties in the atmosphere transported from North America and Europe. At an elevation of about 2225 meters-usually above the marine boundary layer-the Pico Observatory is able to measure properties in the atmosphere transported from North America and Europe. Located high on Mount Pico in the Azores, the University of the Azores, the University of Colorado, and Michigan Technological University operate an instrumented observation station, the Pico Observatory. In May, a small team of local volunteers from Pico Island helped install a set of ARM

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15, 2007 [Facility News] 15, 2007 [Facility News] Radiosonde Temperature Sensor Benefits from Stronger Structure Bookmark and Share The new temperature sensor (front and back shown above) for the RS92 radiosonde sports an integrated fiber-reinforced structure that improves durability while maintaining the needed measurement accuracy and response. The new temperature sensor (front and back shown above) for the RS92 radiosonde sports an integrated fiber-reinforced structure that improves durability while maintaining the needed measurement accuracy and response. Small sensor packages called radiosondes (or "sondes") are used to transmit atmospheric information from weather balloons as they rise through the air. Vaisala, the supplier of sondes used at all the ARM sites, has introduced

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May 31, 2006 [Facility News] May 31, 2006 [Facility News] New Shortwave Spectroradiometer Deployed at SGP Bookmark and Share A ceiling port in the SGP Optical Trailer houses the optic element of the SWS, which connects to the spectrometer inside the trailer via fiber optic cable. A ceiling port in the SGP Optical Trailer houses the optic element of the SWS, which connects to the spectrometer inside the trailer via fiber optic cable. In late April, a new Shortwave Spectroradiometer (SWS) began operating at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The instrument measures the zenith solar spectral radiance (1.4° field of view) between 300-2200 nm. The SWS incorporates two Zeiss miniature monolithic spectrometers having a spectral resolution of 8 nm in the range 300-975 nm, and 12 nm in the range

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November 30, 2009 [Facility News] November 30, 2009 [Facility News] ARM Joins Global Reference Upper-Air Network Bookmark and Share Similar to a standard radiosonde, the frost point hygrometer is a digitally-controlled instrument attached to a weather balloon. As it rises through the air, atmospheric data collected by the sensor is recorded on the ground. This photo shows the computer chips, battery pack, and connector that make up the instrument package. Similar to a standard radiosonde, the frost point hygrometer is a digitally-controlled instrument attached to a weather balloon. As it rises through the air, atmospheric data collected by the sensor is recorded on the ground. This photo shows the computer chips, battery pack, and connector that make up the instrument package. One of the largest challenges from a global climate observations

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December 31, 2008 [Facility News] December 31, 2008 [Facility News] Arctic Field Campaign Data and Instrument Performance Reviewed at Workshop Bookmark and Share Both wings of the Canadian National Research Council's Convair-580 aircraft were equipped with numerous cloud and aerosol probes during ISDAC. Both wings of the Canadian National Research Council's Convair-580 aircraft were equipped with numerous cloud and aerosol probes during ISDAC. In April 2008, the month-long Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) obtained cloud and aerosol data from above, within, and below clouds in the vicinity of the ARM site in Barrow, Alaska. In mid-November, about 50 members of the ISDAC science team gathered in Lansdowne, Maryland, for a 1-day workshop to review and assess data quality and instrument

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April 25, 2007 [Data Announcements, Facility News] April 25, 2007 [Data Announcements, Facility News] New, Improved Algorithm for Retrieving Liquid Water Path Now Available at the ARM Data Archive Bookmark and Share The MWRRET product uses an improved retrieval technique and a method to identify and remove biases from the data to greatly improve the retrieved LWP (blue). It also performs so-called physical retrievals at each radiosonde launch time (black dots)-physical retrievals are the best possible retrieval that can be performed. The MWRRET product uses an improved retrieval technique and a method to identify and remove biases from the data to greatly improve the retrieved LWP (blue). It also performs so-called physical retrievals at each radiosonde launch time (black dots)-physical retrievals are the best

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9, 2011 [Facility News] 9, 2011 [Facility News] Forecasting Exercise Begins Oklahoma Storm Study Count Down Bookmark and Share Clouds like this, called by the name "anvil" for its shape, are one type of cloud system researchers hope to encounter during MC3E. Clouds like this, called by the name "anvil" for its shape, are one type of cloud system researchers hope to encounter during MC3E. Beginning April 2011, the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site in north-central Oklahoma will host the first major field campaign to take advantage of numerous new radars and other remote sensing instrumentation installed throughout the site with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) will use two aircraft and a comprehensive array of ground-based

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30, 2009 [Facility News] 30, 2009 [Facility News] Smart Filter Clears the Way for Speedy Data Transfer Bookmark and Share These data plots illustrate the results of the smart filter in reducing the volume of MMCR data. The left column shows the full reflectivity data for individual radar data collection modes: cirrus, precipitation, general, and boundary layer. The right column shows the data retained after applying the clear-sky filter. These data plots illustrate the results of the smart filter in reducing the volume of MMCR data. The left column shows the full reflectivity data for individual radar data collection modes: cirrus, precipitation, general, and boundary layer. The right column shows the data retained after applying the clear-sky filter. As reported in mid-February, data transfer from the ARM Tropical Western

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9, 2012 [Facility News] 9, 2012 [Facility News] Unmanned Aircraft Test Flights Completed at Oliktok Point Bookmark and Share Because of its small size and light weight (72-inch wingspan and weighing about 22 pounds), the Bat-3 is launched using a bungee-powered catapult from the roof of a vehicle and can land autonomously on fixed wheels. Its modular design fits into two suitcase-sized containers. Because of its small size and light weight (72-inch wingspan and weighing about 22 pounds), the Bat-3 is launched using a bungee-powered catapult from the roof of a vehicle and can land autonomously on fixed wheels. Its modular design fits into two suitcase-sized containers. On October 22, a small flight team from New Mexico State University (NMSU) began the first in a series of test flights (see YouTube video) for the ARM

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January 18, 2012 [Facility News] January 18, 2012 [Facility News] Wind Profiler Completes Offsite Campaign Bookmark and Share The radar wind profiler operates by sending pulses of energy into the sky and measuring the strength and frequency of returned energy. The radar wind profiler operates by sending pulses of energy into the sky and measuring the strength and frequency of returned energy. Between November 2010 and November 2011, a handful of meteorological instruments-including Doppler sodar, ultrasonic anemometers, and one of ARM's radar wind profilers-gathered massive amounts of data for the Columbia Basin Wind Energy Study. To ensure that the data collected represent conditions experienced by real wind plants, the instruments were placed next to an operating wind farm on the eastern border of Washington

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October 25, 2010 [Facility News] October 25, 2010 [Facility News] Testing Underway for New Doppler Lidars Bookmark and Share Two of the three new Doppler lidars are shown here during testing at the Southern Great Plains site in October. Two of the three new Doppler lidars are shown here during testing at the Southern Great Plains site in October. To improve climate models, the scientific community needs accurate and routine measurements of atmospheric winds with high vertical and temporal resolution under clear-air conditions. In particular, measurements of clear-air vertical air velocities will compliment in-cloud vertical velocity measurements from existing 35 and 95 gigahertz ARM cloud radars. In response to this need, three new Doppler lidars were purchased with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and began a test

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September 30, 2007 [Facility News] September 30, 2007 [Facility News] Atqasuk Joins International Network of Meteorological Stations Bookmark and Share On the skydeck at Atqasuk, the new met pack (above right) and GPS receiver (circled at left) acquire data for the SuomiNet. On the skydeck at Atqasuk, the new met pack (above right) and GPS receiver (circled at left) acquire data for the SuomiNet. At the North Slope of Alaska, the ARM operates a research site in the remote town of Atqasuk, Alaska, to provide continental Arctic data to the climate research community. The Atqasuk site is proving useful to climate modelers since this inland site is more homogenous and uniform than coastal sites during summer months. Enhancements to the instrument suite in Atqasuk last year led to a recent addition that solidified Atqasuk's position on

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Disaster Plan Deflects Problems During Downpour Disaster Plan Deflects Problems During Downpour Bookmark and Share A late-winter storm in the Midwest could have wreaked havoc at the ARM Program's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site in northern Oklahoma. Fortunately, the site's Disaster Plan was successfully implemented. SGP's 160-acre Central Facility, the heart of the site, is heavily instrumented to collect and monitor atmospheric data collected from in situ and remote-sensing instrument clusters arrayed throughout the 55,000 square mile site. Although the Central Facility is on the highest point of land in the county, extreme rainfall and flooding on March 4 rendered access roads from the East impassable to vehicular traffic, and the West access road through Lamont was submerged in several locations. Local rainfall amounts

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April 30, 2008 [Facility News] April 30, 2008 [Facility News] Arctic Aerosol Study Flies By Bookmark and Share Ending its mission with a final flight on April 30, 2008, the Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) flew a total of 103 research hours, completing 27 science flights primarily in the region around the ARM North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow. These flights included several golden cases where both cloud and aerosol measurements were obtained above, within, and below mixed-phase cloud layers. In addition, the campaign successfully demonstrated first-time airborne deployments of key instruments for measuring aerosol properties. All of the campaign's primary objectives were met, plus some secondary objectives, to help answer the team's science questions related to Arctic cloud and aerosol interactions.

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April 30, 2006 [Facility News] April 30, 2006 [Facility News] HydroKansas Follows Water Flowing Through Space and Time Bookmark and Share Sets of rain and stream gauges like this one will provide information about water level and flow rates from 14 different sites throughout the Whitewater River watershed during the HydroKansas field campaign. Sets of rain and stream gauges like this one will provide information about water level and flow rates from 14 different sites throughout the Whitewater River watershed during the HydroKansas field campaign. Beginning in May, the Whitewater River watershed in south-central Kansas is the setting for a 3-year field campaign hosted by the ARM's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Called "HydroKansas," the goal of this research project is to develop a predictive understanding of floods on multiple spatial and

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May 15, 2008 [Facility News] May 15, 2008 [Facility News] North Slope of Alaska Site Hosts Guest Instruments for Arctic Aerosol Study Bookmark and Share In addition to airborne measurements obtained at the North Slope of Alaska for the Indirect and Semi-direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) in April, the ARM site in Barrow also hosted several guest instruments throughout the campaign. Measurements from these additional instruments will provide important supplementary data to the continuous data collected at Barrow for investigating the role of aerosol physics and chemistry in regulating cloud microphysical properties in the Arctic. In particular, they will enhance the ISDAC data set with specific information about cloud and aerosol properties, aerosol indirect effects, precipitation, visibility

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ARM Facility Captures Rare Tornado Data ARM Facility Captures Rare Tornado Data Bookmark and Share Every spring, tornadoes thunder across five states, from Kansas to Texas, and alerts are common. However, by Monday, May 20, it was clear that this time the alert had a different urgency to it. The turn of events leading up to the EF-5 tornado that wreaked havoc in Moore, Oklahoma, provided a unique opportunity for scientists to sample the environment preceding a severe weather event. Raw data from the additional radiosonde launches preceding the severe weather events of May 20 in Oklahoma. The blue line identifies the temperature, which decreases with increasing altitude (decreasing pressure). The red line is the dew point; dew point-also expressed as a temperature-is the temperature at which the air is 100% saturated with its water vapor content (low values of the dew point represent low relative humidity). Where the dew point approaches the actual temperature, the air is nearing 100% relative humidity, or saturation, near the ground-ideal conditions for tornado events.

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Bookmark and Share Jim Mather, ARM Technical Director, demonstrated "cloud in a jar" to interested WeatherFest participants. Jim Mather, ARM Technical Director,...

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pyrgeometers. The ARM Climate Research Facility requires accurate measurements of solar radiation from radiometers used in ground-based networks and airborne instrument...

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Speedier Data Delivery Assists Storm Forecasters Speedier Data Delivery Assists Storm Forecasters Bookmark and Share SuomiNet is an international network of global positioning system (GPS) receivers, configured and managed to generate near real-time estimates of precipitable water vapor in the atmosphere, total electron content in the ionosphere, and other meteorological and geodetic information. Last fall, scientific collaborators at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Forecast Systems Laboratory identified a time-delay in the availability of SuomiNet data from the ARM Climate Research Facility's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site in Oklahoma. This delay was impacting short-range weather forecasts used by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Data from the SGP

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2 2 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman November 2012 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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8 8 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman June 2012 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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Radiosonde Data Distribution In Place for Modeling During M-PACE Radiosonde Data Distribution In Place for Modeling During M-PACE Bookmark and Share An M-PACE researcher launches a radiosonde at Oliktok Point. Several launch periods, spanning at least 5 days each with 4 launches per day, are planned for all four experimental sites (Barrow, Oliktok Point, Atqasuk and Toolik Lake). An M-PACE researcher launches a radiosonde at Oliktok Point. Several launch periods, spanning at least 5 days each with 4 launches per day, are planned for all four experimental sites (Barrow, Oliktok Point, Atqasuk and Toolik Lake). During the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE), taking place in October 2004 at the ARM Climate Research Facility North Slope of Alaska (NSA) locale, radiosonde systems are being deployed at Atqasuk, Toolik

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Data Quality Application Gives Data Browsers a New View Data Quality Application Gives Data Browsers a New View Bookmark and Share Plot Browser, now available through the Data Quality Health and Status (DQ HandS) program, eases viewing by providing lists or thumbnail images of selected data streams. Plot Browser, now available through the Data Quality Health and Status (DQ HandS) program, eases viewing by providing lists or thumbnail images of selected data streams. The ARM Climate Research Facility's Data Quality Office has developed a new way to help data quality analysts, instrument mentors, and site scientists quickly and easily view diagnostic data quality plots, without making multiple selections to see just one plot. The new Plot Browser is a part of the Data Quality Health and Status (DQ HandS) application, which also

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Upgrade to Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar Increases Volume of Data Collection Upgrade to Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar Increases Volume of Data Collection Bookmark and Share In mid-April, hardware and software upgrades to the millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR) at the ARM Climate Research Facility's North Slope of Alaska (NSA) were completed. Hardware upgrades included replacing the OS/2 and Solaris computers with two Windows 2000 computers. One of these computers is for the MMCR radar. It now has a new digital signal processing board that allows much more efficient processing of the radar return signals, resulting in higher temporal resolution. The receiver was also upgraded from a 12 bit to 14 bit analog-to-digital converter. Software on the MMCR radar computer was upgraded to run a modified version of Vaisala's LAP-XM software for controlling and acquiring the radar data. The other computer,

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1 1 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman October 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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New Data Loggers Deployed New Data Loggers Deployed Bookmark and Share As shown in this partial screen capture, the Real Time Monitoring and Control feature displays data that allows local observers to quickly check the status of the instrument system. As shown in this partial screen capture, the Real Time Monitoring and Control feature displays data that allows local observers to quickly check the status of the instrument system. As part of ongoing effort to upgrade data loggers and logging systems throughout the ARM Climate Research Facility, new Campbell Loggers (version CR23X) are being installed at the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) and at the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) locales. In fall 2003, Campbell Loggers for the surface meteorology systems at NSA were installed. In June 2004, Campbell

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2 2 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman January 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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Sunphotometer to Obtain Additional Aerosol Data in Niamey Sunphotometer to Obtain Additional Aerosol Data in Niamey Bookmark and Share Located nearby the AMF ground instruments, the sunphotometer, in the foreground, requires an unobstructed hemispheric view of the sky to obtain its measurements. Located nearby the AMF ground instruments, the sunphotometer, in the foreground, requires an unobstructed hemispheric view of the sky to obtain its measurements. In early August, a new Cimel sunphotometer (CSPHOT) was deployed at the ARM Mobile Facility site in Niamey, Niger, as part of the ongoing RADAGAST field campaign. The CSPHOT measures the solar and sky radiance at various wavelengths in the visible and near-infrared spectrum (340, 380, 440, 500, 670, 870, 936, 1020 nm). From these measurements, a number of aerosol

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5 5 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman July 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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2 2 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman February 2012 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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Sunphotometer Re-installed at North Slope of Alaska Sunphotometer Re-installed at North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share The CIMEL sunphotometer takes sky radiance measurements during daylight hours, when the sun is above horizon. The CIMEL sunphotometer takes sky radiance measurements during daylight hours, when the sun is above horizon. In early May, a CIMEL sunphotometer owned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was re-installed at Barrow, Alaska, one of two research sites that make up the ARM Climate Research Facility's North Slope of Alaska (NSA) locale. The CIMEL is a multi-channel, automatic sun-and-sky scanning radiometer that takes daytime measurements of direct solar radiance and sky radiance at the Earth's surface. Measurements are taken at discrete wavelengths in visible and near-infrared regions of the solar

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Improved Radiosonde Sensor Ready for Launch Improved Radiosonde Sensor Ready for Launch Bookmark and Share At the end of a string tied to the weather balloon, a small sensor package, called a radiosonde, contains the "brains" for measuring atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity. At the end of a string tied to the weather balloon, a small sensor package, called a radiosonde, contains the "brains" for measuring atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity. As part of the Balloon Borne Sounding System, radiosondes launched at the the ARM Climate Research Facility sites are supplied by Vaisala, one of the market leaders of this technology. Vaisala began phasing out production of the RS90 radiosondes at the end of calendar year 2004 in favor of their new RS92 model. The new version has an improved global positioning system

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6 6 ARM Climate Research Facility Spectral Surface Albedo Value-Added Product (VAP) Report S McFarlane K Gaustad C Long E Mlawer July 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or

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YouTube© Channel and Flickr® Added to Outreach Tools YouTube© Channel and Flickr® Added to Outreach Tools Bookmark and Share Look for ARM's new social media bar on the front page and in the ARM News Center. Look for ARM's new social media bar on the front page and in the ARM News Center. Starting this summer, the ARM Communications Team began moving archived ARM photo and video content into both Flickr and YouTube, respectively. These popular and cost-effective social media outlets join ARM's existing Facebook and Twitter accounts, providing additional options for sharing information with users and the public. All four sites can be accessed from the new social media bar on the ARM home page. YouTube offers a free and convenient space for storing videos and animations, and because it is dedicated solely to videos, there is no

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New Pump Shelter Kicks Off Upgrades to Aerosol Observing System New Pump Shelter Kicks Off Upgrades to Aerosol Observing System Bookmark and Share Representing the first of several planned improvements to the Aerosol Observing System (AOS) at the SGP site, the ARM Climate Research Facility operations staff completed installing a new pump shelter for the system in late September, followed by relocation of the pumps and connection of the electrical hookups in October. Though the enclosure was designed primarily to move the nine vacuum pumps out of the existing AOS trailer-thereby reducing the potential for damage to the AOS instruments from heat generated by the pumps-noise reduction in the AOS trailer was another desired outcome. Anticipated instrument additions were also considered in designing the new enclosure. The new pump shelter sits on a concrete pad near the south end of the AOS. Four adjustable, open-wire shelves run the width of the shelter, and can accommodate sixteen large pumps and associated ventilation equipment.

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Radar Focus Group Zeroes in on Data Quality Radar Focus Group Zeroes in on Data Quality Bookmark and Share On the roof of the radar instrument shelter at the ARM Southern Great Plains site, antennas for the W-band ARM Cloud Radar (rectangular white box) and millimeter wavelength cloud radar (conical cylinder) send data to their respective computer systems inside the shelter. On the roof of the radar instrument shelter at the ARM Southern Great Plains site, antennas for the W-band ARM Cloud Radar (rectangular white box) and millimeter wavelength cloud radar (conical cylinder) send data to their respective computer systems inside the shelter. In 2007, ARM established a Radar Focus Group to address strategic needs related to the use of radars as a key component of the ARM instrument suite. Based on needs identified by this group, a smaller team of science,

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rainfall rate and for improving these parameterizations in models that predict weather. Between May and June, the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site is hosting a joint...

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is under development. Taking its place alongside Nova and other PBS video clips and animations already on the site, ARM joins an impressive inventory in the Teachers' Domain...

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tower, was lost around midnight on February 7. When on-site ARM staff discovered the power outage the following morning, they immediately implemented planned emergency...

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models, model results, high resolution models including the Weather Research and Forecasting Model, and observations from ARM and geostationary satellites. Similar to the...

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ARM Kiosk Joins International Science Exhibit in Germany Outdoor pavilions on the Isle of Mainau in Germany feature energy-related science and technology exhibits from May through...

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New ARM Exhibit Makes Debut at Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union New ARM Exhibit Makes Debut at Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union Bookmark and Share The new ARM display made its debut at the 2006 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in December in San Francisco. The new ARM display made its debut at the 2006 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in December in San Francisco. ARM staff returned to San Francisco in December 2006 for the 2006 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, this time with a new exhibit. With over 1,120 sessions and 13,023 abstracts to choose from (an increase of more than 15 percent over the 2005 Fall Meeting), another attendance record was set. Nearly 14,000 scientists from around the world crowded the halls of the Moscone Center to share their research on Earth and space sciences.

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ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) The ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) is a durable, oceangoing mobile climate observatory. In 2008, the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) was developed to extend the capabilities of the original AMF (AMF1) deployed in 2005. The AMF2 is portable, modular, and suited for operations on oceangoing ships and in harsh environments. The AMF2 has improved data flow and communications (primarily wireless) and optimized operating procedures. AMF2 instrument capabilities include standard meteorological instrumentation, a broadband and spectral radiometer suite, and remote sensing instruments. This instrumentation provides researchers with data from climate regimes not previously explored. The AMF2 also has available space, power, and data processing capabilities for additional instruments

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International Polar Year Draws on ARM Education and Outreach Efforts International Polar Year Draws on ARM Education and Outreach Efforts Bookmark and Share International Polar Year (IPY) kicks off on March 1, and education and outreach efforts are an integral part of the international activities. In collaboration with several other agencies, ARM Education and Outreach staff are working to promote awareness of the IPY and climate research on the North Slope of Alaska. Many of the resources developed previously by ARM Education and Outreach are being utilized in several of these efforts as IPY outreach coordinators strive to incorporate traditional knowledge of climate change into their educational programs. Community members check out the interactive climate kiosk at its permanent home in the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska.

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Trace Gases Targeted During Aircraft Carbon Field Campaign Trace Gases Targeted During Aircraft Carbon Field Campaign Bookmark and Share During the Aircraft Carbon field campaign, ARM researchers will add a set of carbon-cycle instruments and sample collection systems to existing aircraft that routinely collect aerosol measurements at the ARM Southern Great Plains site. During the Aircraft Carbon field campaign, ARM researchers will add a set of carbon-cycle instruments and sample collection systems to existing aircraft that routinely collect aerosol measurements at the ARM Southern Great Plains site. Because Earth's atmosphere is comprised almost entirely of nitrogen and oxygen (78% and 21% by volume, respectively), the remaining 1% of the gases are referred to as "trace gases." Trace gases include harmless inert gases,

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Education Kiosk Launched on Manus Island Staff of the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service pose with the soon-to-be-revealed ARM kiosk. Staff of the Papua New Guinea National...

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how it fits into the goals of ARM and DOE. Dr. Gannet Hallar, Desert Research Institute (DRI) at Storm Peak Laboratory in Steamboat Springs, Colo., presented a lecture on aerosol...

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servers With the welcome addition of Google via google.arm.gov, users can now see query results from all the website servers, including the Data Archive and the External Data...

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temperature, and humidity. ARM operations personnel will launch the balloons at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. GMT, offsetting launches from the National Weather Service (NWS) research...

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attended numerous others sessions and a variety of Town Hall meetings, including one on "Big Data" and another on the "Future of Research in the EU." Rotating duties at the ARM...

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than any other quarter on record-961 The U.S. Department of Energy requires national user facilities to report facility use by total visitor days and facility to track actual...

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Facility News Data Collection from Mobile Facility on Gan Island Suspended Local weather balloon launch volunteers pose with the AMF team on Gan Island after completing their...

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approximately 22,500 square kilometers, or the approximate area of a modern climate model grid cell. Centered around the SGP Central Facility, these extended facilities are...

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Battle With Bugs Nearly Over Thanks to New Radar Battle With Bugs Nearly Over Thanks to New Radar Bookmark and Share The new W-band ARM cloud radar, or WACR, provides improved sensitivity for detecting tiny objects in the atmosphere to an altitude of 5 km. The instrument's antenna is located adjacent to the millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR) antenna on top of the MMCR shelter; the rest of the unit is located inside (inset). The new W-band ARM cloud radar, or WACR, provides improved sensitivity for detecting tiny objects in the atmosphere to an altitude of 5 km. The instrument's antenna is located adjacent to the millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR) antenna on top of the MMCR shelter; the rest of the unit is located inside (inset). The main purpose of the millimeter wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) is to

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Arctic Winter Water Vapor IOP Starts; Microwave Radiometer Profiler Arctic Winter Water Vapor IOP Starts; Microwave Radiometer Profiler Deployed Bookmark and Share Some of the instruments collecting data during the Arctic Winter Water Vapor IOP include ARM's microwave radiometer profiler (left) and microwave radiometer (right), and NOAA's ground-based scanning radiometer (middle). Some of the instruments collecting data during the Arctic Winter Water Vapor IOP include ARM's microwave radiometer profiler (left) and microwave radiometer (right), and NOAA's ground-based scanning radiometer (middle). The Arctic Winter Water Vapor Intensive Operational Period (IOP), a collaborative effort with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Technology Laboratory, began on March 10 in Barrow, Alaska. The major goal of the Arctic Winter Water Vapor IOP

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Bigger, Better Cessna Ready to Record Aerosol and Carbon Cycle Data Bigger, Better Cessna Ready to Record Aerosol and Carbon Cycle Data Bookmark and Share Replacing the smaller Cessna 172, the new turbo-charged Cessna 206 prepares for departure to Ponca City, Oklahoma, where it will be managed by Greenwood Aviation. Replacing the smaller Cessna 172, the new turbo-charged Cessna 206 prepares for departure to Ponca City, Oklahoma, where it will be managed by Greenwood Aviation. To meet new requirements in the airborne aerosol and carbon-cycle measurements taken over ARM's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site, a new Cessna Turbo 206 is replacing the smaller Cessna 172XP. The new aircraft has been contracted by ARM to conduct combined in situ aerosol profiling and airborne carbon measurements for the next two years. Airborne measurements of carbon cycle trace gases at the SGP will provide data to

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External Data Center Gets a Big Boost External Data Center Gets a Big Boost Bookmark and Share In addition to providing database support to the ARM Program, the External Data Center (XDC) identifies and acquires "external" sources of data to augment the data being generated within the program. These external data are transformed from their original received form to data sets of greater value to ARM researchers. These transformations may involve subsetting, merging distinct sets, changing format, averaging, or applying algorithms to produce new geophysical parameters. Recently, a locally attached storage system was added to the XDC production server, removing a significant bottleneck in the data transfer process and improving throughput by more than a factor of two. The storage area on the XDC server is used to collect intermediate files

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Aircraft Comes ALIVE During Field Campaign at the Southern Great Plains Aircraft Comes ALIVE During Field Campaign at the Southern Great Plains Bookmark and Share Outside the hangar in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the optical head of the AATS-14 (inset) can be seen as the white dome on the roof of the Jetstream-31 aircraft Outside the hangar in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the optical head of the AATS-14 (inset) can be seen as the white dome on the roof of the Jetstream-31 aircraft Researchers from ARM Program and National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) took to the skies in September for an 11-day Aerosol Lidar Validation Experiment (ALIVE) at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The ALIVE field campaign was conducted to collect airborne remote sensing data on atmospheric aerosols for validation studies of the Raman

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November 30, 2008 Facility News Site Operations Centralized Through New Tracking System Bookmark and Share Tracking over 300 instrument systems distributed around the world is a...

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June 30, 2007 Facility News New Radar Wind Profiler Joins AMF Instrument Suite in Germany The 1290 MHz wind profiler (foreground) joins the eddy correlation system (background)...

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August 2, 2013 Facility News 2014 Funding Opportunity Available for Early Career Scientists The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting research...

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October 31, 2008 Facility News Breakthrough User Interface Delivers Statistical Views of Data With its "drill-down" preview feature, the Statistical Browser is the first example...

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instruments and equipment, as well as local facilities such as hospitals, groceries, and gas stations. Next steps will involve such items as securing access to power from nearby...

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15 and 21 will remain intact, along with the Central Facility (C1) near Lamont. Instrumentation at the remaining sites will be consolidated into the new, smaller footprint....

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facilities-located at Hillsboro, Kansas; Morris, Oklahoma; Purcelll, Oklahoma and Vici, Oklahoma (north, east, south and west, respectively)-marked the approximate midpoint of...

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Barrow Facility Barrow Facility NSA Related Links Facilities and Instruments Barrow Atqasuk ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts NSA Barrow Facility Location: 71° 19' 23.73" N, 156° 36' 56.70" W Altitude: 8 meters The Barrow facility was dedicated in July 1997 and chosen because the Arctic is particularly sensitive to climate changes. Barrow is located at the northernmost point in the United States, 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Also known as the Top of the World, Barrow is Alaska's largest Eskimo village (home to 4,581 people). Tax revenue from the Slope's oil fields pay for services borough wide, and natural gas is used to heat homes and generate electricity in Barrow. Many residents, however, maintain

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28, 2005 [Facility News] 28, 2005 [Facility News] Readiness of New Lidar Evaluated at Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share Aircraft for the Boundary Layer CO2 Intensive Operational Period will fly over the SGP Central Facility using both spirals and racetrack patterns. Data will be collected under a variety of cloud and meteorological conditions. Aircraft for the Boundary Layer CO2 Intensive Operational Period will fly over the SGP Central Facility using both spirals and racetrack patterns. Data will be collected under a variety of cloud and meteorological conditions. As the focus of the Boundary Layer Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Intensive Operational Period (IOP) starting in March, science collaborators at ITT Industries and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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15, 2009 Facility News Internet Upgrade Speeds Data Transfer from Tropics Bookmark and Share View this video to see how the millimeter wave cloud radar works. View this video to...

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15, 2004 Facility News Education and Outreach Program Visits Schools in the Tropics Bookmark and Share A native islander is interviewed in his natural setting at Manus Island as...

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24, 2011 Facility News New Radar is a "Can't Miss" on Manus Resting atop a 60-foot tower, the new radar's antenna is visible above the treetops from most vantage points on...

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Exchange Researchers installed a continuous 222Rn monitor at the base of the 60-meter tower at the SGP Central Facility. A sampling tube connected to the tower supplies air to...

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September 30, 2009 Facility News Climate Change Lesson Plan Selected for MyHealthySchool.com Bookmark and Share A lesson plan about climate change in the Arctic was selected by...

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DOE achieve its goal to provide open access to experimental data, as set forth in the DOE 2011 Strategic Plan. As a scientific user facility serving researchers both in the United...

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Capability Added to Cloud Radar As a prelude to great things to come throughout the user facility, a new 95-gigahertz scanning W-band cloud radar was installed in late...

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August 15, 2004 Facility News SuomiNet-type Instruments Tested and Ready for Tropics Bookmark and Share The SuomiNet software integrates a network of global positioning systems...

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New Web Interface for Solar Tracking is Right on Target New Web Interface for Solar Tracking is Right on Target Bookmark and Share New solar tracking interface helps eliminate judgment calls and create an objective assessment of tracker performance each day. New solar tracking interface helps eliminate judgment calls and create an objective assessment of tracker performance each day. At ARM's Tropical Western Pacific site, radiometer sensors mounted on solar trackers provide critical radiation balance measurements. If a tracker is off even a small amount, the data from the diffuse radiometers and the normal incidence pyrheliometer (NIP) are worthless, and therefore the overall combined data coming from the site's other instruments is less valuable. As part of an investigation into performance problems with the

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Conditions Range from Classic to Record-Breaking as Field Campaign Conditions Range from Classic to Record-Breaking as Field Campaign Concludes Bookmark and Share Closely resembling a rice paddy, this soggy cotton field near Chickasha, Oklahoma, on June 27 exemplifies the atypical surface conditions throughout the CLASIC experiment domain as the campaign drew to a close. (Photo courtesy Tom Jackson, USDA.) Closely resembling a rice paddy, this soggy cotton field near Chickasha, Oklahoma, on June 27 exemplifies the atypical surface conditions throughout the CLASIC experiment domain as the campaign drew to a close. (Photo courtesy Tom Jackson, USDA.) Not even record-setting precipitation could dampen the spirits of the Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) science team as the campaign at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site drew to a close on June 30.

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Kids Learn About Weather at Day Camps in June Kids Learn About Weather at Day Camps in June Bookmark and Share To earn their Weather Badges, Girl Scouts rotated through a variety of learning stations, including one featuring instruments for measuring atmospheric properties. Campers blew air onto the radiation shields surrounding the temperature and humidity sensor to observe any changes recorded by the instrument. To earn their Weather Badges, Girl Scouts rotated through a variety of learning stations, including one featuring instruments for measuring atmospheric properties. Campers blew air onto the radiation shields surrounding the temperature and humidity sensor to observe any changes recorded by the instrument. On June 6, education and outreach staff from the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site spent four hours helping local Girl Scouts earn their Weather

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Wildlife Challenges Lead to Wireless Solutions Wildlife Challenges Lead to Wireless Solutions Bookmark and Share As reported in late 2006, a total precipitation sensor (TPS) was installed near the ARM North Slope of Alaska (NSA) site in Barrow, to provide measurements of boundary layer (surface to 1000-m altitude) environmental conditions. After falling victim to curious and possibly hungry lemmings and other wildlife in the area, the fiber optic cable used to transfer data from the sensor to the Great White instrument shelter was recently replaced with a wireless data acquisition system and virtual access port. This not only negates the possibility of further cable damage from our furry friends, but reduces the potential for water-related damage during peak melting season and allows remote access for monitoring the data.

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Mission Under Control: Scientists Simulate Upcoming Field Campaign Mission Under Control: Scientists Simulate Upcoming Field Campaign Bookmark and Share The Egrett will fly in stacked formations with the Proteus during the upcoming Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment. This flight pattern will allow simultaneous sampling of the upper and lower parts of the cirrus anvils as well as remote measurements. The Egrett will fly in stacked formations with the Proteus during the upcoming Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment. This flight pattern will allow simultaneous sampling of the upper and lower parts of the cirrus anvils as well as remote measurements. Between September 7-9, ARM researchers and international collaborators involved in flight operations for the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment, or TWP-ICE, met at Sandia National Laboratories to

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Infrared Sky Imager Takes a Shot in the Dark Infrared Sky Imager Takes a Shot in the Dark Bookmark and Share Processed images from the Infrared Sky Imager are limited to a field-of-view (FOV) of 160 degrees to eliminate the problems inherent in retrievals along the horizon line. This is where any cloud signal is masked by the integrated infrared signal along the long path length through the atmosphere. Processed images from the Infrared Sky Imager are limited to a field-of-view (FOV) of 160 degrees to eliminate the problems inherent in retrievals along the horizon line. This is where any cloud signal is masked by the integrated infrared signal along the long path length through the atmosphere. Imaging technologies help scientists correlate and compare data retrieved by sensors and lasers against visual data. One such technology used by ARM

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New 3-Channel Microwave Radiometer Deployed at Southern Great Plains Site New 3-Channel Microwave Radiometer Deployed at Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share Newly installed at the SGP site, the scanning 3-channel microwave radiometers have different sized lenses to accommodate both the K-band and W-band frequency. The difference in lens size is necessary to achieve similar field of views. Newly installed at the SGP site, the scanning 3-channel microwave radiometers have different sized lenses to accommodate both the K-band and W-band frequency. The difference in lens size is necessary to achieve similar field of views. Throughout ARM, measurements of precipitable water vapor and liquid water path are provided by microwave radiometers. These measurements are essential for improving scientific understanding of clouds and how they are

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31, 2006 [Facility News] 31, 2006 [Facility News] Comprehensive Instrument Validation Campaign Concludes Bookmark and Share As the Aqua satellite moves along, the AIRS mirror scans a "swath" across the Earth's surface and directs infrared energy into the instrument. This energy is separated into wavelengths, which are transferred from Aqua to computers on the ground for additional processing. (Source: http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov As the Aqua satellite moves along, the AIRS mirror scans a "swath" across the Earth's surface and directs infrared energy into the instrument. This energy is separated into wavelengths, which are transferred from Aqua to computers on the ground for additional processing. (Source: http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov After almost four years, the last soundings in the final phase of the

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January 15, 2006 [Facility News] January 15, 2006 [Facility News] Location, Location, Location... Field Campaign Focuses on Latitude Effects Bookmark and Share A scintillometer was used to detect atmospheric optical disturbances-called scintillations-caused by temperature, pressure and humidity. The instrument emits light from two transmitters, shown at left. The light traverses the local atmosphere, perturbed by density fluctuations. Some of the light enters the receiver, shown at right. (Image from Scintec at www.scintec.com.) A scintillometer was used to detect atmospheric optical disturbances-called scintillations-caused by temperature, pressure and humidity. The instrument emits light from two transmitters, shown at left. The light traverses the local atmosphere, perturbed by density fluctuations. Some of the light

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29, 2012 [Facility News] 29, 2012 [Facility News] Workshop Identifies Critical Climate Science Challenges Bookmark and Share This DOE report summarizes a two-and-a-half day workshop held between U.S. and European collaborators to review outstanding climate change science questions related to clouds, aerosols and precipitation, and the observational strategies for addressing them. This DOE report summarizes a two-and-a-half day workshop held between U.S. and European collaborators to review outstanding climate change science questions related to clouds, aerosols and precipitation, and the observational strategies for addressing them. Clouds and aerosols remain as major sources of uncertainty in computer models of Earth systems. In large part, this uncertainty is due to a lack

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August 31, 2008 [Facility News] August 31, 2008 [Facility News] Phase 2 of Orbiting Carbon Observatory Field Campaign Begins Bookmark and Share A camera, weather station, and sun tracker with a protective dome are located on the roof of the fully automated FTS mobile laboratory. Inside the shelter, the spectrometer receives the reflected solar beam from the sun tracker, while the main computer system operates all the instruments and acquires the data. A camera, weather station, and sun tracker with a protective dome are located on the roof of the fully automated FTS mobile laboratory. Inside the shelter, the spectrometer receives the reflected solar beam from the sun tracker, while the main computer system operates all the instruments and acquires the data. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, is a National Aeronautics and

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August 6, 2009 [Facility News] August 6, 2009 [Facility News] Research Team Publishes Results from In-Depth Study of Sahel Climate System Bookmark and Share The Sahel region of West Africa has experienced long-term drought accompanied by profound socioeconomic consequences over the past 30 years. It is a favored location for the development of tropical easterly waves that may generate hurricanes. The Sahel region of West Africa has experienced long-term drought accompanied by profound socioeconomic consequences over the past 30 years. It is a favored location for the development of tropical easterly waves that may generate hurricanes. In a series of eight papers published between 2008 and 2009 in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, an international team of researchers

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November 3, 2010 [Facility News] November 3, 2010 [Facility News] Arctic Campaign Cut Short; Spring Restart A Possibility Bookmark and Share An unfortunate incident in the early stages of the Arctic Lower Troposphere Observed Structure (ALTOS) field campaign at Oliktok Point on the North Slope of Alaska has resulted in the campaign being terminated. The primary in situ measurement platform for the campaign was a tethered balloon for making ascents through the clouds with instruments that measure cloud microphysical properties, while ground-based instruments simultaneously collect additional data. During one of the balloon's initial flights, its primary and secondary tethers broke. A radio-controlled cut-down device was activated to bring down the balloon, which landed with its instrument

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6, 2007 [Facility News] 6, 2007 [Facility News] Radiative Heating in Unexplored Bands Campaign Begins Today Bookmark and Share This chart shows the spectral and height dependence of the infrared cooling rates for a mid-latitude summer profile. Note that the majority of the infrared cooling in the middle and upper tropsphere occurs in spectral regions that RHUBC will investigate. This chart shows the spectral and height dependence of the infrared cooling rates for a mid-latitude summer profile. Note that the majority of the infrared cooling in the middle and upper tropsphere occurs in spectral regions that RHUBC will investigate. In conjunction with other scientific activities taking place during International Polar Year 2007-2008, today (February 26) an international research team begins a three-week field campaign in Barrow, Alaska. The

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31, 2004 [Facility News] 31, 2004 [Facility News] New Technique Used to Measure Ice and Liquid in Clouds Bookmark and Share A mirror angled at 45 degrees inside the "winglet" viewing port deflects sunlight to the optical fiber and into the detector housed inside the "Great White" shelter at Barrow. A mirror angled at 45 degrees inside the "winglet" viewing port deflects sunlight to the optical fiber and into the detector housed inside the "Great White" shelter at Barrow. Difficulties in modeling the effects of clouds on climate arise largely from the insufficient number of observations needed to sufficiently understand cloud processes. Science collaborators at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) Aeronomy Laboratory have developed a

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January 31, 2010 [Facility News] January 31, 2010 [Facility News] STORMVEX Science Team Confirms Site Plans; Outreach Begins at Weather Summit Bookmark and Share Dr. Ashley Williamson introduces the STORMVEX campaign to Weather Summit attendees. Dr. Ashley Williamson introduces the STORMVEX campaign to Weather Summit attendees. In late January, meteorologists from a dozen major news markets across the country gathered in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for an annual event called the "Weather Summit" where they received a preview of the Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment, or STORMVEX, field campaign scheduled to begin next fall. Meanwhile, down the hall, the STORMVEX science team reviewed the status of the campaign components thus far, discussed remaining instrument issues, and made assignments to complete a

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July 31, 2010 [Facility News] July 31, 2010 [Facility News] Containers for Aerosol Observing Systems Pass Acceptance Testing Bookmark and Share Left to right: Pat Maloy, Stephen Springston, and Mike Ritsche inspect the AMF2 AOS container. They checked for proper locations of unistrut on the ceiling, walls and floor for connecting racks and other equipment, as well as functioning of HVAC units and infrared heaters (above Mike's head). Red lights are required for nighttime ship operations, and the hatch in ceiling will accommodate the aerosol stack. Left to right: Pat Maloy, Stephen Springston, and Mike Ritsche inspect the AMF2 AOS container. They checked for proper locations of unistrut on the ceiling, walls and floor for connecting racks and other equipment, as well as functioning of HVAC units and infrared heaters (above Mike's head). Red

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January 31, 2006 [Facility News] January 31, 2006 [Facility News] Media Day Kicks Off Tropical Cloud Study in Australia Bookmark and Share While on the ground, the Twin Otter (left) and Proteus (right) are sharing hangar space at the Royal Australian Air Force base for the duration of TWP-ICE field operations. While on the ground, the Twin Otter (left) and Proteus (right) are sharing hangar space at the Royal Australian Air Force base for the duration of TWP-ICE field operations. Two days after a highly successful media day, January 21 marked the official start of flight operations for the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment in Darwin, Australia. Science team members are guiding the aircraft missions from the Bureau of Meteorology's Forecast Center in Darwin; the rest of the experiment activities are being managed

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30, 2006 [Facility News] 30, 2006 [Facility News] Precipitation Sensor on Duty at North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share The precipitation sensor was installed about 5 feet above the surface on the piling in the foreground, with power connected through a nearby Climate Reference Network box (background). The precipitation sensor was installed about 5 feet above the surface on the piling in the foreground, with power connected through a nearby Climate Reference Network box (background). Extremely low temperatures and humidity in the northern hemisphere make it very difficult to obtain accurate precipitation measurements. However, because the impacts of climate change are shown to occur most rapidly in the sensitive Arctic environment, these measurements are needed for characterizing boundary layer (surface to 1000-m altitude) conditions and

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Center Blog Center Blog Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance AMF2 Arrives in Finland Jan 02, 2014 [ ARM Mobile Facility 2, BAECC, Blog, Field Notes ] After nine months at sea aboard the Horizon Spirit, the AMF2 reached land for an extended stay at the Station for Measuring Forest Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations (SMEAR II) in Hyytiala, Finland. This nine-month, land-based deployment is in support of the Biogenic Aerosols-Effects on Clouds and Climate (BAECC) project. The deployment begins February 1, 2014, and [...]

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Research Support International Polar Year Begins at ACRF with 3-week Campaign in Barrow Aerosol Affects on Clouds To Be Studied Yearlong Study to Improve Polar Measurements of Radiative Energy Education Efforts Educational Kiosk CD Available at No Cost-Request Yours Today! POLAR-PALOOZA: Climate science goes on tour! Partnership Extends Support for National Science Teacher Conference Teacher's Domain Combines Culture and Climate Other Links ACRF IPY Home U.S. IPY Home ARM Climate Research Facility Contributions to International Polar Year (IPY) The Department of Energy's International Polar Year (IPY) contributions will be conducted at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility (ARM) located in the North Slope of Alaska. This DOE user facility

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ARM - NSA Atqasuk Facility-Inactive  

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Atqasuk Facility-Inactive Atqasuk Facility-Inactive NSA Related Links Facilities and Instruments Barrow Atqasuk ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts NSA Atqasuk Facility-Inactive Location: 70° 28' 19.11" N, 157° 24' 28.99" W Altitude: 20 meters The Atqasuk facility, which was part of the larger ARM Climate Research Facility (ARM) North Slope of Alaska site, was installed the summer of 1999 off of a road near the Atqasuk Airport and operated through 2010. Located approximately 70 miles south of Barrow, Atqasuk is adjacent to the Meade River. Its climate is much more continental than that of Barrow. Atqasuk (population 225) has an economy that is largely based on subsistence fishing and caribou hunting. The Atqasuk community

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Database CM&PM Corrective Maintenance & Preventative Maintenance Database DMF Data Management Facility (ARM) DQ data quality DQO Data Quality Office (ARM) DQPR Data Quality...

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Instrumentation Overview ARM Climate Research Facility 18th Annual...  

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Overview ARM Climate Research Facility 18th Annual ARM Science Team Meeting Jimmy Voyles Voyles STM.2008 Presentation Outline Voyles STM.2008 Presentation Outline * Program Science...

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Field Campaign Guidelines (ARM Climate Research Facility)  

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The purpose of this document is to establish a common set of guidelines for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility for planning, executing, and closing out field campaigns. The steps that guide individual field campaigns are described in the Field Campaign Tracking database tool and are tailored to meet the scope of each specific field campaign.

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Designated User Facilities Designated User Facilities Multiple Laboratories * ARM Climate Research Facility Argonne National Laboratory * Advanced Photon Source (APS) * Electron Microscopy Center for Materials Research * Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) * Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) * Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) * Brookhaven National Laboratory * National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) * Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) * Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) * Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) * National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II ) (under construction) Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory * Fermilab Accelerator Complex Idaho National Laboratory * Advanced Test Reactor ** * Wireless National User Facility (WNUF)

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data from ARM's Aerial Vehicles Program (AVP)  

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The Office of Biological and Environmental Research in DOE's Office of Science is responsible for the ARM Program. The ARM Archive physically resides at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Facility (AMF) and the Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) will be deployed on Cape Cod (MA) for a 12-month period starting in the summer of 2012 in order to quantify aerosol...

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SC-ARM-10-006.7 ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report JW Voyles July 2010 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of...

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ARM mobile facility surface meteorology (MET) handbook.  

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology station (MET) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-min statistics of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity (RH), barometric pressure, and rainrate. Additional sensors may be added to or removed from the base set of sensors depending upon the deployment location, climate regime, or programmatic needs. In addition, sensor types may change depending upon the climate regime of the deployment. These changes/additions are noted in Section 3.

Ritsche, M. T.; Environmental Science Division

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM-11-024 ARM Climate Research Facility ANNUAL REPORT...  

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2011 Recovery Act HIGHLIGHTS October 2010 * Doppler lidars tested at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. *...

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Maintaining History of the ARM Climate Research Facility Data  

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Maintaining History of the ARM Climate Research Facility Data Koontz, Annette Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sivaraman, Chitra Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Martin,...

233

ARM Climate Research Facility Radar Operations Plan  

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Roles, responsibilities, and processes associated with Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Radar Operations.

Voyles, JW

2012-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

234

ARM - Events Article  

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April 12, 2011 [Events, Facility News] April 12, 2011 [Events, Facility News] ARM Participates in Second Annual Atmospheric System Research Science Team Meeting Bookmark and Share In front of her poster, Alice Cialella from Brookhaven National Laboratory speaks to ARM Aerial Facility Program Manager Rickey Petty. In front of her poster, Alice Cialella from Brookhaven National Laboratory speaks to ARM Aerial Facility Program Manager Rickey Petty. ARM Facility staff participated in the second annual Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting, held March 27-April 1 in San Antonio, Texas. ASR and ARM collaborate through the use of ARM facilities for targeted field campaigns and data gathered at ARM sites for climate model improvement. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for science and

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Charter for the ARM Climate Research Facility Science Board  

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The objective of the ARM Science Board is to promote the Nations scientific enterprise by ensuring that the best quality science is conducted at the DOEs User Facility known as the ARM Climate Research Facility. The goal of the User Facility is to serve scientific researchers by providing unique data and tools to facilitate scientific applications for improving understanding and prediction of climate science.

Ferrell, W

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Blog Article  

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8, 2013 [ARM Aerial Facility, ARM Mobile Facility 1, Blog, Field 8, 2013 [ARM Aerial Facility, ARM Mobile Facility 1, Blog, Field Notes, TCAP] TCAP Updates: A New Instrument and Cold Weather Bookmark and Share Editor's note: Dr. Larry Berg is the lead scientist for the Two-Column Aerosol Project. The ARM Mobile Facility site, deployed at Truro, Massachusetts, is shown here in an earlier and warmer time of the year. The ARM Mobile Facility site, deployed at Truro, Massachusetts, is shown here in an earlier and warmer time of the year. We are back on Cape Cod for the second TCAP intensive operations period, which we abbreviate as IOP. The weather conditions have been challenging (more on that later), but we have managed to get in a number of good research flights between the storms. We made one important change to the G-1 aircraft for the second IOP, and that was to include a special inlet

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ARM - Field Campaign - Application of the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) to  

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govCampaignsApplication of the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) to Study the govCampaignsApplication of the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) to Study the Aerosol Indirect Effects in China Campaign Links China Website Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Application of the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) to Study the Aerosol Indirect Effects in China 2008.05.15 - 2008.12.29 Website : http://www.arm.gov/sites/amf/hfe/ Lead Scientist : Zhanqing Li For data sets, see below. Description Aerosols in China have exceptionally high loading and diverse properties whose influence has been detected across the Pacific Rim. The rapid pace of changes in the atmospheric environment over China provides a natural testbed for identifying and quantifying the climatic effects of aerosols. Preliminary analyses of multiple satellite datasets (MODIS, TMI, TRMM)

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DOE/SC-ARM-13-004 Charter for the ARM Climate Research Facility  

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Charter for the ARM Climate Research Facility Science Board March 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the...

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ARM - SGP Geographic Information By Facility  

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Geographic Information By Facility Geographic Information By Facility SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts SGP Geographic Information By Facility Note: BF = Boundary Facility, EF = Extended Facility, and IF = Intermediate Facility Site Elevation (m) Lat./Long. Surface Type Anthony, Kansas: EF31 412 37.151 N -98.362W Pasture Ashton, Kansas: EF9 386 37.133 N 97.266 W Pasture Beaumont, Kansas: IF1 (Removed 4/12/2011) 478 37.626 N 96.538 W Rangeland Billings, OK (XSAPR Radar): IF4 330 36.579 N 97.364 W Cultivated Field Billings, OK (915 MHz RWP): IF9 291 36.476 N

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The Arm Climate Research Facility: A Review of Structure and Capabilities  

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (www.arm.gov) provides atmospheric observations from diverse climatic regimes around the world. Because it is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) user facility, ARM data are freely ...

James H. Mather; Jimmy W. Voyles

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Mobile Facility - Design and Schedule for Integration  

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Mobile Facility - Design and Schedule for Integration Mobile Facility - Design and Schedule for Integration K. B. Widener Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Abstract The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has a need for an ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) that can be deployed anywhere in the world for up to 12 months at a time. This system shall be modular so that it can meet the needs of ARM science objectives of each individual deployment. The design phase for developing the AMF has begun. A design review was held for the AMF in December 2002. The design of the shelters, instrumentation, and data system along with the schedule for integration will be presented. Introduction Early in the development of the ARM Program, the need to be able to make atmospheric measurements

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Style Guide Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility  

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Style Guide Style Guide Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility March 2013 Style Guide Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility March 2013 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research March 2013 ii Contents 1.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Acronyms and Abbreviations ............................................................................................................... 1 2.1 Usage ............................................................................................................................................ 1

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and Atmospheric  

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science and Infrastructure Steering Committee CHARTER June 2012 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not

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ARM - 2012 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data  

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2 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data 2 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance 2012 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data Monday, January 23 Presentation Type Session ID and Presentation Title Presenters Time and Location Oral Invited J2.1, Next-Generation Global Precipitation Data for Hydrometeorogical Applications Arthur Y. Hou, Dalia Bach Kirschbaum 11:00 AM, 256

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ARM - 2013 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data  

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3 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data 3 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance 2013 AMS Presentations Featuring ARM Data Sunday, January 6 Presentation Type Session ID and Presentation Title Presenters Time and Location Poster Sessions Poster S150 Analysis of SPartiCus Data for Cirrus Modeling Case Studies R. L. Atlas, A. M. Fridlind and M. Diao 2:30-4:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 3

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ARM - AGU Presentations Featuring ARM Data  

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CenterAGU Presentations Featuring ARM Data CenterAGU Presentations Featuring ARM Data Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance AGU Presentations Featuring ARM Data Monday, December 13 Presentation Type Session ID and Presentation Title Presenters Time and Location A11H. Atmospheric Sciences General Contributions: Clouds and Aerosol-Cloud Interactions I

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Simultaneous Spectral Albedo Measurements Near the ARM SGP Central Facility  

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Simultaneous Spectral Albedo Measurements Simultaneous Spectral Albedo Measurements Near the ARM SGP Central Facility J. J. Michalsky and Q.-L. Min Atmospheric Sciences Research Center State University of New York Albany, New York J. C. Barnard and R. T. Marchand Pacific Northwest National Laboratory P. Pilewskie National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center Moffett Field, California Introduction During ARM Enhanced Shortwave Experiment II (ARESE II) the Twin Otter aircraft made low-altitude (100-300-m) passes over the Central Facility (CF) at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Clouds and Radiation Testbed (CART) site as part of the flight pattern design for the experiment. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center's Solar Spectral Flux

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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time for the second phase of research flights for the Two-Column Aerosol Project at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Despite a few "snow days" the ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) team completed...

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ARM - About ARM  

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ARM About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management Plan (PDF, 335KB) Field...

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ARM facility captures rare tornado data [EVS News]  

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ARM facility captures rare tornado data ARM facility captures rare tornado data June 13, 2013 Every spring, tornadoes thunder across five states, from Kansas to Texas, and alerts are common. However, by Monday, May 20, it was clear that this time the alert had a different urgency to it. The turn of events leading up to the EF-5 tornado that wreaked havoc in Moore, Oklahoma, provided a unique opportunity for scientists to sample the environment preceding a severe weather event. Read more about how EVS scientist, Donna Holdridge, supported the ARM program in the full article. Raw data from the additional radiosonde launches preceding the severe weather events of May 20 in Oklahoma. The blue line identifies the temperature, which decreases with increasing altitude. The red line is the dew point, the temperature at which the air is 100% saturated with its water vapor content. Where the dew point approaches the actual temperature, the air is nearing 100% relative humidity near the ground-ideal conditions for tornado events.

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ARM - Social Media Guidance  

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CenterSocial Media Guidance CenterSocial Media Guidance Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance Social Media Guidance Comments The ARM Climate Research Facility (ARM) welcomes comments on our website, blog, and our social media sites such as Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Comments are welcome at any time; however, responses to comments will

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The Arm Mobile Facility and Its First International Deployment: Measuring Radiative Flux Divergence in West Africa  

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF) was recently developed to enable collection of detailed climate data in locations not currently sampled by ARM's five fixed sites. The AMF includes a comprehensive suite of active ...

Mark A. Miller; Anthony Slingo

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology Handbook - October 2008  

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The ARM Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology station (AMF MET) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-minute statistics of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and rain-rate. Additional sensors may be added to or removed from the base set of sensors depending upon the deployment location, climate regime or programmatic needs. Additionally, sensor types may change depending upon the climate regime of the deployment. These changes/additions are noted in the Deployment Locations and History section.

MT Ritsche

2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Technical Report for Chief Scientist for Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerial Vehicle Program (AVP)  

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The major responsibilities of the PI were identified as 1) the formulation of campaign plans, 2) the representation of AVP in various scientific communities inside and outside of ARM and the associated working groups, 3) the coordination and selection of the relative importance of the three different focus areas (routine observations, IOPs, instrument development program), 4) the examination and quality control of the data collected by AVP, and 5) providing field support for flight series. This report documents the accomplishments in each of these focus areas for the 3 years of funding for the grant that were provided.

Greg M. McFarquhar

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM-10-006.4 ARM Climate Research Facility Instrumentation Status and Information  

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4 4 ARM Climate Research Facility Instrumentation Status and Information JW Voyles April 2010 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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DOE/SC-ARM-10-006.9 ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report  

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9 9 ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report JW Voyles September 2010 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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DOE/SC-ARM-10-006.8 ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report  

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8 8 ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report JW Voyles August 2010 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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Quality Assurance of ARM Program Climate Research Facility Data  

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This report documents key aspects of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) data quality assurance program as it existed in 2008. The performance of ACRF instruments, sites, and data systems is measured in terms of the availability, usability, and accessibility of the data to a user. First, the data must be available to users; that is, the data must be collected by instrument systems, processed, and delivered to a central repository in a timely manner. Second, the data must be usable; that is, the data must be inspected and deemed of sufficient quality for scientific research purposes, and data users must be able to readily tell where there are known problems in the data. Finally, the data must be accessible; that is, data users must be able to easily find, obtain, and work with the data from the central repository. The processes described in this report include instrument deployment and calibration; instrument and facility maintenance; data collection and processing infrastructure; data stream inspection and assessment; the roles of value-added data processing and field campaigns in specifying data quality and haracterizing the basic measurement; data archival, display, and distribution; data stream reprocessing; and engineering and operations management processes and procedures. Future directions in ACRF data quality assurance also are presented.

RA Peppler; KE Kehoe; KL Sonntag; CP Bahrmann; SJ Richardson; SW Christensen; RA McCord; DJ Doty; R Wagener; RC Eagan; JC Lijegren; BW Orr; DL Sisterson; TD Halter; NN Keck; CN Long; MC Macduff; JH Mather; RC Perez; JW Voyles; MD Ivey; ST Moore; DL Nitschke; BD Perkins; DD Turner

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM-10-032 ARM Climate Research Facility AnnuAl RepoRt - 2010  

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10-032 10-032 ARM Climate Research Facility AnnuAl RepoRt - 2010 Recovery Act HigHligHts September 2009 * One hundred percent of allocated funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 released to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. October 2009 * Preliminary design reviews successfully completed for new solar spectrometer and Data Management Facility (DMF) upgrades. December 2009 * Preliminary design reviews successfully completed for 18 new radars and upgrades to existing radars. January 2010 * Design reviews completed for DMF, radars, and shipborne radar wind profiler. * Installation and integration of new equipment in process for the ARM Data Archive and aircraft infrastructure, data systems, and

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ARM - Education  

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CenterEducation CenterEducation Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance Education Education Archive » Junior Rangers Enjoy Science Education at ARM Facility on Cape Cod Apr 25, 2013 School break means vacation, and around Cape Cod, that often means a trip to the seashore. On April 17, families looking for fun and educational outdoor activities spent several hours at Cape Cod National Seashore's Highlands Center for Junior Ranger Day. They were drawn to an event announcement in the park activities newsletter that [...]

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DECOMMISSIONING AND ENVRIONMENTAL CLEANUP OF SMALL ARMS TRAINING FACILITY  

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USDOE performed a (CERCLA) non-time critical removal (NTCR) action at the Small Arms Training Area (SATA) Site Evaluation Area (SEA) located at the Savannah River Site (SRS), in Aiken, South Carolina. From 1951 to May 2010, the SATA was used as a small weapons practice and qualifying firing range. The SATA consisted of 870.1 ha (2,150 ac) of woodlands and open field, of which approximately 2.9 ha (7.3 ac) were used as a firing range. The SATA facility was comprised of three small arms ranges (one static and two interactive), storage buildings for supplies, a weapons cleaning building, and a control building. Additionally, a 113- m (370-ft) long earthen berm was used as a target backstop during live-fire exercises. The berm soils accumulated a large amount of spent lead bullets in the berm face during the facilities 59- years of operation. The accumulation of lead was such that soil concentrations exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) residential and industrial worker regional screening levels (RSLs). The RSL threshold values are based on standardized exposure scenarios that estimate contaminant concentrations in soil that the USEPA considers protective of humans over a lifetime. For the SATA facility, lead was present in soil at concentrations that exceed both the current residential (400 mg/kg) and industrial (800 mg/kg) RSLs. In addition, the concentration of lead in the soil exceeded the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 261.24) regulatory limit. The TCLP analysis simulates landfill conditions and is designed to determine the mobility of contaminants in waste. In addition, a principal threat source material (PTSM) evaluation, human health risk assessment (HHRA), and contaminant migration (CM) analysis were conducted to evaluate soil contamination at the SATA SEA. This evaluation determined that there were no contaminants present that constitute PTSM and the CM analysis revealed that no constituents posed a migration risk to groundwater. The NTCR action involved removal of approximately 12,092 m3 (15,816 yd3) of spent bullets and lead-impacted soil and off-site disposal. The removal action included soils from the berm area, a fill area that received scraped soils from the berm, and soil from a drainage ditch located on the edge of the berm area. Also included in the removal action was a mixture of soil, concrete, and asphalt from the other three range areas. Under this action, 11,796 m3 (15,429 yd3) of hazardous waste and impacted soil were removed from the SATA and transported to a permitted hazardous waste disposal facility (Lone Mountain Facility in Oklahoma) and 296 m3 (387 yd3) of nonhazardous waste (primarily concrete debris) were removed and transported to a local solid waste landfill for disposal. During the excavation process, the extent was continuously assessed through the use of a hand-held, field-portable X-ray fluorescence unit with results verified using confirmation sampling with certified laboratory analysis. Following the completion of the excavation and confirmation sampling, final contouring, grading, and establishment of vegetative cover was performed to stabilize the affected areas. The NTCR action began on August 17, 2010, and mechanical completion was achieved on April 27, 2011. The selected removal action met the removal action objectives (RAOs), is protective of human health and the environment both in the short- and long-term, was successful in removing potential ecological risks, and is protective of surface water and groundwater. Furthermore, the selected NTCR action met residential cleanup goals and resulted in the release of the SEA from restricted use contributing to the overall footprint reduction at SRS.

Kmetz, T.

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM-12-023 ARM Climate Research Facility AnnuAl RepoRt - 2012  

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2-023 2-023 ARM Climate Research Facility AnnuAl RepoRt - 2012 New Climate Measurement Sites h ?QOPQK?* ? * - " ?q " *"- ?l *?G qlH?b " * ?q ?e " "* ? ? - " ?*"-? "?- *"- ? "* Y? ? "? ql?l- " ?e " "* ? - ? ? * ? - *? *?n " *- K? K? ? ? "? ? "* ?- ?f "- ?h ? " ?* ? - M?? ? "? "* ? ? ?*-? ?- *"- ? ?* ? ?- ?QOPRK? ?* ?"" ? -" ? ql ? " *" ? "* ?- ? *? " * ?- *"- ? " "*" ? - ?* ?"- M??o - - ?" * * *"- ? - ?* ?*"-? "* ?" Y

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ARM - ARM Science Board  

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Science Board Board Business About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management...

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ARM Climate Research Facility | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Research » Climate and Research » Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) » ARM Climate Research Facility Biological and Environmental Research (BER) BER Home About Research Research Abstracts Searchable Archive of BER Highlights External link Biological Systems Science Division (BSSD) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) ARM Climate Research Facility Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Data Management Earth System Modeling (ESM) Program William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change Regional & Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) Program Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration External link Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BER

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ARM - ARM Safety Policy  

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Safety Policy Safety Policy About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ Outreach Displays History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management Plan (PDF, 335KB) Field Campaign Guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB) ARM Climate Research Facility Expansion Workshop (PDF, 1.46MB) Facility Activities ARM and the Recovery Act Contributions to International Polar Year Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send ARM Safety Policy The ARM Climate Research Facility safety policy states that all activities for which the ARM Climate Research Facility has primary responsibility will be conducted in such a manner that all reasonable precautions are taken to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public. All

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Air quality investigations of the Sandia National Laboratories Sol se Mete Aerial Cable Facility  

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The air quality implications of the test and evaluation activities at the Sandia National Laboratories Sol se Mete Aerial Cable Facility are examined. All facets of the activity that affect air quality are considered. Air contaminants produced directly include exhaust products of rocket motors used to accelerate test articles, dust and gas from chemical explosives, and exhaust gases from electricity generators in the test arenas. Air contaminants produced indirectly include fugitive dust and exhaust contaminants from vehicles used to transport personnel and material to the test area, and effluents produced by equipment used to heat the project buildings. Both the ongoing program and the proposed changes in the program are considered. Using a reliable estimate of th maximum annual testing level, the quantities of contaminants released by project activities ar computed either from known characteristics of test items or from EPA-approved emission factors Atmospheric concentrations of air contaminants are predicted using EPA dispersion models. The predicted quantities and concentrations are evaluated in relation to Federal, New Mexico, an Bernalillo County air quality regulations and the human health and safety standards of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

Gutman, W.M.; Silver, R.J. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Physical Science Lab.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Recovery Act Instruments  

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ActRecovery Act Instruments ActRecovery Act Instruments Recovery Act Logo Subscribe FAQs Recovery Act Instruments Recovery Act Fact Sheet March 2010 Poster (PDF, 10MB) External Resources Recovery Act - Federal Recovery Act - DOE Recovery Act - ANL Recovery Act - BNL Recovery Act - LANL Recovery Act - PNNL Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Recovery Act Instruments These pages provide a breakdown of the new instruments planned for installation among the permanent and mobile ARM sites. In addition, several instruments will be purchased for use throughout the facility and deployed as needed. These are considered "facility spares" and are included in the table below. View All | Hide All ARM Aerial Facility Instrument Title Instrument Mentor Measurement Group Measurements

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Data Quality Assessment and Control for the ARM Climate Research Facility  

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The mission of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is to provide observations of the earth climate system to the climate research community for the purpose of improving the understanding and representation, in climate and earth system models, of clouds and aerosols as well as their coupling with the Earth's surface. In order for ARM measurements to be useful toward this goal, it is important that the measurements are of a known and reasonable quality. The ARM data quality program includes several components designed to identify quality issues in near-real-time, track problems to solutions, assess more subtle long-term issues, and communicate problems to the user community.

Peppler, R

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM-11-001 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Instrument...  

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Research Facility Quarterly Instrument Report Fourth Quarter: October 1-December 30, 2010 JW Voyles January 2011 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of...

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North Slope of Alaska ARM Climate Research Facility  

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3 Emergency Response Plan June 2010 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility North Slope of AlaskaAdjacent Arctic Ocean Emergency Response Plan Purpose The...

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ARM Climate Research Facility Infrastructure Report for the August 2005 STEC Meeting  

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Climate Research Facility Climate Research Facility Operations Status System Upgrades & Enhancements Status Brad Perkins ARM Engineering, TWPO/AMF March 29, 2006 2 Overview ARM Science Team Meeting - March 2006 Progress Report Demonstration Discussion? 3 Background Before we go on... Who is my Audience? Do I need to explain OSS' Purpose? 4 Background OSS Meeting, July 2005 Argonne National Laboratory ECO-00432 Late 2004/Early 2005 Requirements Analysis Operations Managers, OSS Users Present Problems Reviewed & Solutions Offered Future Features/Modules Discussed Path Forward Outlined w/ Schedule Calibration Module Requirement Removed 5 Status December 2005 Target Underestimated Effort Other Issues Competing Priorities (AMF support) Post Argonne Meeting Requirements Gathering

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Biological investigations of the Sandia National Laboratories Sol se Mete Aerial Cable Facility  

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This report provides results of a comprehensive biological field survey performed on the Sandia National Laboratories Aerial Cable Facility, at the east end of Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), Bernalillo County, New Mexico. This survey was conducted late September through October, 1991. ACF occupies a 440-acre tract of land withdrawn by the US Forest Service (USFS) for use by KAFB, and in turn placed under operational control of SNL by the Department of Energy (DOE). All land used by SNL for ACF is part of a 15,851-acre tract of land withdrawn by the US Forest Service. In addition, a number of different organizations use the 15,851-acre area. The project area used by SNL encompasses portions of approximately six sections (3,840 acres) of US Forest Service land located within the foothills of the west side of the Manzano Mountains (East Mesa). The biological study area is used by the KAFB, the US Department of Interior, and SNL. This area includes: (1) Sol se Mete Springs and Canyon, (2) East Anchor Access Road, (3) East Anchor Site, (4) Rocket Sled Track, (5) North Arena, (6) East Instrumentation Site and Access Road, (7) West Anchor Access Road, (8) West Anchor Site, (9) South Arena, (10) Winch Sites, (11) West Instrumentation Sites, (12) Explosive Assembly Building, (13) Control Building, (14) Lurance Canyon Road and vicinity. Although portions of approximately 960 acres of withdrawn US Forest Service land have been altered, only 700 acres have been disturbed by activities associated with ACF; approximately 2,880 acres consist of natural habitat. Absence of grazing by livestock and possibly native ungulates, and relative lack of human disturbance have allowed this area to remain in a more natural vegetative state relative to the condition of private range lands throughout New Mexico. This report evaluates threatened and endangered species found on ACF, as well as a comprehensive assessment of biological habitats.

Sullivan, R.M.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity of the ARM SGP Central Facility  

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Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity of the ARM SGP Central Facility R. O. Knuteson, R. G. Dedecker, W. F. Feltz, B. J. Osbourne, H. E. Revercomb, and D. C. Tobin Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin Introduction The University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-SSEC) has developed, under National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funding, a model for the infrared land surface emissivity (LSE) in the vicinity of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Central Facility (CF) in North Central Oklahoma. The UW-Madison LSE model is part of the ARM best

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ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report August 2010  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

Voyles, JW

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Climate Research Facility Monthly Instrument Report September 2010  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

Voyles, JW

2010-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Climate Research Facility Instrumentation Status and Information December 2009  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) field campaigns, (3) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (4) proposed future instrumentation, and (5) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

JW Voyles

2010-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Features and Releases Archive  

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CenterFeaturesFeatures and Releases Archive CenterFeaturesFeatures and Releases Archive Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance Features and Releases Archive 2013 Dec 30 Pole Position: New Field Campaigns Explore Arctic and Antarctic Atmosphere Nov 13 Research Flights Completed for Biomass Burning Field Campaign Nov 07 MAGIC Takes a Bow

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DOE/SC-ARM-11-004 ARM Climate Research Facility The U.S. Department of Energy  

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4 4 ARM Climate Research Facility The U.S. Department of Energy Management Plan February 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

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May 22, 2008 Events DOE AVP Hosts Workshop on Aircraft Instrumentation The Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerial Vehicle Program (AVP) is sponsoring...

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ARM - Forms  

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ARMForms About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management Plan (PDF, 335KB) Field...

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ARM - ARM Organization  

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ARMARM Organization ARMARM Organization Laboratory Partners Nine DOE national laboratories share the responsibility of managing and operating the ARM Climate Research Facility. ARM Group Links Science Board SISC Charter Data Archive Data Management Facility Data Quality Program Engineering Support External Data Center ARM Organization The ARM Climate Research Facility operates field research sites around the world for global change research. Three primary locations-Southern Great Plains, Tropical Western Pacific, North Slope of Alaska-plus aircraft and the portable ARM Mobile Facilities-are heavily instrumented to collect massive amounts of atmospheric measurements needed to create data files. Scientists use these data to study the effects and interactions of sunlight, clouds, and radiant energy, as well as interdisciplinary research

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A Climatology of Midlatitude Continental Clouds from the ARM SGP Central Facility. Part II: Cloud Fraction and Surface Radiative Forcing  

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Data collected at the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility (SCF) are analyzed to determine the monthly and hourly variations of cloud fraction and radiative forcing between ...

Xiquan Dong; Baike Xi; Patrick Minnis

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - News Center  

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Center Center Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center Forecast Calls for Better Models: Examining the Core Components of Arctic Clouds to Clear Their Influence on Climate Jan 07, 2014 [ Research Highlights ] Predicting how atmospheric aerosols influence cloud formation and the resulting feedback to climate is a challenge that limits the accuracy of atmospheric models. This is especially true in the Arctic, where mixed-phase (both ice- and liquid-based) clouds are frequently observed, but the processes that determine their composition are poorly understood. To obtain a closer look [...]

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CenterResearch Highlights CenterResearch Highlights Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance Research Highlights Research Highlights Archive » Forecast Calls for Better Models: Examining the Core Components of Arctic Clouds to Clear Their Influence on Climate Jan 07, 2014 Predicting how atmospheric aerosols influence cloud formation and the resulting feedback to climate is a challenge that limits the accuracy of atmospheric models. This is especially true in the Arctic, where mixed-phase (both ice- and liquid-based) clouds are frequently observed, but the processes that determine their composition are poorly understood. To obtain a closer look [...]

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govSite Index govSite Index Expand | Collapse Site Index Videos Image Library About ARM About ARM (home) ARM and the Recovery Act ARM and the Recovery Act (home) ARM Recovery Act Project FAQs Recovery Act Instruments ARM Climate Research Facility Contributions to International Polar Year (IPY) ARM Climate Research Facility Contributions to International Polar Year (IPY) (home) ARM Education and Outreach Efforts Support IPY Research Support for International Polar Year (IPY) ARM Organization ARM Organization (home) Laboratory Partners ARM Safety Policy ARM Science Board ARM Science Board (home) Board Business Become a User Comments and Questions Contacts Contacts (home) ARM Engineering and Operations Contacts Facility Statistics Facility Statistics (home) Historical Field Campaign Statistics

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ARM - Program News Article  

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through the ARM Data Archive. The ARM Mobile Facility, currently operating at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, moves to Brazil for the GOAMAZON field campaign in...

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Contributions of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and the ARM Climate Research Facility to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program  

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The Earths surface temperature is determined by the balance between incoming solar radiation and thermal (or infrared) radiation emitted by the Earth back to space. Changes in atmospheric composition, including greenhouse gases, clouds, and aerosols can alter this balance and produce significant climate change. Global climate models (GCMs) are the primary tool for quantifying future climate change; however, there remain significant uncertainties in the GCM treatment of clouds, aerosol, and their effects on the Earths energy balance. The 2007 assessment (AR4) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports a substantial range among GCMs in climate sensitivity to greenhouse gas emissions. The largest contributor to this range lies in how different models handle changes in the way clouds absorb or reflect radiative energy in a changing climate (Solomon et al. 2007). In 1989, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science created the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program within the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) to address scientific uncertainties related to global climate change, with a specific focus on the crucial role of clouds and their influence on the transfer of radiation in the atmosphere. To address this problem, BER has adopted a unique two-pronged approach: * The ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF), a scientific user facility for obtaining long-term measurements of radiative fluxes, cloud and aerosol properties, and related atmospheric characteristics in diverse climate regimes. * The ARM Science Program, focused on the analysis of ACRF data to address climate science issues associated with clouds, aerosols, and radiation, and to improve GCMs. This report describes accomplishments of the BER ARM Program toward addressing the primary uncertainties related to climate change prediction as identified by the IPCC.

SA Edgerton; LR Roeder

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Events Article  

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in Atlanta Bookmark and Share Many visitors to the ARM display asked about solar power and the ARM Mobile Facility. Many visitors to the ARM display asked about solar power...

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ARM - Article  

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18, 2009 [Data Announcements, Facility News] 18, 2009 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Data Available from ARM Mobile Facility Deployment in China Bookmark and Share The Study of Aerosol Indirect Effects in China was anchored by the ARM Mobile Facility in Shouxian and included an additional instrumented site to the east at Lake Taihu and two instrumented sites to the north. All data collected by the ARM Mobile Facility in Shouxian are now publicly available at the Data Archive. In addition, data collected at the northern Zhangye site are in the process of being transmitted to the External Data Center for final formatting and should be available at the Archive by the end of this week. At this time, data acquired at Taihu by ARM instruments and by in-country researcher instruments cannot be made public. In addition, limited airborne

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An aerial radiological survey of the Babcock and Wilcox Nuclear Facilities and surrounding area, Lynchburg, Virginia. Date of survey: July 1988  

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An aerial radiological survey was conducted from July 18 through July 25, 1988, over a 41-square-kilometer (16-square-mile) area surrounding the Babcock and Wilcox nuclear facilities located near Lynchburg, Virginia. The survey was conducted at a nominal altitude of 61 meters (200 feet) with line spacings of 91 meters (300 feet). A contour map of the terrestrial gamma exposure rate extrapolated to 1 meter above ground level (AGL) was prepared and overlaid on an aerial photograph. The terrestrial exposure rates varied from 8 to 12 microroentgens per hour ({mu}R/h). A search of the data for man-made radiation sources revealed the presence of three areas of high count rates in the survey area. Spectra accumulated over the main plant showed the presence of cobalt-60 ({sup 60}Co) and cesium-137 ({sup 137}Cs). A second area near the main plant indicated the presence of uranium-235 ({sup 235}U). Protactinium-234m ({sup 234m}Pa) and {sup 60}Co were detected over a building to the east of the main plant. Soil samples and pressurized ion chamber measurements were obtained at four locations within the survey boundaries in support of the aerial data.

Guss, P.P.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Events Article  

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28, 2010 Events, Facility News ARM Supports User Facility Outreach in Washington D.C. The 2010 joint APS and AAPT meeting presented an excellent opportunity to share ARM...

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ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Fourth Quarter: July 1September 30, 2012  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise status update for value-added products (VAP) implemented by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) new VAPs for which development has begun, (2) progress on existing VAPs, (3) future VAPs that have been recently approved, (4) other work that leads to a VAP, and (5) top requested VAPs from the archive.

Sivaraman, C

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report First Quarter: October 01-December 31, 2011  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise status update for value-added products (VAP) implemented by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) new VAPs for which development has begun, (2) progress on existing VAPs, (3) future VAPs that have been recently approved, (4) other work that leads to a VAP, and (5) top requested VAPs from the archive.

Sivaraman, C

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Events Article  

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March 29, 2012 [Events] March 29, 2012 [Events] ARM Attends Third Annual Atmospheric System Research Science Team Meeting Bookmark and Share The ARM Climate Research Facility provided information about the user facility, including a live data kiosk, public information materials, and banners showcasing the three fixed ARM sites. The ARM Climate Research Facility provided information about the user facility, including a live data kiosk, public information materials, and banners showcasing the three fixed ARM sites. The third annual Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting, held March 12-16 in Arlington, Virginia, brought together members of ASR and the ARM Climate Research Facility. ASR and ARM collaborate through the use of ARM facilities for targeted field campaigns and data gathered at ARM

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ARM - Glossary  

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govAboutGlossary govAboutGlossary About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ Outreach Displays History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management Plan (PDF, 335KB) Field Campaign Guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB) ARM Climate Research Facility Expansion Workshop (PDF, 1.46MB) Facility Activities ARM and the Recovery Act Contributions to International Polar Year Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Acronyms / Glossary 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A absolute humidity The mass of water vapor in a given volume. absolutely stable air An atmospheric condition that exists when the environmental lapse rate is less than the moist adiabatic lapse rate. absolutely unstable air

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ARM - Features  

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2013 On June 30, the first ARM Mobile Facility completed a one-year deployment at Cape Cod National Seashore for the Two-Column Aerosol Project. On the heels of this highly...

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ARM - Science  

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Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 Science New C-band...

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ARM - Article  

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October 6, 2010 Facility News New Raman Lidar En Route to Australia Bookmark and Share Since 1996, the ARM Southern Great Plains site has maintained one of the few operational...

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ARM - Blog Article  

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1, 2013 [BBOP, Blog, Field Notes] 1, 2013 [BBOP, Blog, Field Notes] "...and BBOP was chosen for this one." Bookmark and Share The Biomass Burning Observation Project, or BBOP, is a field campaign that is being carried out with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerial Facility (AAF) of the U.S. Department of Energy this summer to measure the evolution of properties of aerosols produced by biomass burns. Biomass refers to any vegetation-trees, grass, etc.-and thus biomass burns refer to forest fires, grass fires, etc., whether they be natural, such as forest fires started by lightning strikes, or anthropogenic (i.e., man-made), such as crops being burned by farmers. This first newsletter will give an introduction to BBOP, and subsequent newsletters, to be distributed every few weeks, will provide information on the status of the

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ARM - Become a User  

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ARMBecome a User About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management Plan (PDF,...

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ARM - Events Article  

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User Facility Featured at Atmospheric System Research Science Team Meeting During Tuesday afternoon's plenary session, Dave Turner provided an overview of the ARM Facility and...

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ARM - Frequently Asked Questions  

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it. Funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science, data from this scientific user facility - the ARM Climate Research Facility - are particularly useful for the...

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ARM - Historical Visitor Statistics  

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and Usage (October 1995 - Present) Historical Visitor Statistics As a national user facility, ARM is required to report facility use for actual visitors and for active user...

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FACT SHEET U.S. Department of Energy ARM Mobile Facility  

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- L * f - * -* - * * - M * Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii (2012-2013) Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2012-2013) Steamboat Springs, Colorado (2010-2011) * 95-GHz W-Band ARM...

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Characterization of Vertical Velocity and Drop Size Distribution Parameters in Widespread Precipitation at ARM Facilities  

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Extended, high-resolution measurements of vertical air motion and median volume drop diameter D0 in widespread precipitation from three diverse Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) locations [Lamont, Oklahoma, Southern Great Plains site ...

Scott E. Giangrande; Edward P. Luke; Pavlos Kollias

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiyear Summertime Observations of Daytime Fair-Weather Cumuli at the ARM Southern Great Plains Facility  

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A long data record (14 yr) of ground-based observations at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site is analyzed to document the macroscopic and dynamical properties of daytime fair-weather cumulus clouds ...

Arunchandra S. Chandra; Pavlos Kollias; Bruce A. Albrecht

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - ARM Recovery Act Project FAQs  

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ActARM Recovery Act Project FAQs ActARM Recovery Act Project FAQs Recovery Act Logo Subscribe FAQs Recovery Act Instruments Recovery Act Fact Sheet March 2010 Poster (PDF, 10MB) External Resources Recovery Act - Federal Recovery Act - DOE Recovery Act - ANL Recovery Act - BNL Recovery Act - LANL Recovery Act - PNNL Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send ARM Recovery Act Project FAQs Why is ARM buying new instruments and equipment? The ARM Climate Research Facility (ARM) is receiving $60 million dollars in Recovery Act funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to build the next generation facility for climate change research. Using input from past ARM user workshops and ARM working group discussion, ARM has planned for the purchase and deployment of an expansive array of new

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ARM - Article  

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27, 2009 [Facility News, Feature Stories and Releases] 27, 2009 [Facility News, Feature Stories and Releases] Ceremony in the Azores Recognizes Scientific Collaborations Bookmark and Share A mix of green pastures and isolated white-housed villages dot the landscape of Graciosa Island. The ARM Mobile Facility will be located near the airport at the northern end of the island. A mix of green pastures and isolated white-housed villages dot the landscape of Graciosa Island. The ARM Mobile Facility will be located near the airport at the northern end of the island. In a signing ceremony at the Laboratorio Regional Engenharia Civil in Ponta Delgada, the Azores, government officials from the United States and Portugal formally recognized agreements for scientific collaboration related to the ARM Mobile Facility deployment on Graciosa Island. The

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ARM - Article  

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27, 2009 [Facility News] 27, 2009 [Facility News] Arrival of Recovery Act Funds Sets Wheels In Motion Bookmark and Share So that people can easily recognize the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, all projects will be stamped with the Recovery Act logo. So that people can easily recognize the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, all projects will be stamped with the Recovery Act logo. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka stimulus), the Department of Energy's Office of Science received $1.2 billion. In late May, DOE released approximately $54 million-90 percent-of the $60 million allocated to the ARM Climate Research Facility. During the next 18 months, the ARM Climate Research Facility will purchase and deploy dual-frequency scanning cloud radars to all the ARM sites, enhance several

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ARM - Collaborations  

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govScienceCollaborations govScienceCollaborations Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 Collaborations The ARM Climate Research Facility collaborates extensively with other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs and laboratories, agencies, universities, and private firms in gathering and sharing data. This collaborative approach allows ARM to leverage its investment in instruments, sites, data, and science and to gain the knowledge necessary

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ARM - Education Archive  

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Archive 2013 Apr 25 Junior Rangers Enjoy Science Education at ARM Facility on Cape Cod Apr 24 A Twist on TwisterTM: ARM Educational Outreach Participates in Community Science...

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ARM - Instrument - sebs  

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East Arm, Darwin, Australia ARM Mobile Facility PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1 SBS M1 Browse Data Steamboat Springs CO, Valley Site Contact(s) David Cook...

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ARM - Events Article  

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1, 2010 Events, Facility News User Facility Outreach Ramps Up at AGU Fall Meeting At the ARM outreach display, many visitors unfamiliar with the user facility engaged in lengthy...

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ARM - VAP Process - mergesonde  

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Productsmergesonde Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you Send...

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ARM - VAP Process - qmemwrcol  

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Productsqmemwrcol Documentation & Plots Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you Send us a note below...

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ARM - Events Article  

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popular with data seekers and led to queries for the ARM Mobile Facilities to come to Peru, Honduras, Australia, and the Caribbean. Popular outreach materials included DOE's...

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ARM - Recovery Act  

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Act were deployed with the ARM second mobile facility (AMF2) in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Led by the AMF2 team from Argonne National Laboratory, installation activities began...

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ARM - Publications Article  

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September 27, 2013 [Publications] September 27, 2013 [Publications] New Radar Brochure Available Bookmark and Share A new brochure describing ARM's global network of 32 research radars is now available. ARM radars are divided into three main groups: Scanning ARM Cloud Radars; Scanning ARM Precipitation Radars; and ARM Cloud Profiling Radars. A map is included, showing where specific radars are located throughout the ARM sites: North Slope of Alaska, Southern Great Plains, Tropical Western Pacific, and Eastern North Atlantic. It also indicates which type of radars are available with each of ARM's three mobile facilities. In addition, the brochure includes a high-level flowchart detailing how ARM radar data is stored, processed, and output into advanced data products and tools. All ARM data can be found using the ARM Data

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ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Instrument Report Fourth Quarter: October 1December 30, 2010  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

Voyles, JW

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM-020 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility  

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20 20 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report July 1-September 30, 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or

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DOE/SC-ARM-12-021 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility  

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1 1 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report July 1-September 30, 2012 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or

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DOE/SC-ARM-13-020 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility  

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0 0 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report July 1-September 30, 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or

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Facility, Lamont, OK ARM Mobile Facility PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1 Contact(s) Nitin Bharadwaj (509) 372-4267 nitin@pnnl.gov Kevin Widener (509)...

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ARM - Instrument - pass  

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Facility, Lamont, OK ARM Mobile Facility PVC S1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS See Also Contact(s) Manvendra Dubey (505) 665-3128 dubey@lanl.gov Stephen...

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ARM - Instrument - mfr  

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SGP C1 Browse Data Central Facility, Lamont, OK ARM Mobile Facility PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1 Contact(s) Gary Hodges (303) 497-6460 Gary.Hodges@noaa...

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Facility, Lamont, OK ARM Mobile Facility PVC S1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS See Also Contact(s) Bill Behrens (631) 344-2906 behrens@bnl.gov Stephen...

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ARM - Datastreams - dlusr  

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timeoffset ( time ) Locations Southern Great Plains SGP C1 Browse Data Central Facility, Lamont, OK ARM Mobile Facility PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1...

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ARM - Events Article  

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4, 2011 Events ARM Joins User Facility Display at Capitol Hill Exhibition User facility representatives gather in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building to set up their...

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Annual Report 2006  

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This annual report describes the purpose and structure of the ARM Climate Research Facility and ARM Science programs and presents key accomplishments in 2006. Noteworthy scientific and infrastructure accomplishments in 2006 include: Collaborating with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to lead the Tropical Warm Pool-International Cloud Experiment, a major international field campaign held in Darwin, Australia Successfully deploying the ARM Mobile Facility in Niger, Africa Developing the new ARM Aerial Vehicles Program (AVP) to provide airborne measurements Publishing a new finding on the impacts of aerosols on surface energy budget in polar latitudes Mitigating a long-standing double-Intertropical Convergence Zone problem in climate models using ARM data and a new cumulus parameterization scheme.

LR Roeder

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - Biomass Burning Observation Project - BBOP  

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govCampaignsBiomass Burning Observation Project - BBOP govCampaignsBiomass Burning Observation Project - BBOP Campaign Links BNL BBOP Website ARM Aerial Facility Payload Science Plan Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Biomass Burning Observation Project - BBOP 2013.07.01 - 2013.10.24 Website : http://campaign.arm.gov/bbop/ Lead Scientist : Larry Kleinman For data sets, see below. Description This field campaign will address multiple uncertainties in aerosol intensive properties, which are poorly represented in climate models, by means of aircraft measurements in biomass burning plumes. Key topics to be investigated are: Aerosol mixing state and morphology Mass absorption coefficients (MACs) Chemical composition of non-refractory material associated with

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ARM - Field Campaign - Routine AAF CLOWD Optical Radiative Observations  

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govCampaignsRoutine AAF CLOWD Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) govCampaignsRoutine AAF CLOWD Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) Campaign Links RACORO Website Related Campaigns Surface Radiation Comparison Transfer Measurements for RACORO 2009.01.20, Long, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Routine AAF CLOWD Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) 2009.01.22 - 2009.06.30 Website : http://acrf-campaign.arm.gov/racoro/ Lead Scientist : Andrew Vogelmann For data sets, see below. Description The ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) supported the Routine AAF Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) field campaign, led by principal investigator Andrew Vogelmann. During this long-term campaign, the AAF conducted routine flights at the ACRF Southern

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility to study the interactions between clouds, aerosols, and radiation. At this year's American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, ARM's...

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ARM - SGP Science  

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Science Science SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts SGP Science Overall Objectives The primary goal of the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site is to produce data adequate to support significant research addressing the objectives of the overall ARM Climate Research Facility. These overall objectives, as paraphrased from the ARM Program Plan (DOE 1990), are the following: to describe the radiative energy flux profile of the clear and cloudy atmosphere to understand the processes determining the flux profile

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PNNL: FCSD: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change: Programs &...  

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Programs & Facilities Atmospheric Measurements Laboratory Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and ARM Climate Research Facility ARM Aerial Facility Environmental...

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ARM - VAP Product - armbeatm  

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Productsarmbearmbeatm Productsarmbearmbeatm Documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) Citation DOI: 10.5439/1095313 DOI: 10.5439/1039931 Central Facility, Lamont, OK (SGP C1) DOI: 10.5439/1039932 Central Facility, Barrow AK (NSA C1) DOI: 10.5439/1039933 Central Facility, Manus I., PNG (TWP C1) DOI: 10.5439/1039934 Central Facility, Nauru Island (TWP C2) DOI: 10.5439/1039935 Central Facility, Darwin, Australia (TWP C3) [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP Output : ARMBEATM ARMBE: Atmospheric measurements Active Dates 1994.01.01 - 2012.12.31 Originating VAP Process ARM Best Estimate Data Products : ARMBE Description The ARM Best Estimate Atmospheric Measurements (ARMBEATM) value-added

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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New Microwave Radiometer Makes Water Vapor Measurements in the Arid Cold a New Microwave Radiometer Makes Water Vapor Measurements in the Arid Cold a Snap Bookmark and Share The 183 GHz radiometer, protected inside an insulated enclosure (inset), is installed on the roof of the primary instrument shelter at Barrow. To prevent snow from accumulating on the mylar window, a blower mounted beneath the radiometer directs air through a duct to a standard Y-shaped fitting mounted on top of the radiometer. The 183 GHz radiometer, protected inside an insulated enclosure (inset), is installed on the roof of the primary instrument shelter at Barrow. To prevent snow from accumulating on the mylar window, a blower mounted beneath the radiometer directs air through a duct to a standard Y-shaped fitting mounted on top of the radiometer.

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Station in Greenland. In 2010, researchers installed a powerful suite of climate and weather instruments at Greenland's frozen research outpost, Summit Station, for a long-term...

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Effort Will Help Dial In Carbon Profiles A graduate student from Penn State releases a weather balloon to support the CO2 DIAL field campaign. Soundings are focused on daytime...

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News Severe Storms the Focus of VORTEX Operations staff at the SGP site release weather balloons 4 times a day, Monday through Friday, all year round. During VORTEX2, they...

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in the region. In addition to the media, former Oklahoma State Senator Paul Muegge and current State Senator David Myers attended, as did Dr. Ken Crawford, the state climatologist...

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Increase Reliability Bookmark and Share The RWP associate instrument mentor Tim Martin shows the new amplifier, interface, processor, and display of the upgraded 915 MHz RWP...

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AMF ARM Mobile FAcility  

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the generation of monsoons. Because the dust can block incoming solar energy, and because solar energy drives weather and climate, scientists around the world are looking for ways...

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ARM - Facility Statistics  

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1876.8 1766.4 0.0588 0.85 0.80 Site Average* 1987.2 2001.92 -0.0074 0.90 0.907 AMF1 Cape Cod, Massachusetts NA NA NA NA 0.82 AMF2 California to Hawaii NA NA NA NA NA *The...

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High Speed Internet Service Established at Oliktok, Alaska Bookmark and Share Thanks to a collaboration with Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC), Starband satellite internet...

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External Data Center Completes Storage Expansion Bookmark and Share When the XDC began operation in October 1996, it processed 26 datastreams based on 11 external data product...

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Plains Site Bookmark and Share An image sensor inside the HDR-ASIS enclosure measures solar radiation across the sky dome in the visible spectral region (400-700 nm). An image...

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of time scales, as well as verification of climate models. The results will also provide insight for interpretations of climate information recorded in ice cores, which is...

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A new corner reflector (too small to be seen in this photo) on the WACR calibration tower helped to correct problems related to signal interference. A new corner reflector (too...

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at North Slope of Alaska Sites A clear day in Atqasuk shows off the newly upgraded met tower. The new sensors at both Barrow and Atqasuk can be monitored and maintained remotely....

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Engineering Work Order-14216 has been approved to create a thermodynamic profile in the same manner as the Merged Sounding (MERGESONDE) VAP. The...

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University of Colorado, will be arranged in series to continuously scan clouds passing overhead. A key contributor related to the uncertainty of climate model predictions is...

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Adieu to Niger, Guten Tag to Germany Bookmark and Share The AMF decommissioning team poses for a group photo at the AMF site near the airport in Niamey. The AMF decommissioning...

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focused on obtaining microphysical data on clouds consisting of both water droplets and ice crystals (i.e., mixed phase). Throughout much of the study period, radiosonde data was...

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aerosols were shown to have little impact on tropospheric cooling through modification of clouds, indicating that surface precipitation is insensitive to aerosols given...

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UNIX and Windows system management, network management, and software and hardware troubleshooting. Keith's initial tasks will be to learn the systems architectures at the SGP with...

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climate change. The TSI design modifications - including remote operating and troubleshooting capability, and streamlined internal electronics - will reduce the potential for...

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is using several shelters for ground instruments, balloon operations, and office space, plus a truck for the radar. For the remote field campaign at Oliktok Point, the ALTOS team...

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Cloud Radars on the Screen at Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share With the flip of a switch, a mysterious cirrus dilemma turned from serious to solved recently, as the...

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groups and schools. "His colleagues at Los Alamos recognize that they have huge flip flops to fill and he will be sorely missed," said Nitschke. Jones joined LANL in 1988...

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about cloud properties that will help scientists improve computer models that forecast weather and climate. Compared to previous campaigns of a similar nature, these data...

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the transfer of energy through the atmosphere-called radiative transfer-and the Indian Monsoon. The official Memorandum of Understanding, signed in March and effective for 10...

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deployed to Niamey, Africa, for the RADAGAST campaign as part of the ongoing African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) study. To further the data analyses from this...

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The AMF will participate in a multi-national field campaign, known as the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) project, to study the effects of Saharan dust and...

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airborne measurements to study the impact of increasing aerosols on the Indian Summer Monsoon, specifically the impact on precipitation. The GVAX science team, led by scientist...

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precipitation, and complex aerosols to study their impact on cloud formation and monsoon activity in the Ganges Valley region. An initial scientific review meeting in Chicago...

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report. The new report sets forth a plan to continue the AON in cooperation with local, State of Alaska, and international groups. For more information, see the report on the...

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NSA Operations Manager. Mark has a B.S. in environmental engineering from New Mexico Tech and a M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico....

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platform for both campaigns is a Convair-580, a large twin-engine turboprop. (NRC photo) The primary measurement platform for both campaigns is a Convair-580, a large...

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to the broken trade cumulus regime in the summer. Led by principal investigator Robert Wood, scientists involved in the campaign will use data from the AMF to study processes...

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researchers, operational meteorological networks and pollution agencies a standardized tool which can be easily integrated on an all-weather remote sensing platform. During...

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Validation Studies Bookmark and Share A telescope in the SAM instrument tracks the sun and its surrounding "aureole"-the whitish area right around the sun. These measurements...

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Research Flights Completed for Biomass Burning Field Campaign Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:38:16 +0000 MAGIC Takes a Bow Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:04:11...

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at Inaugural Office of Science Graduate Fellows Conference Office of Science director Dr. William Brinkman delivers his Adventures in Science address during the inaugural...

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Kim; Doug Sisterson, SGP site manager; Dr. Seungsook Shin; and Dr. Kwan-Young Chung. In Korea, typhoons and heavy rainfallsnowfall often result in serious socio-economic...

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regulator of global warming. The current uncertainty associated with water vapor absorption in these bands can lead to assumptions about their cooling effect in the upper...

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were invited to visit the AGU Exhibit Hall to learn about research and careers in earth and space sciences, meet scientists, view demonstrations, and take home fun...

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Naval Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Department of Energy. In succeeding Colonel Andrew Roberts, NASA's...

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Improve Reliability Bookmark and Share The Raman Lidar is an active, ground-based laser remote sensing instrument that measures vertical profiles of water-vapor mixing ratio and...

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Airborne Instrumentation Workshop Seeks Latest Scientific Advances Rick Petty, DOE Director for the AVP, emphasizes the goals of the three-day airborne instrumentation workshop....

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News DOE Funding Opportunity The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) has announced a new funding opportunity in Applied Mathematics...

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Completes Upgrades from Recovery Act Funding Bookmark and Share The new bank of computers in the front two cabinets will replace the older systems and increase the DMF...

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and Share The U.S. Department of Energy requires all contractors using LINUX-based computers to implement RedHat Enterprise Version 3.0 (RHE V3.0) software as their standard...

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on May 19, a highly tornadic day, provided the VORTEX2 campaign with information about wind speed, direction, and precipitation to help assess the potential for supercell...

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Multi-year, Summertime Observations of Daytime Fair-Weather Cumuli at the ARM Southern Great Plains facility  

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A long data record (14-year) of ground-based observations at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program Southern Great Plains (SGP) site is analyzed to document the macroscopic and dynamical properties of daytime fair-weather cumulus ...

Arunchandra S. Chandra; P. Kollias; B. A. Albrecht

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ARM - Education  

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govEducation govEducation Education Homeroom-Education and Outreach Information Like a rock that slowly wears away beneath the pressure of a waterfall, our climate is almost imperceptibly changing. Glaciers are getting smaller, droughts are lasting longer, and "extreme weather events" like fires, floods, and tornadoes are occurring with greater frequency. Why? To try and answer that question, scientists use data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. Instruments at the ARM sites around the world collect data about clouds, precipitation, solar energy, and tiny particles in the air called aerosols. Scientists use that data to study the Earth's climate and develop better ways of predicting what the climate will be like in the future.

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ARM - Article  

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January 11, 2007 [Facility News] January 11, 2007 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Moves to China in 2008 for Study of Aerosol Impacts on Climate Bookmark and Share Onshore winds and a mountain range to the west of Shanghai form a natural basin which traps particulates in the air above the Yangtze River delta region. (Illustration courtesy of Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington) Onshore winds and a mountain range to the west of Shanghai form a natural basin which traps particulates in the air above the Yangtze River delta region. (Illustration courtesy of Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington) China generates exceptionally high amounts of aerosol particles whose influence on the atmosphere has been detected across the Pacific Rim. In the Yangtze River delta in southeast China, these high aerosol loadings

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On June 28, 2013, an ARM Mobile Facility hosted its final group of visitors at Cape Cod National Seashore. On June 28, 2013, an ARM Mobile Facility hosted its final group of...

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ARM - TCAP Field Campaign  

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models used to determine safe levels of greenhouse gases for the Earth system. AMF Cape Cod site ARM Mobile Facility deployment site on Cape Cod. The Two-Column Aerosol Project...

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ARM - Instrument - smps  

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growth Locations ARM Mobile Facility PVC S1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS See Also Contact(s) Chongai Kuang (631) 344-7257 ckuang@bnl.gov Stephen...

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ARM - Instrument - sodar  

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Browse Data Whitewater, KS ARM Mobile Facility PVC S1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS Contact(s) Stephen Springston (631) 344-4477 srs@bnl.gov Richard Coulter (630)...

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ARM - Datastreams - aosuhsas  

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( binnum ) Locations ARM Mobile Facility MAG M1 Browse Data Los Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit PVC S1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS...

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ARM - Instrument - ceilpblht  

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OK ARM Mobile Facility OLI M1 Browse Data Oliktok Point, Alaska PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1 Contact(s) Yan Shi Developer (509) 375-6858 yan.shi@pnnl...

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ARM - Datastreams - 915rwpprecipcon  

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Auxiliary) SGP S07 Browse Data Supplemental 7, Lamont, OK SGP S08 Browse Data Supplemental 8, Lamont, OK ARM Mobile Facility PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1...

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ARM - Datastreams - sodar  

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( time, height ) Locations ARM Mobile Facility PVC S1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS Contact(s) Stephen Springston (631) 344-4477 srs@bnl.gov Richard Coulter...

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ARM - Events Article  

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19, 2011 Events, Facility News ARM Data Featured at United Nations Climate Change Conference Bookmark and Share Attendees at COP16 gathered in the U.S. Center's "living room" to...

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ARM XDC Datastreams  

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cloud products netCDF File Header Description (Data Object Design File) goes12minnis-acf - GOES-12: 0.3 degree cloud products, ARM Central Facility netCDF File Header...

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Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research  

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility was established in 1990 to improve...

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ARM - COPS Update, April 2009  

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Ayers, J., Minnis, P., Palikonda, R., Yost, C., Spangenberg, D., Chang, F., and Nguyen, L.: Comparison of Cloud Properties Derived from MSG SEVIRI and ARM Mobile Facility...

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ARM - VAP Product - armbecldrad  

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Productsarmbearmbecldrad Productsarmbearmbecldrad Documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) Citation DOI: 10.5439/1095314 DOI: 10.5439/1039926 Central Facility, Lamont, OK (SGP C1) DOI: 10.5439/1039927 Central Facility, Barrow AK (NSA C1) DOI: 10.5439/1039928 Central Facility, Manus I., PNG (TWP C1) DOI: 10.5439/1039929 Central Facility, Nauru Island (TWP C2) DOI: 10.5439/1039930 Central Facility, Darwin, Australia (TWP C3) [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP Output : ARMBECLDRAD ARMBE: Cloud Radiation measurements Active Dates 1996.01.01 - 2011.01.01 Originating VAP Process ARM Best Estimate Data Products : ARMBE Description The ARMBE Cloud Radiation (ARMBECLDRAD) VAP contains a best estimate of

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ARM - SGP Operations  

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Operations Operations SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts SGP Operations Routine Operations SGP central facility offices. SGP central facility offices. The overwhelming majority of the measurements with the highest priority, on which the existing experimental designs are based, are regular routine observations, as specified in the ARM Program Plan, 1990 (U.S. Department of Energy 1990). Scientifically and logistically, routine operations also serve as the basis and background for all nonroutine operations, including

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ARM - Central Authentication Service  

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ARM - Campaign Instrument - cpc  

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govInstrumentscpc govInstrumentscpc Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign Instrument : Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) Instrument Categories Aerosols Campaigns 1998 Phoenix Air Quality Study [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 1998.05.17 - 1998.06.09 2007 Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Process Study (CHAPS) [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 2007.06.04 - 2007.06.25 2007 Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Process Study (CHAPS) [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 2007.06.04 - 2007.06.25 Application of the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) to Study the Aerosol Indirect Effects in China [ Download Data ] Shouxian, Anhui, China; Mobile Facility, 2008.05.15 - 2008.12.29

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DOE/SC-ARM-XXXX DOE/SC-ARM-0706 DOE/SC-ARM-0805  

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XXXX XXXX DOE/SC-ARM-0706 DOE/SC-ARM-0805 3 Table of Contents Program Overview ............................................................................................................................................................ 4 The Importance of Clouds and Radiation for Climate Change .................................................................................... 4 ARM Climate Research Facility ................................................................................................................................... 4 Sites Around the World Enable Real Observations ......................................................................................................... 5 Setting the Standard for Ground-Based Climate Observations ........................................................................................

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ARM - VAP Process - mwrret  

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Productsmwrret Productsmwrret Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : MWR Retrievals (MWRRET) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties, Atmospheric Profiling, Derived Quantities and Models Image - sample data plot Image - sample data plot There are 2-channel (23.8 and 31.4GHz) microwave radiometers (MWRs) deployed at each ARM Climate Research Facility site. The observed brightness temperatures from these MWRs can be inverted to retrieve precipitable water vapor (PWV) and cloud liquid water path (LWP), both of which are critical variables to understanding radiative transfer in the atmosphere and clouds. The ARM Facility routinely has provided retrieved

405

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Outdoor Test Facility  

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Outdoor Test Facility Aerial photo of the Outdoor Test Facility. The Outdoor Test Facility at NREL is used to evaluate prototype, precommercial, and commercial modules. Outdoor...

406

ARM - Blog Article  

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6, 2013 [ARM Mobile Facility 2, Blog, Field Notes, MAGIC] 6, 2013 [ARM Mobile Facility 2, Blog, Field Notes, MAGIC] Seasickness in Spirit! Bookmark and Share The images in this post are graphic and could very well be those of me on a boat. Eight years ago, as a first-year graduate student, I was participating in a week-long oceanographic research cruise just off the coast of southern California. A severe case of seasickness rendered me so nauseous and incapable of work that I decided never to set foot on a boat again-and I haven't so far. Hopefully, this will not be the fate for several instruments that participated in their first-ever marine operation last fall. Between October of 2012 and January of 2013, one of the two mobile facilities maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, went on its first extended

407

ARM News  

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AMF2 Arrives in Finland Thu, 02 Jan AMF2 Arrives in Finland Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:20:50 +0000 Publication Notice: 13 New References Available Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:58:51 +0000 New Brochure Highlights Advances in Atmospheric Science Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:35:40 +0000 Pole Position: New Field Campaigns Explore Arctic and Antarctic Atmosphere Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:01:43 +0000 Effect of Environmental Instability on the Sensitivity of Convection to the Rimed Ice Species Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:04:03 +0000 Publication Notice: New Journal Reference Available Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:12:19 +0000 All Mixed Up—Probing Large and Small Scale Turbulence Structures in Continental Stratocumulus Clouds Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:38:33 +0000 ARM Facility Insights at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:12:38

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ARM - Events Article  

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, 2007 [Events] , 2007 [Events] Climate Scientists Cool Their Heels at Science Team Meeting in Monterey Bookmark and Share Nearly 300 participants from countries as far away as Japan, Australia, and Finland attended the 2007 ARM Science Team Meeting. Nearly 300 participants from countries as far away as Japan, Australia, and Finland attended the 2007 ARM Science Team Meeting. A spring mix of sunny skies and stormy weather provided an appropriate setting for the Seventeenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Science Team Meeting, held March 26 through March 30 in Monterey, California. Held annually since 1990, this meeting brings together ARM scientists, ARM infrastructure staff, and user facility researchers to review program progress and plan future activities.

409

ARM XDC Datastreams  

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Diagnostic Analyses Diagnostic Analyses Documentation ECMWFDIAG Instrument External Datastream Descriptions ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses (ECMWFDIAG) Information updated on July 3, 2013, 6:19 pm GMT General Data Description Diagnostic Analyses data are derived from ECMWF model runs in simulated vertical profiles of diagnostic variables at specific locations or for area averages. The Physical Parametrization Group at ECMWF generates these data as a courtesy to ARM for all the ACRF sites including the changing location of the mobile facility. These data can only be distributed to ARM scientists. ARM scientists who obtain these data must agree to acknowledge use of the data in their

410

ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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September 19, 2013 [Data Announcements] September 19, 2013 [Data Announcements] New ARM Best Estimate Land Product Contains Critical Soil Quantities for Describing Land Properties Bookmark and Share Soil moisture at the SGP Central Facility site for 1998, mean over five EBBR sensors, measured at 5 centimeters underground. Soil moisture at the SGP Central Facility site for 1998, mean over five EBBR sensors, measured at 5 centimeters underground. The ARM Best Estimate: Land (ARMBELAND) value-added prduct (VAP) is a subset of the ARM Best Estimate (ARMBE) products designed to support community land-atmospheric research and land model developments. It contains several critical soil quantities that ARM has been measuring for many years for describing land properties. The quantities in ARMBELAND are

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ARM - VAP Process - aod  

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Productsaod Productsaod Documentation & Plots Technical Report (1) Technical Report (2) Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) Instrument Categories Derived Quantities and Models The core purpose of the ARM Facility is to reduce uncertainties in climate model predictions. A dominant source of uncertainty in these models is the radiative impact of aerosols, which has spawned a major effort in ARM to measure aerosol properties. The Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) value-added product (VAP) is concerned with several important aerosol radiative properties. The most important of these is the aerosol optical depth (AOD), which is a measure of the total aerosol

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ARM Climate Research Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska: Field Campaigns in 2007, New Facilities, and the International Polar Year  

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Climate Research Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska: Climate Research Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska: Field Campaigns in 2007, New Facilities, and the International Polar Year Radiative Heating in Underexplored Bands Campaign (RHUBC): Feb 26 - Mar 14 2007 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Contributors: Mark Ivey, Bernie Zak, Jeff Zirzow, Sandia National Labs Dana Truffer-Moudra, University of Alaska Fairbanks Hans Verlinde, Chad Bahrmann, Scott Richardson, Penn State University Winter

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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PacificInstruments PacificInstruments TWP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Manus Island Nauru Island Darwin, AUS ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Year of Tropical Convection Visiting the Site TWP Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts Instruments : Tropical Western Pacific [ Installed at 3 facilities ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Installed at 2 facilities ] CSAPR C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar Cloud Properties Browse Data [ Installed at 3 facilities ] CSPHOT Cimel Sunphotometer Aerosols, Radiometric Browse Data [ Single installation ] DISDROMETER Impact Disdrometer Surface Meteorology Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] DL Doppler Lidar Cloud Properties Browse Data [ Installed at 3 facilities ]

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Facilities  

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Environment Feature Stories Public Reading Room: Environmental Documents, Reports LANL Home Phonebook Calendar Video About Operational Excellence Facilities Facilities...

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ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Fourth Quarter: July 01September 30, 2011  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise status update for value-added products (VAP) implemented by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) new VAPs for which development has begun, (2) progress on existing VAPs, (3) future VAPs that have been recently approved, (4) other work that leads to a VAP, and (5) top requested VAPs from the archive. New information is highlighted in blue text. New information about processed data by the developer is highlighted in red text.

Sivaraman, C

2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Public Information Materials  

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govPublicationsPublic Information Materials govPublicationsPublic Information Materials Publications Journal Articles Conference Documents Program Documents Technical Reports Publications Database Public Information Materials Image Library Videos Publication Resources Submit a Publication Publishing Procedures ARM Style Guide (PDF, 448KB) Acronyms Glossary Logos Contacts RSS for Publications Public Information Materials The ARM Climate Research Facility develops public information materials to communicate the purpose and objectives of the program to general audiences. These materials are designed to increase awareness of ARM Climate Research Facility goals and to document its scientific results to a lay audience. Public information materials include fact sheets, brochures, CDs, videos, press releases, and information packets. Approved materials are made

417

ARM TR-008  

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8 8 Radiometer Calibration Facility (RCF) Handbook November 2004 T. Stoffel Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research November 2004, ARM TR-028 Contents 1. General Overview ............................................................................................................................... 1 2. Contacts............................................................................................................................................... 1 3. Deployment Locations and History..................................................................................................... 2 4. Near-Real-Time Data Plots .................................................................................................................

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ARM - Datastreams - irt200ms  

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Australia ARM Mobile Facility GRW M1 Browse Data Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal OLI M1 Browse Data Oliktok Point, Alaska PVC M1 Browse Data Highland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1...

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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Collaboration Provides Motivation for Science Exploration Kids and adults flock to Cape Cod National Seashore for close-up look at science facility Cathy Skowron (far left), ARM...

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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will provide airborne measurements required to answer questions related to climate and weather. The ARM Climate Research Facility consists of permanent research sites around the...

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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9 Feature Stories and Releases Open House Draws Crowd to ARM Climate Research Facility Display Mild summer temperatures helped bring thousands of visitors through the gates of...

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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features the familiar faces of Professor Polar Bear, Teacher Turtle, and PI Prairie Dog. These "mascots" represent the ARM Climate Research Facility's research locales in...

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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December 11, 2007 Feature Stories and Releases National User Facility Leads to Multidisciplinary Climate Research Contact: Lynne Roeder, ARM Public Information Officer,...

424

Robotic arm  

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A robotic arm positionable within a nuclear vessel by access through a small diameter opening and having a mounting tube supported within the vessel and mounting a plurality of arm sections for movement lengthwise of the mounting tube as well as for movement out of a window provided in the wall of the mounting tube. An end effector, such as a grinding head or welding element, at an operating end of the robotic arm, can be located and operated within the nuclear vessel through movement derived from six different axes of motion provided by mounting and drive connections between arm sections of the robotic arm. The movements are achieved by operation of remotely-controllable servo motors, all of which are mounted at a control end of the robotic arm to be outside the nuclear vessel.

Kwech, Horst (Lake Bluff, IL)

1989-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Value-Added Product Status Reports  

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Status Reports Status Reports Publications Journal Articles Conference Documents Program Documents Technical Reports Publications Database Public Information Materials Image Library Videos Publication Resources Submit a Publication Publishing Procedures ARM Style Guide (PDF, 448KB) Acronyms Glossary Logos Contacts RSS for Publications Value-Added Product Status Reports ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report July 1-September 30, 2013 (PDF, 1MB) ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report April 1-June 30, 2013 (PDF, 1MB) ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report January 1-March 31, 2013 (PDF, 268KB) ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report October 1-December 31, 2012 (PDF, 271KB) ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report

426

ARM TR-006  

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7 7 The ARM Southern Great Plains Central Facility Best Estimate Radiative Flux CD April 2002 C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research C.N. Long, April 2002, ARM TR-007 i Contents 1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1 2 The Best Estimate Flux VAP (March 1997 - December 2001) .......................................... 1 3 Manual Determination of Best Estimate Flux (May 1995 - March 1997)............................ 2 3.1 Data Sampling Rate Issues..........................................................................................

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ARM - 2007 Performance Metrics  

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7 Performance Metrics 7 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2007 Performance Metrics A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a single grid box of a Global Climate Model (GCM). This illustration represents the observing strategy of ARM, which takes continuous atmospheric observations from fixed sites in three climate regimes around the world. A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a

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ARM - VAP Process - baebbr  

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Productsbaebbr Productsbaebbr Documentation & Plots Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Best-Estimate Fluxes From EBBR Measurements and Bulk Aerodynamics Calculations (BAEBBR) Instrument Categories Derived Quantities and Models The BAEBBR VAP calculates the bulk aerodynamic latent and sensible heat fluxes from Energy Balance Bowen Ratio (EBBR) Station meteorological measurements and uses these in place of the EBBR flux measurements when the Bowen ratio is between -1.6 and -0.45. The resultant dataset is considered to provide the "best estimate" of the diurnal cycle of fluxes. For more details, see http://science.arm.gov/vaps/baebbr.stm.

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ARM - 2008 Performance Metrics  

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8 Performance Metrics 8 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2008 Performance Metrics Each year, the ARM Program must submit to DOE an overall performance measure related to scientific achievement. The overall performance measure includes specific metrics for reporting progress each quarter. This reporting process includes support documentation (usually a report or data file) appropriate for the metric. Overall Performance Measures

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ARM - Instrument - sonde  

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govInstrumentssonde govInstrumentssonde Documentation SONDE : Handbook SONDE : XDC documentation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Atmospheric Profiling General Overview The balloon-borne sounding system (SONDE) provides in situ measurements (vertical profiles) of both the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere, and the wind speed and direction. During some field campaigns, sonde operations from multiple stations around a central location with baseline measurements, like a mobile facility, can provide important constraints for model simulations. At the ARM sites, sondes are launched at the following

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ARM - Submitting Proposals : Guidelines  

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govField CampaignsSubmitting Proposals : Guidelines govField CampaignsSubmitting Proposals : Guidelines Schedule and Availability Preproposals now open for AMF and AAF Preproposals due 1 Feb Invited full proposals due 1 May AAF available Dec 2015 AMF1 available Apr 2016 AMF2 available early 2017 AMF3 available for guest instrumentation or intensive operational periods Forms Propose a Campaign Form Instrument Support Request (ISR) Form (Word, 89KB) Documentation Steps to Send Campaign Data to ARM Data Archive Field Campaign Guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB) Submitting Proposals : Guidelines Proposals are welcome from all members of the scientific community for conducting field campaigns and scientific research using the ARM Climate Research Facility sites at the Southern Great Plains (SGP), North Slope of Alaska (NSA), Tropical Western Pacific (TWP), one of the ARM Mobile

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Aerial Scene Recognition using Efficient Sparse Representation  

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Advanced scene recognition systems for processing large volumes of high-resolution aerial image data are in great demand today. However, automated scene recognition remains a challenging problem. Efficient encoding and representation of spatial and structural patterns in the imagery are key in developing automated scene recognition algorithms. We describe an image representation approach that uses simple and computationally efficient sparse code computation to generate accurate features capable of producing excellent classification performance using linear SVM kernels. Our method exploits unlabeled low-level image feature measurements to learn a set of basis vectors. We project the low-level features onto the basis vectors and use simple soft threshold activation function to derive the sparse features. The proposed technique generates sparse features at a significantly lower computational cost than other methods~\\cite{Yang10, newsam11}, yet it produces comparable or better classification accuracy. We apply our technique to high-resolution aerial image datasets to quantify the aerial scene classification performance. We demonstrate that the dense feature extraction and representation methods are highly effective for automatic large-facility detection on wide area high-resolution aerial imagery.

Cheriyadat, Anil M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

AERIAL RADIOLOGICAL SURVEYS  

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Measuring terrestrial gamma radiation from airborne platforms has proved to be a useful method for characterizing radiation levels over large areas. Over 300 aerial radiological surveys have been carried out over the past 25 years including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites, commercial nuclear power plants, Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program/Uranium Mine Tailing Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP/UMTRAP) sites, nuclear weapons test sites, contaminated industrial areas, and nuclear accident sites. This paper describes the aerial measurement technology currently in use by the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) for routine environmental surveys and emergency response activities. Equipment, data-collection and -analysis methods, and examples of survey results are described.

Proctor, A.E.

1997-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - VAP Process - sfccldgrid  

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Productssfccldgrid Productssfccldgrid Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Surface Cloud Grid (SFCCLDGRID) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties, Derived Quantities and Models The Surface Cloud Grid VAP uses as input the 15-minute output from the Shortwave Flux Analysis VAP (Long, 2001; Long and Ackerman, 2000; Long et al., 1999) from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central and Extended Facilities. It applies a multi-pass weighted sum analytic approximation technique (Caracena, 1987), which uses Gaussian weighting and an imposed scale length, to interpolate to a 0.25 degree by 0.25 degree lat/long grid

435

ARM - Data Quality Program  

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Quality Program Quality Program DQ Resources Data Quality Assessment and Control Report (PDF, 747KB) Data Quality Office Data Quality Problem Reporting (DQPR) Contact Us Submit Data Quality Findings Randy Peppler, Data Quality Manager Ken Kehoe, Data Quality Specialist Justin Monroe, Data Quality Specialist Adam Theisen, Data Quality Specialist Sean Moore, Data Quality Consultant Instrument and Site Contacts Instrument Mentors AAF Contacts AMF Contacts NSA Site Contacts SGP Site Contacts TWP Site Contacts Data Quality Program Introduction One of the goals of the ARM Climate Research Facility is to provide datastreams of quality suitable for scientific research. Maintaining data quality for an organization program of the size and complexity of the ARM Facility is a significant challenge; efforts toward this end have matured

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ARM - VAP Process - twrmr  

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Productstwrmr Productstwrmr Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Tower Water-Vapor Mixing Ratio (TWRMR) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Profiling The primary purpose of this algorithm is to calculate water-vapor mixing ratio at the 25- and 60-m levels of the tower at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility. Since there are no barometric pressure sensors at those levels on the tower, the hypsometric equation is used along with pressure values from either the Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) or the Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure System (THWAPS) to derive barometric pressures at those altitudes. After this is done, water

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ARM - Datastreams - twr  

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Datastreamstwr Datastreamstwr Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1025310 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : TWR Facility-specific multi-level Meteorological Instrumentation, e.g. Tower Temperature and Humidity Active Dates 2003.10.31 - 2014.01.09 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Facility-specific multi-level Meteorological Instrumentation (TWR) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Dew point mean, calculated C dew_point_mean ( time, height )

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A Climatology of Midlatitude Continental Clouds from the ARM SGP Central Facility: Part I: Low-Level Cloud Macrophysical, Microphysical, and Radiative Properties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A record of single-layer and overcast low cloud (stratus) properties has been generated using approximately 4000 h of data collected from January 1997 to December 2002 at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains Central ...

Xiquan Dong; Patrick Minnis; Baike Xi

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM TR-008  

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9 9 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report July 1 - September 30, 2008 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research July 1 - September 30, 2008, DOE/SC-ARM/P-08-019 Contents 1. Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2. Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3. Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 4 4. Publications...............................................................................................................................

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ARM TR-008  

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4 4 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report January 1 - March 31, 2005 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research January 1 - March 31, 2005, ARM-05-014 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3 Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Tables 1 Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF Sites for the Period January 1 -

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441

ARM TR-008  

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5 5 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report April 1 - June 30, 2005 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research April 1 - June 30, 2005, ARM-05-015 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3 Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Tables 1 Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF Sites for the Period April 1 -

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ARM TR-008  

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7 7 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Cumulative Quarterly Report October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2004 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research October 1 - September 30, 2004, ARM-05-017 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3 Publications............................................................................................................................... 4 4 Safety ........................................................................................................................................

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ARM TR-008  

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3 3 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report October 1 - December 31, 2004 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research October 1 - December 31, 2004, ARM-05-013 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Tables 1 Operational Statistics for the ACRF Sites for the Period October 1, 2003- December 31, 2004 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer

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ARM TR-008  

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8 8 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report January 1 - March 31, 2006 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research January 1 - March 31, 2006, ARM 06-008 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3 Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Tables 1 Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF and AMF Sites for the Period January 1 -

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ARM TR-008  

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6 6 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report July 1 - September 30, 2005 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research July 1 - September 30, 2005, ARM-05-016 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3 Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 4 Publications...............................................................................................................................

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ARM TR-008  

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10 10 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report April 1 - June 30, 2006 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research April 1 - June 30, 2006, ARM 06-010 Contents 1 Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2 Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3 Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Tables 1 Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF and AMF Sites for the Period April 1 -

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ARM TR-008  

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report October 1 - December 31, 2006 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research October 1 - December 31, 2006, DOE/SC-ARM/P-07-001 Contents 1. Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2. Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3. Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Tables Table 1. Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF and AMF Sites for the Period October 1 -

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ARM - Field Campaign - Aircraft Carbon  

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govCampaignsAircraft Carbon govCampaignsAircraft Carbon Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Aircraft Carbon 2006.07.01 - 2008.09.30 Lead Scientist : Margaret Torn For data sets, see below. Description Airborne trace-gas measurements at ARM-SGP provided valuable data for addressing carbon-cycle questions highlighted by the US Climate Change Research Program and the North American Carbon Program. A set of carbon-cycle instruments and sample collection systems were added to an ARM-managed aircraft at ARM-SGP user facility. A separate (in-place) grant covered the cost of developing the instrument systems, analyzing the data, and ingesting all data to the ARM data archives. In the short-term (~1 y) we had two priorities. The first was to acquire

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Facilities  

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Facilities Facilities Facilities LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges. Contact Operator Los Alamos National Laboratory (505) 667-5061 Some LANL facilities are available to researchers at other laboratories, universities, and industry. Unique facilities foster experimental science, support LANL's security mission DARHT accelerator DARHT's electron accelerators use large, circular aluminum structures to create magnetic fields that focus and steer a stream of electrons down the length of the accelerator. Tremendous electrical energy is added along the way. When the stream of high-speed electrons exits the accelerator it is

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ARM Lead Mentor Selection Process  

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The ARM Climate Research Facility currently operates more than 300 instrument systems that provide ground-based observations of the atmospheric column. To keep ARM at the forefront of climate observations, the ARM infrastructure depends heavily on instrument scientists and engineers, also known as Instrument Mentors. Instrument Mentors must have an excellent understanding of in situ and remote-sensing instrumentation theory and operation and have comprehensive knowledge of critical scale-dependent atmospheric processes. They also possess the technical and analytical skills to develop new data retrievals that provide innovative approaches for creating research-quality data sets.

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ARM - Baseline Change Request Guidelines  

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DocumentsBaseline Change Request Guidelines DocumentsBaseline Change Request Guidelines Page Contents Introduction Submit a BCR BCR Process Flowchart Baseline Change Request Guidelines Introduction Baseline Change Requests (BCR) are used by the ARM Infrastructure as a process to provide configuration control and for formally requesting and documenting changes within the ARM Infrastructure. Configuration Control: BCRs are required for changes to instruments, data systems, data processes, datastreams, measurement methods, and facilities. They help ensure that all aspects of the ARM Infrastructure are consulted prior to implementing changes. Seemingly minor changes can have significant repercussions throughout the Facility and therefore, NO change to an operational instrument, computer, facility, or other system can or will be

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ARM Orientation: Overview and History  

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and History Overview and History Mar 2007 ARM Orientation 2 ARM ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Atmospheric Radiation Measurement ARM Chief Scientist Team ARM Chief...

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JGI - The Facility  

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The Facility aerial photo of JGI The Joint Genome Institute (foreground) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is located in the former Dow Chemical...

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ARM - 2003 ARM Science Team Meeting  

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3 ARM Science Team Meeting 2003 Meeting 2003 Meeting Home Proceedings Sorted by Author Proceedings Sorted by Title Meeting Archives ARM Science Team Meeting Proceedings Past...

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ARM - Blog Article  

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September 27, 2013 [Blog, Field Notes] September 27, 2013 [Blog, Field Notes] Aerosol Observing System Gussied Up to Go Out Bookmark and Share Editor's note: Stephen Springston, a scientist from Brookhaven National Laboratory, shared this update in August 2013 on a new aerosol observing system (AOS). Originally deployed in Australia, the next-generation aerosol observing system (AOS) system returned to Brookhaven National Laboratory this summer for an invigorating makeover. With instrument, computer, and infrastructure systems rearranged and updated, and a fresh coat of paint, she is ready to go back out into the field as part of ARM's new Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) site! The AOS left Brookhaven on its journey to Graciosa Island in the Azores where it will obtain in situ measurements of aerosols and their optical properties as part of the new ARM Climate Research Facility fixed site in the Eastern North Atlantic.

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ARM - Key Science Questions  

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govScienceKey Science Questions govScienceKey Science Questions Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 Key Science Questions The role of clouds and water vapor in climate change is not well understood; yet water vapor is the largest greenhouse gas and directly affects cloud cover and the propagation of radiant energy. In fact, there may be positive feedback between water vapor and other greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide and other gases from human activities slightly warm the

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ARM - 2009 Performance Metrics  

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9 Performance Metrics 9 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2009 Performance Metrics Improve Climate Models - Develop a coupled climate model with fully interactive carbon and sulfur cycles, as well as dynamic vegetation to enable simulations of aerosol effects, carbon chemistry, and carbon sequestration by the land surface and oceans and the interactions between the carbon cycle and climate. In fiscal year 2009: Provide improved climate

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ARM - VAP Process - pblht  

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Productspblht Productspblht Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Planetary Boundary Layer Height (PBLHT) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Profiling Quicklook plot showing all PBL height estimates produced by the PBLHT VAP for the 05:30 UTC, April 10, 2004, radiosonde at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Quicklook plot showing all PBL height estimates produced by the PBLHT VAP for the 05:30 UTC, April 10, 2004, radiosonde at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Annual summary of PBL height estimates produced by the VAP Liu-Liang method for 2004 at SGP. Annual summary of PBL height estimates produced by the VAP Liu-Liang method

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ARM - VAP Process - visst  

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Productsvisst Productsvisst Documentation & Plots visst : XDC documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm (VISST) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties, Satellite Observations General Overview Satellite based retrievals of cloud and radiation properties are available in this value-added product provided by Pat Minnis' group at NASA/Langley using the VISST (Visible Infrared Solar-Infrared Split Window Technique) algorithm. These datastreams are both pixel-level (4-km) retrievals and averages on a 0.3 or 0.5 degree latitude-longitude grid and replace earlier satellite-based retrievals on the Layered Bispectral Threshold Method

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ARM - VAP Process - rlprof  

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Productsrlprof Productsrlprof Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles (RLPROF) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Atmospheric Profiling, Derived Quantities and Models Rlprof data flow diagram Rlprof data flow diagram Data flowchart for the RLPROF family. (Larger image available.) The Raman lidar automatically attempts to reoptimize the position of the laser beam in the detector's field-of-view every few hours (this is required for most narrow field-of-view lidar systems). However, this can introduce alignment artifacts in the narrow field-of-view data due to the way the detection channels are arranged on the optical bench. A suite of

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ARM - VAP Process - aip  

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Productsaip Productsaip Documentation & Plots Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Aerosol Intensive Properties (AIP) Instrument Categories Aerosols The aip1ogren value-added product (VAP) computes several aerosol intensive properties. It requires as input calibrated, corrected, aerosol extensive properties from the Aerosol Observing Station (AOS). Aerosol extensive properties depend on both the nature of the aerosol and the amount of the aerosol. Intensive properties are independent of aerosol amount, depending only on the nature of the specific aerosol. The intensive properties of hygroscopic growth factor, aerosol single-scattering albedo,

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ARM - VAP Process - diffcor  

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Productsdiffcor Productsdiffcor Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Correction of Diffuse Shortwave Measurements (DIFFCOR) Instrument Categories Derived Quantities and Models The DIFFCORR1DUTT VAP uses two techniques to correct shortwave (SW) data during daytime hours, using information from a collocated pyrgeometer. First, the detector-only correction technique uses data in the form of irradiance loss from the pyrgeometer detector. Second, the full-correction technique uses information from collocated pyrgeometer detector data, plus the difference between the case and dome temperatures. Both techniques

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ARM - Field Campaigns  

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alpacas clouds-anvil german-scene instrumentfield pye-night racoro-inst rhubc-layout snowy-site twpice-ship walter-annemarie alpacas clouds-anvil german-scene instrumentfield pye-night racoro-inst rhubc-layout snowy-site twpice-ship walter-annemarie How Do I Propose a Campaign? First, review the guidelines for submitting proposals. Next, submit a preproposal; a short summary of the proposed campaign. Wait for a response from the Infrastructure Management Board (IMB) and/or ARM Science Board. A full proposal or science plan, may be requested. Decision is made-now what is expected? ARM Climate Research Facility users regularly conduct field campaigns to augment routine data acquisitions and to test and validate new instruments. Announcements 13 Dec 2013 Now accepting proposals for use of an AMF, AAF, or augment observations at one of our fixed sites. Smaller campaigns in FY2014 and FY2015 can also be

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ARM - Datastreams - co  

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Datastreamsco Datastreamsco Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1025166 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : CO Carbon Monoxide Mixing Ratio System Active Dates 2005.06.01 - 2011.12.31 Measurement Categories Atmospheric Carbon, Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Carbon Monoxide Mixing Ratio System (CO) Measurements The measurements below provided by this product are those considered scientifically relevant. Measurement Variable Trace gas concentration co Locations Southern Great Plains SGP C1 Browse Data Central Facility, Lamont, OK Contact(s) Sebastien Biraud 510-486-6084 SCBiraud@lbl.gov Marc Fischer associate (510) 486-5539

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ARM - VAP Process - aosccnavg  

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Productsaosccnavg Productsaosccnavg Documentation & Plots Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Aerosol Observing System (AOS): cloud condensation nuclei data, averaged (AOSCCNAVG) Instrument Categories Aerosols This value-added product was developed to consolidate the relevant cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) parameters into a single file and averaged the data over the 5-minute integration time of each percent supersaturation (%ss) value. The surface sites measure the CCN concentration at several supersaturations using a single-column CCN counter (Roberts and Nenes, 2005). The percent supersaturation of the instrument is stepped through

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ARM - VAP Process - interpsonde  

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Productsinterpsonde Productsinterpsonde Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Interpolated Sonde (INTERPSONDE) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Profiling, Derived Quantities and Models The INTERPSONDE value-added product (VAP) is a modification of the MERGESONDE VAP that produces a daily file of thermodynamic variables from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, and surface meteorological instruments. This product does not incorporate ECMWF model output. INTERPSONDE includes many of the same sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing schemes that are the hallmark of MERGESONDE, but there are benefits to excluding ECMWF model output. These

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ARM - VAP Process - mplnor  

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Productsmplnor Productsmplnor Documentation & Plots Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Normalized Backscatter Profiles from the Micropulse Lidar (MPLNOR) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties This VAP has two primary purposes: to apply the appropriate corrections to create normalized backscatter profiles from the MPL, and to detect all significant cloud boundaries from this normalized dataset. The corrections included in the normalization process include background subtraction, a correction for the afterpulsing (ringing) of the detector, an correction for the disparity between the laser and detector's field-of-view (overlap),

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ARM - VAP Process - surfspecalb  

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Productssurfspecalb Productssurfspecalb Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Surface Spectral Albedo (SURFSPECALB) Instrument Categories Surface/Subsurface Properties Example quicklook from the SURFSPECALB VAP. The plot shows the estimated spectral albedo at SGP for the 10-m and 25-m towers on September 11, 2004. On this day, the surface type for both towers is partial vegetation. Example quicklook from the SURFSPECALB VAP. The plot shows the estimated spectral albedo at SGP for the 10-m and 25-m towers on September 11, 2004. On this day, the surface type for both towers is partial vegetation.

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ARM - VAP Product - aosccnavg  

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Productsaosccnavgaosccnavg Productsaosccnavgaosccnavg Documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) Citation DOI: 10.5439/1095312 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP Output : AOSCCNAVG Aerosol Observing System (AOS): cloud condensation nuclei data, averaged Active Dates 2007.05.19 - 2014.01.05 Originating VAP Process Aerosol Observing System (AOS): cloud condensation nuclei data, averaged : AOSCCNAVG Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Cloud condensation nuclei Number concentration of CCN 1/cm^3 N_CCN ( time ) Size distribution of activated nuclei unitless N_CCN_dN ( time, droplet_size )

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ARM - VAP Process - abrfc  

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Productsabrfc Productsabrfc Documentation & Plots abrfc : XDC documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center (ABRFC) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology General Overview Every hour a gridded (4 km x 4 km) precipitation field is created. This field is a combination of both WSR-88D Nexrad radar precipitation estimates and rain gauge reports. The ABRFC performs extensive quality control on these data. For more details, see the External Data Center web page. Output Products abrfcprecip : Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center: estimated precipitation Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

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ARM - VAP Process - tdmadap  

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Productstdmadap Productstdmadap Documentation & Plots tdmadap : XDC documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : Aerosol Properties derived from TDMA Measurements (TDMADAP) Instrument Categories Aerosols Output Products tdmaccncoll : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer: Cloud Condensation Nuclei -- D. Collins Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant. Cloud condensation nuclei Locations Southern Great Plains SGP X1 Browse Data External Data (satellites and others) Contact(s) Alison Tilp (631) 344-4465 tilp@bnl.gov Alison Tilp Developer (631) 344-4465 tilp@bnl.gov Connor Flynn Translator

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ARM - VAP Process - gvrpwv  

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Productsgvrpwv Productsgvrpwv Documentation & Plots Technical Report Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send VAP : G-Band Vapor Radiometer Precipitable Water Vapor (GVRPWV) Instrument Categories Radiometric The G-Band Vapor Radiometer Precipitable Water Vapor (GVRPWV) value-added product (VAP) computes precipitable water vapor using neural network techniques from data measured by the GVR. The GVR reports time-series measurements of brightness temperatures for four channels located at 183.3 ± 1, 3, 7, and 14 GHz. For more details, see the technical report. Output Products gvr : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

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ARM - Other Aircraft Campaigns  

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FacilityOther Aircraft Campaigns FacilityOther Aircraft Campaigns AAF Information Proposal Process Science (PDF) Baseline Instruments Campaign Instruments Instrumentation Workshop 2008 AAF Fact Sheet G-1 Fact Sheet Images Field Campaigns AAF Campaigns 2007 - UAV Campaigns 1993 - 2006, 2015 Other Aircraft Campaigns 1993 - 2010 AAF Contacts Rickey Petty DOE AAF Program Director Beat Schmid Technical Director Other Aircraft Campaigns In addition to AAF and UAV field campaigns, the ARM Climate Research Facility has hosted the following campaigns that included aircraft. Start Date Status Campaign Name Duration Lead Scientist Site 2010-05-01 Approved Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry 2 months Christopher Cantrell SGP 2006-01-01 Past RAdiative Divergence using AMF, GERB and AMMA STations (RADAGAST) 1.0 years Anthony Slingo AMF

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ARM - Instruments  

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govInstruments govInstruments Instruments Location Table Contacts Instrument Categories Select below to highlight instruments in specified categories. Aerosols Airborne Observations Atmospheric Carbon Measurements of atmospheric carbon are obtained from samples collected at the Southern Great Plains site. For more information about these measurements, see the ARM Carbon Project website. Now available: Aircraft carbon profile samples These data (and more) are freely available in the ARM Archive. The first time you visit the Archive you will need to create a new account-a relatively short form asking for contact information-you can use right away. Coming soon: Airborne continuous CO2 profile samples Atmospheric Profiling Cloud Properties Derived Quantities and Models Ocean Observations

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ARM Standards Policy Committee Report  

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Data and metadata standards promote the consistent recording of information and are necessary to ensure the stability and high quality of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility data products for scientific users. Standards also enable automated routines to be developed to examine data, which leads to more efficient operations and assessment of data quality. Although ARM Infrastructure agrees on the utility of data and metadata standards, there is significant confusion over the existing standards and the process for allowing the release of new data products with exceptions to the standards. The ARM Standards Policy Committee was initiated in March 2012 to develop a set of policies and best practices for ARM data and metadata standards.

Cialella, A; Jensen, M; Koontz, A; McFarlane, S; McCoy, R; Monroe, J; Palanisamy, G; Perez, R; Sivaraman, C

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Acronyms  

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ECLIPS Experimental Cloud Lidar Pilot Study ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ECOR eddy correlation ED experiment design EF extended facility EMEX...

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Aerial Measuring System in Japan  

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The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agencys Aerial Measuring System deployed personnel and equipment to partner with the U.S. Air Force in Japan to conduct multiple aerial radiological surveys. These were the first and most comprehensive sources of actionable information for U.S. interests in Japan and provided early confirmation to the government of Japan as to the extent of the release from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Generation Station. Many challenges were overcome quickly during the first 48 hours; including installation and operation of Aerial Measuring System equipment on multiple U.S. Air Force Japan aircraft, flying over difficult terrain, and flying with talented pilots who were unfamiliar with the Aerial Measuring System flight patterns. These all combined to make for a dynamic and non-textbook situation. In addition, the data challenges of the multiple and on-going releases, and integration with the Japanese government to provide valid aerial radiological survey products that both military and civilian customers could use to make informed decisions, was extremely complicated. The Aerial Measuring System Fukushima response provided insight in addressing these challenges and gave way to an opportunity for the expansion of the Aerial Measuring Systems mission beyond the borders of the US.

Lyons, C., Colton, D. P.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Datastreams - twrcam3m  

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Datastreamstwrcam3m Datastreamstwrcam3m Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1025311 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : TWRCAM3M Three Meter Tower: video camera Active Dates 2002.03.25 - 2013.07.09 Measurement Categories Surface Properties Originating Instrument Tower Camera (TWRCAM) Measurements The measurements below provided by this product are those considered scientifically relevant. Measurement Variable Surface condition jpg Locations North Slope Alaska NSA C2 Browse Data Central Facility, Atqasuk AK ARM Mobile Facility FKB M1 Browse Data Black Forest, Germany GRW M1 Browse Data Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal NIM M1 Browse Data Niamey, Niger

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ARM TR-008  

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1 1 ACRF Ingest Software Status: New, Current, and Future February 2007 Annette Koontz, for ACRF Engineering Management Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL Ingest Developers: Sutanay Choudhury Brian Ermold Krista Gaustad Annette Koontz Work supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research February 2007, DOE/SC-ARM/P-07-004.1 Introduction The purpose of this report is to provide status of the ingest software used to process instrument data for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility (ACRF). The report is divided into 4 sections: (1) for news about ingests currently under development, (2) for current production

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ARM TR-008  

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10 10 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report April 1 - June 30, 2007 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research April 1 - June 30, 2007, DOE/SC-ARM/P-07-010 Contents 1. Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2. Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3. Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Tables 1. Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF Sites for the Period April 1 - June 30, 2007.

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ARM TR-008  

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9 9 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report January 1 - March 31, 2009 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research January 1 - March 31, 2008, DOE/SC-ARM/P-09-009 Contents 1. Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2. Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3. Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Tables Table 1. Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF Sites for the Period January 1 - March 31,

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ARM TR-008  

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1 1 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility Operations Quarterly Report October 1 - December 31, 2007 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research October 1 - December 31, 2007, DOE/SC-ARM/P-08-001 Contents 1. Data Availability....................................................................................................................... 1 2. Site Visit Requests, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts............................. 2 3. Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Tables Table 1. Operational Statistics for the Fixed ACRF Sites for the Period October 1 - December

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arm09  

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dry are the Subtropics? or: dry are the Subtropics? or: How did the ARM MP183 end up in the Southeast Pacific? Paquita Zuidema U of Miami Maria Cadeddu Argonne NL (Chile) Arica ERBE net cloud forc. !"#$$$%&'$()!(*!(+!(,!(- $ $ ./01 2 3 4(" -(" ,(" 5*6 2*6 )*6 *6 ( 5( +( 4( )2( )*( 20S Oct mean LWP 85W 0 50 100 150 LWP (g m -2 ) a) 0 50 100 150 LWP (Lieb87,G57; g m -2 ) -30 -20 -10 0 10 LWP diff. (g m -2 ) b) EPIC (2001) 6 research cruises < 2008 more modern gaseous absorption models (Rosenkranz 1998, Liljegren 2005) produce lower LWPs than Liebe 1987 Zuidema et al. 2005 (Prosensing)183 GHz GVR 2-channel MWR (Peter Minnett) ARM Radiometrics 183 NOAA 90 GHz 0 50 100 150 200 Frequency (GHz) 50 100 150 200 250 300 T b (K) 2.33 (90%) 1.30 (10%) wvp (mm) clear-sky spectra of 10th and 90th percentile VOCALS-REx domain soundings

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ARM - TWP Nauru Site  

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Nauru Site Nauru Site TWP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Manus Island Nauru Island Darwin, AUS ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Year of Tropical Convection Visiting the Site TWP Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts TWP Nauru Site Location: 0° 31' 15.6" S, 166° 54' 57.60" E Altitude: 7.1 meters The Nauru facility was established in November 1998 as the second TWP climate research station. It is situated in the Denigomodu district on Nauru Island, the Republic of Nauru, which is located in the western South Pacific, approximately 1,200 miles northeast of Papua New Guinea. The ARM Program selected this location because it is on the eastern edge of the Pacific warm pool under La Niña conditions, which affect weather patterns

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ARM - TWP Science  

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PacificTWP Science PacificTWP Science TWP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Manus Island Nauru Island Darwin, AUS ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Year of Tropical Convection Visiting the Site TWP Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts TWP Science New VSAT dish installed in the Tropical Western Pacific. New VSAT dish installed in the Tropical Western Pacific. The following are the basic science goals of the TWP component of the ARM Climate Research Facility: Determine the magnitude of the surface radiation budget terms and determine their spatial and temporal variability. Identify bulk and optical properties of clouds in the TWP and how these properties affect the radiation budget. Understand the linkages among sea surface temperature,

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ARM - Blog Article  

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4, 2013 [Blog, Field Notes, SGP] 4, 2013 [Blog, Field Notes, SGP] Department of Energy Maintains Sophisticated Climate Research Facility... in Tornado Alley Bookmark and Share "We're talking about 500,000 square miles under the gun for severe weather," warned CNN meteorologist Indra Petersons on Monday morning. "Today could be as bad as yesterday," she added. It was May 20. Over the weekend, severe weather had already caused fatalities and a tornado alert was in place across five states, from Texas to Michigan. Sitting in his sun-filled office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in eastern Washington, Jim Mather, a climate scientist, looked worried. In his role as technical director of the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, he is responsible

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ARM - Events Article  

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5, 2013 [Events, Facility News] 5, 2013 [Events, Facility News] Texas Roundup: Highlights from the American Meteorological Society Meeting in Austin Bookmark and Share Known for its live music scene, Austin came alive with science in January as it hosted the 93rd AMS Annual Meeting. Known for its live music scene, Austin came alive with science in January as it hosted the 93rd AMS Annual Meeting. A record crowd of more than 3,300 scientists from academia, government, and private organizations were corralled in Austin, Texas, for the 93rd AMS Annual Meeting in early January. Though ARM outreach personnel did not participate in the exhibit hall this year, the meeting theme "Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections" was reflected by research in nearly

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SGP Central Facility  

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Central Facility Central Facility SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts SGP Central Facility The ARM Climate Research Facility deploys specialized remote sensing instruments in a fixed location at the site to gather atmospheric data of unprecedented quality, consistency, and completeness. More than 30 instrument clusters have been placed around the site; the central facility; and the boundary, intermediate, and extended facilities. The locations for the instruments were chosen so that the measurements reflect conditions

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ARM - Data Sharing and Distribution Policy  

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DocumentationData Sharing and Distribution Policy DocumentationData Sharing and Distribution Policy Policies, Plans, Descriptions Data Documentation Home Data Sharing and Distribution Policy Data Management and Documentation Plan Data Product Registration and Submission Reading netCDF and HDF Data Files Time in ARM netCDF Data Files Data Archive Documentation ARM Archive's Catalog of Data Streams (Updated monthly) Access to Historical ARM Data More on Understanding and Finding ARM Data Data Quality Problem Reporting Data Sharing and Distribution Policy Purpose This document sets expectations and establishes procedures for sharing data acquired in through the operations of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. These data may be acquired from routine ARM-supported efforts or from collaborating or cooperating programs. When

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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March 27, 2009 [Facility News, Feature Stories and Releases] March 27, 2009 [Facility News, Feature Stories and Releases] Ceremony in the Azores Recognizes Scientific Collaborations Bookmark and Share A mix of green pastures and isolated white-housed villages dot the landscape of Graciosa Island. The ARM Mobile Facility will be located near the airport at the northern end of the island. A mix of green pastures and isolated white-housed villages dot the landscape of Graciosa Island. The ARM Mobile Facility will be located near the airport at the northern end of the island. In a signing ceremony at the Laboratorio Regional Engenharia Civil in Ponta Delgada, the Azores, government officials from the United States and Portugal formally recognized agreements for scientific collaboration related to the ARM Mobile Facility deployment on Graciosa Island. The

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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, 2011 [Feature Stories and Releases] , 2011 [Feature Stories and Releases] AMIE, What You Wanna Do? Bookmark and Share Data spanning the Maldives to Papua New Guinea will help scientists analyze far-reaching tropical weather cycle This view shows a subset of the ARM Mobile Facility instruments operating at the Gan Island airport for the AMIE campaign. To see the complete collection, see the image set in Flickr. This view shows a subset of the ARM Mobile Facility instruments operating at the Gan Island airport for the AMIE campaign. To see the complete collection, see the image set in Flickr. Like the lyrics in the song from the 1970s, the ARM Mobile Facility is going to stay in the Maldives "for a while, maybe longer"-about six months, actually-in support of the ARM Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO)

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ARM - 2000 ARM Science Team Meeting  

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0 ARM Science Team Meeting 0 ARM Science Team Meeting 2000 Meeting 2000 Meeting Home Proceedings Sorted by Author Proceedings Sorted by Title Meeting Archives ARM Science Team Meeting Proceedings Past Science Team Meetings 2000 ARM Science Team Meeting March 13 - 17 | San Antonio, Texas | St. Anthony Hotel & The Municipal Auditorium St. Anthony Hotel provided rooms along with the Municipal Auditorium for the 2000 ARM Science Team Meeting. St. Anthony Hotel provided rooms along with the Municipal Auditorium for the 2000 ARM Science Team Meeting. The tenth ARM Science Team Meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas. The Science Team Meetings were intended to provide opportunities to share scientific findings, focused technical exchanges, and collectively examine the implementation and operation of ARM.

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ARM Orientation Workshop  

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Finding " Finding " " Stuff Stuff " " from from ARM Web Site and Data ARM Web Site and Data Archive Archive Orientation for new Science Team Members Topics Topics Navigating ARM web site Navigating ARM web site - - finding ARM information finding ARM information Demo of Archive access Demo of Archive access - - Finding and requesting ARM data files Finding and requesting ARM data files - - (with web shopping cart interface) (with web shopping cart interface) Other Archive access options Other Archive access options - - Brief logical comparison Brief logical comparison - - (additional details as requested) (additional details as requested) Other documentation topics Other documentation topics - - (per user interest and time availability) (per user interest and time availability)

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ARM - Events Article  

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15, 2013 Events 2013 Radar Meteorology Conference ARM radars operated at Cape Cod National Seashore from June 2012 through July 2013. ARM radars operated at Cape Cod...

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ARM - Education Article  

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4, 2006 Education ARM Scientists Visit Darwin Schools During the Tropical Warm Pool - International Cloud Experiment Bookmark and Share ARM scientists and graduate students...

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Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Handbook  

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The scanning ARM cloud radar (SACR) is a polarimetric Doppler radar consisting of three different radar designs based on operating frequency. These are designated as follows: (1) X-band SACR (X-SACR); (2) Ka-band SACR (Ka-SACR); and (3) W-band SACR (W-SACR). There are two SACRs on a single pedestal at each site where SACRs are deployed. The selection of the operating frequencies at each deployed site is predominantly determined by atmospheric attenuation at the site. Because RF attenuation increases with atmospheric water vapor content, ARM's Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites use the X-/Ka-band frequency pair. The Southern Great Plains (SGP) and North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites field the Ka-/W-band frequency pair. One ARM Mobile Facility (AMF1) has a Ka/W-SACR and the other (AMF2) has a X/Ka-SACR.

Widener, K; Bharadwaj, N; Johnson, K

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Aerial Photography | Open Energy Information  

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Aerial Photography Aerial Photography Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Aerial Photography Details Activities (10) Areas (9) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Remote Sensing Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Passive Sensors Parent Exploration Technique: Passive Sensors Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: map structures/faults Hydrological: map surface water features Thermal: if photos taken in winter snow cover, can map thermal anomalies Cost Information Low-End Estimate (USD): 100.3610,036 centUSD 0.1 kUSD 1.0036e-4 MUSD 1.0036e-7 TUSD / sq. mile Median Estimate (USD): 240.5424,054 centUSD 0.241 kUSD 2.4054e-4 MUSD 2.4054e-7 TUSD / sq. mile High-End Estimate (USD): 2,360.00236,000 centUSD

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ARM TR-008  

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and Environmental Research July 1 - September 30, 2006, ARM 06-018 Contents 1. Data Availability......

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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8, 2009 [Facility News, Feature Stories and Releases] 8, 2009 [Facility News, Feature Stories and Releases] Thumbs-Up for Radar Design Reviews-Key Recovery Act Milestone Bookmark and Share Of the $60 million allocated to the ARM Climate Research Facility by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, nearly half that amount is designated for 18 new scanning radars as well as upgrades to the baseline ARM millimeter wave cloud radars (MMCR) located throughout the Facility. In November, ARM engineering staff led a series of preliminary design reviews with the radar vendors to discuss progress thus far. All participants agreed to move forward with the plans and detailed designs presented, marking the completion of a key milestone in achieving the Recovery Act deployment schedule. Kevin Widener Kevin Widener "This review gives us the first look of what the radar physically looks

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West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey Application for Exempted Fishing Permit  

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West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2010 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit Applicants ........................................................................................5 A. Coastwide Summer Aerial Sardine Survey (July-August, 2010) ....................6 I. Survey Design ­ Coastwide Summer Aerial Sardine Survey ...............................6 Stage 1: Aerial Transect