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ARM Carbon Cycle Gases Flasks at SGP Site  

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Data from flasks are sampled at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program ARM, Southern Great Plains Site and analyzed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory ESRL. The SGP site is included in the NOAA Cooperative Global Air Sampling Network. The surface samples are collected from a 60 m tower at the ARM SGP Central Facility, usually once per week in the afternoon. The aircraft samples are collected approximately weekly from a chartered aircraft, and the collection flight path is centered over the tower where the surface samples are collected. The samples are collected by the ARM and LBNL Carbon Project.

Sebastien Biraud

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New Eddy Correlation System for ARM SGP Site  

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New Eddy Correlation System for ARM SGP Site New Eddy Correlation System for ARM SGP Site M. S. Pekour Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois Background Eddy correlation (ECOR) systems are widely used for in situ measurement of the turbulent fluxes in the atmosphere. The ECOR technique is the most direct method for determining fluxes; vertical fluxes are obtained by correlating the vertical wind component with the horizontal wind component (momentum flux), temperature (sensible heat flux), water vapor density (latent heat flux), and a scalar admixture density (e.g., CO 2 flux). Typically, an ultrasonic anemometer-thermometer ("sonic anemometer") is used for rapid, high-precision, three-dimensional (3D) wind measurements, as well as for temperature fluctuation measurements. A fast-response humidity sensor, such as an infra-red gas analyzer (IRGA) is

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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 - 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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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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CIMEL Measurements of Zenith Radiances at the ARM SGP Site  

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CIMEL Measurements of Zenith Radiances CIMEL Measurements of Zenith Radiances at the ARM SGP Site W. J. Wiscombe National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Climate and Radiation Branch Greenbelt, Maryland A. Marshak and K. Evans Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Y. Knyazikhin Department of Geography Boston University Boston, Massachusetts H. W. Barker Environment Canada Downsview, Ontario, Canada C. F. Pavloski Department of Meteorology Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania A. B. Davis Los Alamos National Laboratory Space and Remote Sensing Sciences Los Alamos, New Mexico M. Miller Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York Introduction The objective of our study is to exploit the sharp spectral contrast in vegetated surface reflectance across

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Climatology of Warm Boundary Layer Clouds at the ARM SGP Site and Their Comparison to Models  

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A 4-yr climatology (1997–2000) of warm boundary layer cloud properties is developed for the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Parameters in the climatology include cloud ...

Manajit Sengupta; Eugene E. Clothiaux; Thomas P. Ackerman

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the ECMWF Model Cloudiness and Surface Radiation Fields at the ARM SGP Site  

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The cloud and radiation fields produced by the operational ECMWF forecasts are assessed using observations from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site over the April–May 1999 period. Over the first 36 ...

Jean-Jacques Morcrette

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Visiting the SGP  

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PlainsVisiting the SGP PlainsVisiting the SGP 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 Visiting the SGP View a custom Google map with driving directions to the SGP Central Facility. View a custom Google map with driving directions to the SGP Central Facility. Safety First! Before visiting the SGP, you must submit a Site Access Request Form. When visiting the site, you must attend a safety orientation given by the Site Operations Manager. Environmental Safety and Health Documents The Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) documents listed below are

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Characterizing the Vertical Distribution of Aerosols Over the ARM SGP Site  

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This project focused on: 1) evaluating the performance of the DOE ARM SGP Raman lidar system in measuring profiles of water vapor and aerosols, and 2) the use of the Raman lidar measurements of aerosol and water vapor profiles for assessing the vertical distribution of aerosols and water vapor simulated by global transport models and examining diurnal variability of aerosols and water vapor. The highest aerosol extinction was generally observed close to the surface during the nighttime just prior to sunrise. The high values of aerosol extinction are most likely associated with increased scattering by hygroscopic aerosols, since the corresponding average relative humidity values were above 70%. After sunrise, relative humidity and aerosol extinction below 500 m decreased with the growth in the daytime convective boundary layer. The largest aerosol extinction for altitudes above 1 km occurred during the early afternoon most likely as a result of the increase in relative humidity. The water vapor mixing ratio profiles generally showed smaller variations with altitude between day and night. We also compared simultaneous measurements of relative humidity, aerosol extinction, and aerosol optical thickness derived from the ARM SGP Raman lidar and in situ instruments on board a small aircraft flown routinely over the ARM SGP site. In contrast, the differences between the CARL and IAP aerosol extinction measurements are considerably larger. Aerosol extinction derived from the IAP measurements is, on average, about 30-40% less than values derived from the Raman lidar. The reasons for this difference are not clear, but may be related to the corrections for supermicron scattering and relative humidity that were applied to the IAP data. The investigators on this project helped to set up a major field mission (2003 Aerosol IOP) over the DOE ARM SGP site. One of the goals of the mission was to further evaluate the aerosol and water vapor retrievals from this lidar system. Analysis of the aerosol and water vapor data collected by the Raman lidar during the 2003 Aerosol IOP indicated that the sensitivity of the lidar was significantly lower than when the lidar was initially deployed. A detailed analysis after the IOP of the long-term dataset demonstrated that the lidar began degrading in early 2002, and that it lost approximately a factor of 4 in sensitivity between 2002 and 2004. We participated in the development of the remediation plan for the system to restore its initial performance. We conducted this refurbishment and upgrade from May- September 2004. This remediation lead to an increase in the signal-to-noise ratio of 10 and 30 for the Raman lidar's water vapor mixing ratio and aerosol backscatter coefficient data, respectively as compared to the signal strengths when the system was first deployed. The DOE ARM Aerosol Lidar Validation Experiment (ALIVE), which was conducted during September 2005, evaluated the impact of these modifications and upgrades on the SGP Raman lidar measurements of aerosol extinction and optical thickness. The CARL modifications significantly improved the accuracy and temporal resolution of the aerosol measurements. Aerosol extinction profiles measured by the Raman lidar were also used to evaluate aerosol extinction profiles and aerosol optical thickness (AOT) simulated by aerosol models as part of the Aerosol module inter-Comparison in global models (AEROCOM) (http://nansen.ipsl.jussieu.fr/AEROCOM/aerocomhome.html) project. There was a wide range in how the models represent the aerosol extinction profiles over the ARM SGP site, even though the average annual AOT represented by the various models and measured by CARL and the Sun photometer were in general agreement, at least within the standard deviations of the averages. There were considerable differences in the average vertical distributions among the models, even among models that had similar average aerosol optical thickness. Deviations between mean aerosol extinction profiles were generally small (~20-30%) for altitudes above 2 km, and grew consider

Richard Ferrare, Connor Flynn, David Turner

2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Interpolation Uncertainties Across the ARM SGP Area  

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Interpolation Uncertainties Across the ARM SGP Area Interpolation Uncertainties Across the ARM SGP Area J. E. Christy, C. N. Long, and T. R. Shippert Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Interpolation Grids Across the SGP Network Area The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program operates a network of surface radiation measurement sites across north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas. This Southern Great Plains (SGP) network consists of 21 sites unevenly spaced from 95.5 to 99.5 degrees west longitude, and from 34.5 to 38.5 degrees north latitude. We use the technique outlined by Long and Ackerman (2000) and Long et al. (1999) to infer continuous estimates of clear-sky downwelling shortwave (SW) irradiance, SW cloud effect, and daylight fractional sky cover for each

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Evaluation of Precipitation Simulated by Seven SCMs against the ARM Observations at the SGP Site  

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This study evaluates the performances of seven single-column models (SCMs) by comparing simulated surface precipitation with observations at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) site from January 1999 to ...

Hua Song; Wuyin Lin; Yanluan Lin; Audrey B. Wolf; Roel Neggers; Leo J. Donner; Anthony D. Del Genio; Yangang Liu

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - PI Product - Aerosol Retrievals from ARM SGP MFRSR Data  

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ProductsAerosol Retrievals from ARM SGP MFRSR Data ProductsAerosol Retrievals from ARM SGP MFRSR Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : Aerosol Retrievals from ARM SGP MFRSR Data 2000.01.01 - 2000.12.31 Site(s) SGP General Description The Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) makes precise simultaneous measurements of the solar direct normal and diffuse horizontal irradiances at six wavelengths (nominally 415, 500, 615, 673, 870, and 940 nm) at short intervals (20 sec for ARM instruments) throughout the day. Time series of spectral optical depth are derived from these measurements. Besides water vapor at 940 nm, the other gaseous absorbers within the MFRSR channels are NO2 (at 415, 500, and 615 nm) and ozone (at 500, 615, and 670

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Surface Spectral Albedo Intensive Operational Period at the ARM SGP Site in august 2002: Results, Analysis, and Future Plans  

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Spectral Albedo Intensive Operational Period Spectral Albedo Intensive Operational Period at the ARM SGP Site in August 2002: Results, Analysis, and Future Plans A. P. Trishchenko and Y. Luo Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario, Canada M. C. Cribb and Z. Li University of Maryland College Park, Maryland K. Hamm University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma Introduction A surface spectral albedo Intensive Operational Period (IOP) at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site was conducted during August 14-19, 2002, to meet the ARM Program need in a detailed knowledge of surface boundary conditions for atmospheric radiation studies. We measured surface spectral albedos/reflectances for several representative surface types and made a survey of landcover types over an area of approximately 10 km x 10 km centered

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ARM - SGP Rural Driving Hazards  

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Rural Driving Hazards Rural Driving Hazards 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 Rural Driving Hazards The rural location of the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site facilities requires that visitors travel on unpaved, dirt and gravel, roads. Visitors should be aware of the driving hazards this presents by taking the following precautions: Proceed cautiously: Many rural roads have unmarked and blind intersections. Slow down: Sanded and gravel raods can cause a vehicle to swerve. Maintain a safe following distance: During the dry season, vehicles

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Remotely Controlled, Continuous Observations of Infrared Radiance with the CSIRO/ARM Mark II Radiometer at the SGP CART Site  

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Remotely Controlled, Continuous Observations of Remotely Controlled, Continuous Observations of Infrared Radiance with the CSIRO/ARM Mark II Radiometer at the SGP CART Site C. M. R. Platt and R. T. Austin Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado C. M. R. Platt and J. A. Bennett Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Atmospheric Research Aspendale, Victoria, Australia Abstract The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization/Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (CSIRO/ARM) Program Mark II infrared (IR) filter radiometer operated continuously at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site for a period of five weeks. Data of high quality were obtained by remote operation and data transfer with no evidence of spurious

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Diurnal Cycle of Convection at the ARM SGP Site: Role of Large-Scale Forcing, Surface Fluxes, and Convective Inhibition  

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Diurnal Cycle of Convection at the ARM SGP Site: Diurnal Cycle of Convection at the ARM SGP Site: Role of Large-Scale Forcing, Surface Fluxes, and Convective Inhibition G. J. Zhang Center for Atmospheric Sciences Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, California Introduction Atmospheric convection undergoes strong diurnal variation over both land and oceans (Gray and Jacobson 1977; Dai 2001; Nesbitt and Zipser 2003). Because of the nature of the diurnal variation of solar radiation, the phasing of convection with solar radiation has a significant impact on the atmospheric radiation budget and cloud radiative forcing. A number of studies have investigated the possible mechanisms of the diurnal variation of convection (Gray and Jacobson 1977; Randall et al. 1991; Dai et al. 1999; Dai 2001). Yet, in regional and global climate models, the diurnal variation of

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Cloud properties derived from two lidars over the ARM SGP site  

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[1] Active remote sensors such as lidars or radars can be used with other data to quantify the cloud properties at regional scale and at global scale (Dupont et al., 2009). Relative to radar, lidar remote sensing is sensitive to very thin and high clouds but has a significant limitation due to signal attenuation in the ability to precisely quantify the properties of clouds with a 20 cloud optical thickness larger than 3. In this study, 10-years of backscatter lidar signal data are analysed by a unique algorithm called STRucture of ATmosphere (STRAT, Morille et al., 2007). We apply the STRAT algorithm to data from both the collocated Micropulse lidar (MPL) and a Raman lidar (RL) at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site between 1998 and 2009. Raw backscatter lidar signal is processed and 25 corrections for detector deadtime, afterpulse, and overlap are applied. (Campbell et al.) The cloud properties for all levels of clouds are derived and distributions of cloud base height (CBH), top height (CTH), physical cloud thickness (CT), and optical thickness (COT) from local statistics are compared. The goal of this study is (1) to establish a climatology of macrophysical and optical properties for all levels of clouds observed over the ARM SGP site 30 and (2) to estimate the discrepancies induced by the two remote sensing systems (pulse energy, sampling, resolution, etc.). Our first results tend to show that the MPLs, which are the primary ARM lidars, have a distinctly limited range where all of these cloud properties are detectable, especially cloud top and cloud thickness, but even actual cloud base especially during summer daytime period. According to the comparisons between RL and MPL, almost 50% of situations show a signal to noise ratio too low (smaller than 3) for the MPL in order to detect clouds higher than 7km during daytime period in summer. Consequently, the MPLderived annual cycle of cirrus cloud base (top) altitude is biased low, especially for daylight periods, compared with those derived from the RL data, which detects 5 cloud base ranging from 7.5 km in winter to 9.5 km in summer (and tops ranging from 8.6 to 10.5 km). The optically thickest cirrus clouds (COT>0.3) reach 50% of the total population for the Raman lidar and only 20% for the Micropulse lidar due to the difference of pulse energy and the effect of solar irradiance contamination. A complementary study using the cloud fraction 10 derived from the Micropulse lidar for clouds below 5 km and from the Raman lidar for cloud above 5 km allows for better estimation of the total cloud fraction between the ground and the top of the atmosphere. This study presents the diurnal cycle of cloud fraction for each season in comparisons with the Long et al. (2006) cloud fraction calculation derived from radiative flux analysis.

Dupont, Jean-Charles; Haeffelin, Martial; Morille, Y.; Comstock, Jennifer M.; Flynn, Connor J.; Long, Charles N.; Sivaraman, Chitra; Newsom, Rob K.

2011-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - SGP99 IOP  

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govCampaignsSGP99 IOP govCampaignsSGP99 IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : SGP99 IOP 1999.07.07 - 1999.07.22 Lead Scientist : Richard Cederwall Summary The Southern Great Plains 1997 Hydrology Experiment (SGP97) successfully demonstrated the ability to map and monitor soil moisture using low frequency microwave radiometers (L band, 1.4 GHz). Soil moisture retrieval algorithms developed using higher resolution data were proven to be extendible to coarser resolution (Jackson et al., 1999). Figure 1 shows one sequence of soil moisture observations obtained in SGP97. The resulting data set will be the focus of a wide variety of value added scientific research in hydrology, meteorology, and climate. SGP97 also developed a

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Asymmetry in the Diurnal Cycle of Atmospheric Downwelling Radiation at the ARM SGP CF Site Over 1995-2001 Period  

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Asymmetry in the Diurnal Cycle of Atmospheric Asymmetry in the Diurnal Cycle of Atmospheric Downwelling Radiation at the ARM SGP CF Site Over 1995-2001 Period A. P. Trishchenko Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Introduction The shape of the diurnal cycle of atmospheric downwelling radiation is an important climatic feature of cloud-radiation interactions and atmospheric properties. Adequate characterization of this diurnal cycle is critical for accurate determination of monthly and seasonal radiation budgets from a limited data sampling. This is especially important for establishing the optimal sampling and temporal interpolation schemes employed in satellite radiation budget missions, such as Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), Scanner for Radiation Budget (ScaRaB), and Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Site  

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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. (Specialized Interface) (Registration Required)

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LandUse/Land Cover Map of the CF of ARM in the SGP Site Using...  

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the effects and interactions of sunlight, radiant energy, and clouds on temperatures, weather, and climate. (http:www.arm.govdocsabout.html) This energy balance is affected by...

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ARM - SGP Radiometric Calibration Facility  

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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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Evaluation of the NCEP Global Forecast System at the ARM SGP Site  

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This study evaluates the performance of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction Global Forecast System (GFS) against observations made by the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program at the southern ...

Fanglin Yang; Hua-Lu Pan; Steven K. Krueger; Shrinivas Moorthi; Stephen J. Lord

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Measurement and Modeling of Vertically Resolved Aerosol Optical Properties and Radiative Fluxes Over the ARM SGP Site During the May 2003 Aerosol IOP  

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Measurement and Modeling Measurement and Modeling of Vertically Resolved Aerosol Optical Properties and Radiative Fluxes Over the ARM SGP Site During the May 2003 Aerosol IOP B. Schmid and J. Redemann Bay Area Environmental Research Institute National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center Moffett Field, California W. P. Arnott Desert Research Institute Reno, Nevada A. Bucholtz and J. Reid Naval Research Laboratory Monterey, California P. Colarco Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland D. Covert and R. Elleman University of Washington Seattle, Washington J. Eilers, P. Pilewskie, and A. Strawa National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames, Research Center Moffett Field, California R. A. Ferrare

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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 - PI Product - SGP and TWP (Manus) Ice Cloud Vertical Velocities  

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ProductsSGP and TWP (Manus) Ice Cloud Vertical ProductsSGP and TWP (Manus) Ice Cloud Vertical Velocities Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : SGP and TWP (Manus) Ice Cloud Vertical Velocities 1997.01.01 - 2010.12.31 Site(s) SGP TWP General Description Daily netcdf-files of ice-cloud dynamics observed at the ARM sites at SGP (Jan1997-Dec2010) and Manus (Jul1999-Dec2010). The files include variables at different time resolution (10s, 20min, 1hr). Profiles of radar reflectivity factor (dbz), Doppler velocity (vel) as well as retrieved vertical air motion (V_air) and reflectivity-weighted particle terminal fall velocity (V_ter) are given at 10s, 20min and 1hr resolution. Lower level clouds are removed, however a multi-layer flag is included.

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ARM - Field Campaign - Ground-based Cloud Tomography Experiment at SGP  

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govCampaignsGround-based Cloud Tomography Experiment at SGP govCampaignsGround-based Cloud Tomography Experiment at SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Ground-based Cloud Tomography Experiment at SGP 2009.05.26 - 2009.07.17 Lead Scientist : Dong Huang For data sets, see below. Description Knowledge of 3D cloud properties is pressingly needed in many research fields. One of the problems encountered when trying to represent 3D cloud fields in numerical models is that the existing techniques cannot provide necessary observations at the required spatial scale and resolution. We tested a new promising technique for measuring 3D cloud microphysical structure, called cloud microwave tomography, at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site for one month in late April 2009. Five microwave scanning

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Direct Aerosol Forcing in the Infrared at the SGP Site?  

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Direct Aerosol Forcing in the Infrared at the SGP Site? Direct Aerosol Forcing in the Infrared at the SGP Site? D. D. Turner and C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction Low level haze is often observed during the night and early morning hours in many locations. This haze is typically formed during quiescent conditions by radiative cooling of the surface, which lowers the ambient temperature and consequently increases the near-surface relative humidity (RH). Many aerosols start to deliquesce around 75% relative humidity (RH) (depending on their chemical composition), and thus if the near surface RH increases above this level, haze will form. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's ultimate goal, stated simply, is to improve the treatment of radiative transfer in global climate models. Global climate models typically do not

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Characterization of Surface Albedo Over the ARM SGP CART and the NSA  

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Characterization of Surface Albedo Characterization of Surface Albedo Over the ARM SGP CART and the NSA Z. Li and M. C. Cribb Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland A. P. Trishchenko and Y. Luo Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Introduction Surface albedo is needed for satellite remote sensing of the surface radiation budget and for climate modelling. Determination of areal-mean surface albedo is challenging. Over the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site, a primary challenge lies in the inhomogeneity associated with different land cover types. Over the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) site, persistent cloud cover renders remote sensing of surface albedo difficult. We tackle both challenges following two different approaches. Over the SGP site, we

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Improved ARM-SGP TOA OLR Fluxes from GOES-8 IR Radiances Based on CERES Data  

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ARM-SGP TOA OLR Fluxes from GOES-8 IR ARM-SGP TOA OLR Fluxes from GOES-8 IR Radiances Based on CERES Data D. R. Doelling and M. M. Khaiyer Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. Hampton, Virginia P. Minnis National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia Introduction The radiation budget at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) is a quantity of fundamental importance to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. Thus, it is necessary to measure the radiation budget components, broadband shortwave albedo and outgoing longwave radiation (OLR), as accurately as possible. Measurement of OLR over the ARM surface sites has only been possible since the advent of Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES; Wielicki et al. 1998) in 1998. Prior to

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The Vertical Structure of Cloud Occurrence and Radiative Forcing at the SGP ARM Site as Revealed by 8 Years of Continuous Data  

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Data collected at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program ground sites allow for the description of the atmospheric thermodynamic state, cloud occurrence, and cloud properties. This information allows for the derivation of estimates ...

Gerald G. Mace; Sally Benson

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Albedo at ARM SGP from Helicopter Observations  

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model (Fu and Liou 1993), ARM profile information and aerosols, and albedo spectral shape from the CARE experiment. Surface albedo is then adjusted such that model fluxes...

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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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Determination of Ice Water Path Over the ARM SGP Using Combined Surface and Satellite Datasets  

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Determination of Ice Water Path Over the ARM SGP Using Determination of Ice Water Path Over the ARM SGP Using Combined Surface and Satellite Datasets J. Huang, M. M. Khaiyer, and P. W. Heck Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. Hampton, Virginia P. Minnis and B. Lin Atmospheric Sciences National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia T.-F. Fan Science Applications International Corporation Hampton, Virginia Introduction Global information of cloud ice water path (IWP) is urgently needed for testing of global climate models (GCMs) and other applications. Accurate quantification of the IWP is essential for characterizing the hydrological and radiation budget. For example, the reflection of shortwave radiation by ice clouds reduces the solar energy reaching the earth's surface. Ice clouds can also trap the longwave radiation

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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

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Initial Evaluation of the Cumulus Potential Scheme at the ACRF SGP Site  

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Meeting, Meeting, 12 March 2008 Initial Evaluation of the Cumulus Potential Scheme at the ACRF SGP Site Larry K. Berg, William I. Gustafson Jr., and Evgueni I. Kassianov Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ARM Science Team Meeting, 12 March 2008 Where are We Going? Development Simulation Evaluation Observations ARM Science Team Meeting, 12 March 2008 Development: Coupling Clouds to the Convective Boundary Layer * Shallow cumuli are turbulently coupled to the planetary boundary layer 4 3 2 1 0 Height (km) 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Distance (km) Simulation courtesy of M. Ovtchinnikov ARM Science Team Meeting, 12 March 2008 Development: Coupling Clouds to the Convective Boundary Layer * Parameterization should represent this coupling * The Cumulus Potential (CuP) scheme is one way - Accounts for sub-grid

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: The SGP Aerosol...  

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New Visible to Broadband Shortwave Conversions for Deriving Albedos from GOES-8 Over the ARM-SGP  

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New Visible to Broadband Shortwave Conversions for New Visible to Broadband Shortwave Conversions for Deriving Albedos from GOES-8 Over the ARM-SGP V. Chakrapani, D. R. Doelling, and M. M. Khaiyer Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. Hampton, Virginia P. Minnis National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia Introduction The radiation budget at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) is a quantity of fundamental importance to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. Thus, it is necessary to measure the radiation budget components, broadband shortwave (SW) albedo and outgoing longwave radiation, as accurately as possible. Measurement of TOA broadband albedos over the ARM surface sites has only been possible since the advent of Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES; Wielicki et al.

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Searching for Global Dimming Evidence at SGP and Update of ARM Submissions to BSRN  

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Searching for Global Dimming Evidence at SGP and Searching for Global Dimming Evidence at SGP and Update of ARM Submissions to BSRN G. Hodges Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Introduction Global dimming, usually defined as a reduction of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the surface of the earth, is a topic being discussed with increasing frequency. A recent news article on global dimming in the web-based newspaper the Guardian Unlimited seems to have brought this issue to the forefront with scientists and laypeople alike. In fact, there is a special session devoted to global dimming at the upcoming May 17-21 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Montreal, Canada. The article quotes Atsumu Ohmura and references his findings on this subject.

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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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Satellite and Surface Data Synergy for Developing a 3D Cloud Structure and Properties Characterization Over the ARM SGP. S...  

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Satellite and Surface Data Synergy for Developing Satellite and Surface Data Synergy for Developing a 3D Cloud Structure and Properties Characterization Over the ARM SGP Site Stage 1: Cloud Amounts, Optical Depths, and Cloud Heights Reconciliation I. Genkova and C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington P. W. Heck Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. Hampton, Virginia P. Minnis National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia Introduction One of the primary Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program objectives is to obtain measurements applicable to the development of models for better understanding of radiative processes in the atmosphere. We address this goal by building a three-dimensional (3D) characterization of the

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ARM - Site Index  

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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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Validation of Satellite-Derived Liquid Water Paths Using ARM SGP Microwave Radiometers  

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Satellite-Derived Liquid Water Paths Using Satellite-Derived Liquid Water Paths Using ARM SGP Microwave Radiometers M. M. Khaiyer and J. Huang Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. Hampton, Virginia P. Minnis, B. Lin, and W. L. Smith, Jr. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia A. Fan Science Applications International Corporation Hampton, Virginia A. Rapp Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado Introduction Satellites are useful for monitoring climatological parameters over large domains. They are especially useful for measuring various cloud microphysical and radiative parameters where ground-based instruments are not available. The geostationary operational environmental satellite (GOES) has been used to retrieve cloud and radiative properties over an extended domain centered on the Atmospheric

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Heterogeneous surface fluxes and their effects on the SGP CART site  

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The treatment of subgrid-scale variations of surface properties and the resultant spatial variations of sensible and latent heat fluxes has received increasing attention in recent years. Mesoscale numerical simulations of highly idealized conditions, in which strong flux contrasts exist between adjacent surfaces, have shown that under some circumstances the secondary circulations induced by land-use differences can significantly affect the properties of the planetary boundary layer (PBL) and the region of the atmosphere above the PBL. At the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site, the fluxes from different land-surface types are not expected to differ as dramatically as those found in idealized simulations. Although the corresponding effects on the atmosphere should thus be less dramatic, they are still potentially important. From an ARM perspective, in tests of single column models (SCMs) it would be useful to understand the effects of the lower boundary conditions on model performance. We describe here our initial efforts to characterize the variable surface fluxes over the CART site and to assess their effects on the PBL that are important for the performance of SCMs.

Doran, J.C.; Hu, Q.; Hubbe, J.M.; Liljegren, J.C.; Shaw, W.J.; Zhong, S. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Collatz, G.J. [Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA, Greenbelt, MD (United States)

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Central FacilityInstruments Central FacilityInstruments 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 Instruments : Central Facility [ Single installation ] ACSM Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] BRS Broadband Radiometer Station Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] BSRN Baseline Solar Radiation Network

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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PlainsInstruments PlainsInstruments 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 Instruments : Southern Great Plains [ Single installation ] ACSM Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor Aerosols Browse Data [ Installed at 5 facilities ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] BRS Broadband Radiometer Station Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] BSRN Baseline Solar Radiation Network

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Towards Development of a Synthesized Database of Spatial and Temporal Surface Spectral Reflectivity Over the ARM SGP CART Area  

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Towards Development of a Synthesized Database of Towards Development of a Synthesized Database of Spatial and Temporal Surface Spectral Reflectivity Over the ARM SGP CART Area A. P. Trishchenko, Y. Luo, R. Latifovic, W. Park, J. Cihlar, and B. Hwang Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Z. Li and M. C. Cribb University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland Introduction Surface albedo is a key variable determining the disposition of solar radiation between the surface and the atmosphere. Reliable mapping of surface albedo and improved understanding of radiation interactions at the surface are required for advancing weather forecasting and climate studies. The ground-based observations are limited to a handful of locations sparsely distributed in the South Great Plains (SGP). Frequently, they represent only small-scale features of surface reflective properties and

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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Surface Di-directional Reflectance Properties Over the ARM SGP Area from Satellite Multi-Platform Observations  

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Bi-Directional Reflectance Properties Bi-Directional Reflectance Properties Over the ARM SGP Area from Satellite Multi-Platform Observations Y. Luo, A. P. Trishchenko, and R. Latifovic Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Natural Resources Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Z. Li Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Introduction Surface albedo is an important parameter in atmospheric radiation research. Good knowledge of surface bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) is essential in order to obtain the hemispheric reflectance (albedo) using data from satellite systems, which only view the ground at particular angles. Linear kernel-driven BRDF models have been commonly used for simple operational implementation of

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Month-Long 2D Cloud-Resolving Model Simulation and Resultant Statistics of Cloud Systems Over the ARM SGP  

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Month-Long 2D Cloud-Resolving Model Simulation Month-Long 2D Cloud-Resolving Model Simulation and Resultant Statistics of Cloud Systems Over the ARM SGP X. Wu Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Iowa State University Ames, Iowa X.-Z. Liang Illinois State Water Survey University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Introduction The cloud-resolving model (CRM) has recently emerged as a useful tool to develop improved representations of convections, clouds, and cloud-radiation interactions in general circulation models (GCMs). In particular, the fine spatial resolution allows the CRM to more realistically represent the detailed structure of cloud systems, including cloud geometric and radiative properties. The CRM simulations thus provide unique and comprehensive datasets, based on which more realistic GCM

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A Comparison of MERRA and NARR Reanalyses with the DOE ARM SGP Data  

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Atmospheric states from the Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) and the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) are compared with data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Southern Great ...

Aaron D. Kennedy; Xiquan Dong; Baike Xi; Shaocheng Xie; Yunyan Zhang; Junye Chen

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Observed and Simulated Cirrus Cloud Properties at the SGP CART Site  

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and Simulated Cirrus Cloud Properties and Simulated Cirrus Cloud Properties at the SGP CART Site A. D. Del Genio and A. B. Wolf National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York G. G. Mace University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Introduction Despite their potential importance in a long-term climate change, less is known about cirrus clouds than most other cloud types, for a variety of reasons (Del Genio 2001) including: (1) the difficulty of remotely sensing ice water content (IWC), (2) uncertainty in the identities of ice nuclei and the relative importance of different nucleation processes, (3) significant variations in depth and optical thickness caused by formation and sedimentation of large particles, and (4) our relatively poor documentation of

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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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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Oliktok Point, Oliktok Point, AlaskaInstruments Oliktok Deployment AMF Home Oliktok Home Deployment Operations Baseline Instruments and Data Plots at the Archive Outreach News & Press New Sites Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.6MB) Images Contacts Fred Helsel, AMF Operations Lynne Roeder, Media Contact Hans Verlinde, Principal Investigator Instruments : Oliktok Point, Alaska [ Single installation ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Not Online [ Single installation ] CSAPR C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar Cloud Properties Not Online [ Single installation ] CSPHOT Cimel Sunphotometer Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] DL Doppler Lidar Cloud Properties Not Online [ Single installation ] ECOR Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System Surface/Subsurface Properties Not Online [ Single installation ]

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Preliminary Analysis of ARM SGP Area Sky Cover and Downwelling SW Irradiance  

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Clarifying and Implementing a Stricter DOD Definition Across Datastreams Clarifying and Implementing a Stricter DOD Definition Across Datastreams C. Sivaraman, B. Ermold, M. Macduff Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Definition of DOD: All dimension, attribute and variable types and names are considered part of a DOD. A change in any part of the DOD is considered a version change. Outcomes: ACRF enforces greater consistency in data Downstream users benefit (DQ, VAPs, scientists) Identify inconsistencies across datastreams Datastream development is more efficient BODS interface, updated libraries Improved data analysis tools for ACRF and ARM Visual Datastream history tool (below) Issues with current DOD history: The DOD History page: http://science.arm.gov/tool/dod/showdod.php * Tracks both content and structure. * Needs Custom Configuration

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ARM - SGP Boundary Facility  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Darwin SiteInstruments Darwin SiteInstruments 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 : Central Facility, Darwin, Australia [ Single installation ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] 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 [ Single installation ] GNDRAD Ground Radiometers on Stand for Upwelling Radiation Radiometric Browse Plots

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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AlaskaInstruments AlaskaInstruments 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 Instruments : North Slope Alaska [ Single installation ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] AMC Ameriflux Measurement Component Radiometric, Surface/Subsurface Properties Browse Data [ Single installation ] AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] CCN Cloud Condensation Nuclei Particle Counter Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] CLAP Continuous Light Absorption Photometer Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] CPC Condensation Particle Counter Aerosols Browse Data

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Aerosol Indirect Effect: Evidence from the ARM SGP and NSA Sites Aerosol Indirect Effect: Evidence from the ARM SGP and NSA Sites Penner, J.E.(a), Chen, Y.(a), and Dong, X.(b), University of Michigan (a), University of North Dakota (b) Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The ARM SGP site and the NSA site provide a unique opportunity to examine the effects of aerosols on cloud optical properties because the aerosol concnetrations at each site span the range between polluted and clean conditions. Here, we examine whether the effect of aerosols on clouds can adequately explain the observed relationship between the liquid water path observed at each site and the cloud optical depth required to determine the observed surface flux. Aerosol number concentration at the SGP site was determined from the observed CN number concentration as well as the

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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Investigation of Unusual Albedos in the SGP Domain  

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Investigation of Unusual Albedos in the SGP Domain Investigation of Unusual Albedos in the SGP Domain Groff, David ARM SGP Duchon, Claude University Of Oklahoma Category: Atmospheric State and Surface We investigate the cause of unusually high albedos at an Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) extended facility near Morris, OK. In a previous study, daily albedos were calculated at several SGP extended facilities for 1998 and 1999 using broadband (.28 to 3 microns) pyranometers. The average daily albedo during this period was calculated to be at least about 5% higher at Morris than at any of the other SGP extended facilities. Surface based measurements of daily albedos at Morris and two nearby SGP extended facilities during 2004 and 2005 suggest the unusually high albedo measurements at Morris are real.

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Evaluation of Terra Aerosol and Water Vapor Measurements Using ARM SGP Data Evaluation of Terra Aerosol and Water Vapor Measurements Using ARM SGP Data Ferrare, R.A.(a), Brasseur, L.H.(b), Clayton, M.B.(b), Turner, D.D.(c), Remer, L.(d), and Gao, B.C.(e), NASA Langley (a), SAIC (b), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (c), NASA Goddard (d), Naval Research Laboratory (e) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Measurements from the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site are used to evaluate atmospheric measurements derived from NASA's Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) sensors on board the Terra satellite. MODIS and MISR AOT retrievals are evaluated using ARM SGP Cimel Sun photometer and MultiFilter Rotating

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SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Measurement Platforms  

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The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) will be conducted from June 8 to June 30, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Data will be collected using eight aircraft equipped with a variety of specialized sensors, four specially instrumented surface sites, and two prototype surface radar systems. The architecture of CLASIC includes a high-altitude surveillance aircraft and enhanced vertical thermodynamic and wind profile measurements that will characterize the synoptic scale structure of the clouds and the land surface within the ACRF SGP site. Mesoscale and microscale structures will be sampled with a variety of aircraft, surface, and radar observations. An overview of the measurement platforms that will be used during the CLASIC are described in this report. The coordination of measurements, especially as it relates to aircraft flight plans, will be discussed in the CLASIC Implementation Plan.

MA Miller; R Avissar; LK Berg; SA Edgerton; ML Fischer; TJ Jackson; B. Kustas; PJ Lamb; G McFarquhar; Q Min; B Schmid; MS Torn; DD Tuner

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Comparison of ECMWF  

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Comparison of ECMWF Model and ARSCL Cloudiness at the ARM SGP site Comparison of ECMWF Model and ARSCL Cloudiness at the ARM SGP site Kollias, Pavlos RSMAS/University of Miami Albrecht, Bruce University of Miami The Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Program operates a comprehensive suite of active remote sensors at Southern Great Plains (SGP) in Oklahoma since 1996 to detect all hydrometeors in the atmospheric column above. Due to its location, the ARM SGP site cloud and precipitation climatology it is believed to be representative of mid-latitudes. Long-term (6.5 years) observations from this ARM site are used to provide a cloud and precipitation climatology. A cloud classification scheme based on cloud base height, fractional coverage, cloud thickness, cloud reflectivity and precipitation detection at the

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: ARM Site Atmospheric  

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ARM Site Atmospheric State Best Estimates for AIRS Forward Model and ARM Site Atmospheric State Best Estimates for AIRS Forward Model and Retrieval Validation Tobin, David University of Wisconsin-Madison Revercomb, Henry University Of Wisconsin-Madison Knuteson, Robert University Of Wisconsin Feltz, Wayne University of Wisconsin Moy, Leslie University of Wisconsin-Madison Lesht, Barry Argonne National Laboratory Cress, Ted Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Strow, Larrabee Hannon, Scott Fetzer, Eric Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the EOS Aqua platform is the first of a new generation of advanced hyperspectral atmospheric sounders with the capability of retrieving temperature and trace gas profiles with high vertical resolution and absolute accuracy. In the past few years ARM has played a major role in the validation of AIRS, including the launch of

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ARM - PI Product - ARM-LBNL-NOAA Flask Sampler for Carbon Cycle Gases  

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ProductsARM-LBNL-NOAA Flask Sampler for Carbon Cycle ProductsARM-LBNL-NOAA Flask Sampler for Carbon Cycle Gases Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : ARM-LBNL-NOAA Flask Sampler for Carbon Cycle Gases Site(s) SGP General Description Data from ccg-flasks are sampled at the ARM SGP site and analyzed by the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) as part of the NOAA Cooperative Global Air Sampling Network. Surface samples are collected from a 60m tower at the SGP Central Facility, usually once per week on one afternoon. The aircraft samples are collected approximately weekly from a chartered aircraft, and the collection flight path is centered over the tower where the surface samples are collected. Samples are collected by the ARM/LBNL Carbon Project. CO2 flask data contains measurements of CO2

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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SGP Shipment Notification Form  

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PlainsShipment Notification Form PlainsShipment Notification Form 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 Shipment Notification Form Note: Red text indicates a required field. Your Notification Form has been submitted. Section 1 : Initiator Information Date Afilliation Name Phone Number Email Section 2 : Vendor Information Ship From Point of Contact Address Phone Section 3 : Carrier Information Shipping Company Tracking/AWB Number Number of Boxes Approximate Weight for EACH BOX Expected Ship Date Section 4 : Shipment List Description System/Instrument

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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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's Broadband Radiometer Station (BRS) Data  

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ARM's BRS data contains measurements of broadband shortwave and longwave, downwelling, upwelling, and normal radiation. The Broadband Radiometer Station (BRS) has collected data since 2001. Data Plots can be viewed for the BRS datastream through ARM's Thumbnail Browser. The primary site for BRS data collection is the Southern Great Plains (SGP).

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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 TR-009  

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9 9 Improved Correction of IR Loss in Diffuse Shortwave Measurements: An ARM Value-Added Product November 2003 K. Younkin and C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research, Office of Health and Environmental Research K. Younkin and C. N. Long, November 2003, ARM TR-009 Contents 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1 2. The Input Data........................................................................................................................................ 2 2.1 SGP Site ........................................................................................................................................

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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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Integrated Study of MFRSR-derived Parameters of Atmospheric Aerosols and Trace Gases Over the ARM CART Site Extended Facili...  

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Integrated Study of MFRSR-Derived Parameters of Integrated Study of MFRSR-Derived Parameters of Atmospheric Aerosols and Trace Gases Over the ARM CART Site Extended Facilities - Comparison with Satellite and Other Ground-Based Measurements M. D. Alexandrov and B. Cairns Columbia University National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York A. A. Lacis and B. E. Carlson National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, New York Comparison of SGP MFRSR Network Aerosol Retrievals with MODIS Aerosol Product The network of Multi-filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometers (MFRSRs) at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site consists of 21 instrument sites

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Atmosphere–Land Surface Interactions over the Southern Great Plains: Characterization from Pentad Analysis of DOE ARM Field Observations and NARR  

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The Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site data are analyzed to provide insight into atmosphere–land surface interactions generating summertime precipitation variability. Pentad-...

Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas; Sumant Nigam

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM -  

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

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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Large Eddy Simulations of Fair-Weather Cumulus Case at SGP Site Large Eddy Simulations of Fair-Weather Cumulus Case at SGP Site Zhu, P. and Albrecht, B.A., University of Miami Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting A fair-weather cumulus (FWC) case observed on July 6, 1997 at the ARM SGP site is simulated using RAMS model. In this study, we performed a series of numerical experiments to study the basic physics underlying the FWC and the evolution of these clouds in response to the change of external forcings and conditions. The simulations indicate that the evolution of shallow cumuli is very sensitive to the initial vertical structure of moisture and the variation of the entrainment moisture fluxes. Based on the penetration theory, we are able to develop a cloud initiation parameterization using

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ARM - Instrument - usdarad  

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govInstrumentsusdarad govInstrumentsusdarad Documentation USDARAD : 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 : US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Radiation Monitoring Data (USDARAD) Instrument Categories Radiometric Picture of the USDA radiometer at the SGP site Picture of the USDA radiometer at the SGP site General Overview The USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES). The program was initiated in 1992, through a grant to Colorado State University, to provide information on the geographical distribution and temporal trends of UVB (ultraviolet -B)

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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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Microwave Radiometer Retrieval Data Available for ARM Sites Microwave Radiometer Retrieval Data Available for ARM Sites Bookmark and Share An example plot from the MWRRET VAP for 10/8/1999 at SGP. (top) Brightness temperatures measured by the MWR; orange and blue lines indicate potential measurement spikes due to precipitation, (middle) retrieved precipitable water vapor from the new physical method (blue) and the original statistical method (green), (bottom) retrieved liquid water path from the new physical method (blue) and the original statistical method (green). Sonde launch times are indicated in purple in the middle panel. An example plot from the MWRRET VAP for 10/8/1999 at SGP. (top) Brightness temperatures measured by the MWR; orange and blue lines indicate potential measurement spikes due to precipitation, (middle) retrieved precipitable

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Microsoft Word - SGP CART Safety Orientation.doc  

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4-002 4-002 SGP CART SAFETY ORIENTATION Page 1 of 1 SGP CART SAFETY ORIENTATION Revised 10/14/04 1 INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program's Southern Great Plains (SGP) Climate Research Facility. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) manages this U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site. It is very important that all visitors comply with all DOE and ANL safety requirements, as well as those of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Fire Protection Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and with other requirements as applicable. 2 VISITOR SIGN-IN AND SIGN-OUT All visitors to the SGP CART site are required to complete a Site Access Request (SAR) form before visiting the site.

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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Simultaneous Retrieval of Diurnal to Seasonal Surface Temperatures and Emissivities over SGP ARM–CART Site Using GOES Split Window  

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GOES-8 thermal infrared split window measurements have been used with a simultaneous land surface temperature (LST)–spectral emissivity retrieval algorithm to examine the potential of a combined retrieval methodology cast into a variational ...

David A. Faysash; Eric A. Smith

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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* SGP Central Facility - surrounded by wheat felds, the  

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SGP Central Facility - surrounded by wheat felds, the SGP Central Facility - surrounded by wheat felds, the heavily instrumented Central Facility served as the primary source of information about cloud and carbon feedbacks. * Little Washita Watershed - located in a mix of pasture land and winter wheat, three carbon fux towers and associ ated instruments were added at this site. Two additional fux towers were located at Fort Cobb, in nearby croplands,

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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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January 31, 2012 [Data Announcements] January 31, 2012 [Data Announcements] It's Official Now-Cloud Microphysical Properties Value-Added Product Changes Status Bookmark and Share The Continuous Baseline Microphysical Retrieval (MICROBASE) value-added product (VAP) has been released as an official ARM VAP. Data from April 1998 through December 2009 are now available for the Southern Great Plains, North Slope of Alaska, and Tropical Western Pacific sites. Historical updates will be provided whenever additional data become available. This sample quicklook plot shows averaged liquid water content for May 9, 2006, at the SGP site. This sample quicklook plot shows averaged liquid water content for May 9, 2006, at the SGP site. MICROBASE is a baseline retrieval of cloud microphysical properties. It

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM)  

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ProductsLandsat Thematic Mapper (TM) ProductsLandsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Site(s) NSA SGP TWP General Description The Landsat satellites are used to acquire remotely sensed images of the Earth's land surface and surrounding coastal regions. The Landsat-5 TM files are binary. In addition, some of the Landsat-5 TM files were sent to the Archive in exported form from ArcInfo (GIS software). The Landsat-7 TM files are HDF. These files are delivered to the archive as tarred files and include documentation. Landsat-5 TM satellite data scenes are available for the NSA and SGP sites. In addition, Landsat-7 satellite data scenes are available for the SGP and

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New Surface Meteorological Measurements at SGP,  

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NM, March 22 - 26, 2004 NM, March 22 - 26, 2004 1 New Surface Meteorological Measurements at SGP, and Their Use for Assessing Radiosonde Measurement Accuracy L.M. Miloshevich National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado B.M. Lesht and M. Ritche Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois Introduction Several recent ARM investigations have been directed toward characterizing and improving the accuracy of ARM radiosonde water vapor measurements. Tobin et al. (2002) showed that calculating the downwelling and outgoing longwave fluxes with a target accuracy of 1 W m -2 requires knowing the total-column precipitable water vapor (PW) with 2% absolute accuracy and knowing the upper troposphere (UT) water vapor with 10% absolute accuracy. Turner et al. (2003) used an empirical

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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28, 2011 [Feature Stories and Releases] 28, 2011 [Feature Stories and Releases] Storm Study in Oklahoma Records Extreme Weather Events Bookmark and Share During MC3E, convective clouds like these were measured by NASA research aircraft and numerous radars throughout the ARM Southern Great Plains site, including these radars at the SGP Central Facility. During MC3E, convective clouds like these were measured by NASA research aircraft and numerous radars throughout the ARM Southern Great Plains site, including these radars at the SGP Central Facility. On June 6 at 6:30 p.m., the last launch of more than 1400 weather balloons marked the end of field operations for the six-week Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment, or MC3E, at the ARM Southern Great Plains site. Led by Mike Jensen, MC3E principal investigator from Brookhaven

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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7, 2012 [Feature Stories and Releases] 7, 2012 [Feature Stories and Releases] Southern Great Plains Site in Path of Tornado Bookmark and Share Property of several SGP site personnel took a hit during the April 30 tornado. Site operations manager John Schatz shared this photo of damage to and around his barn. Property of several SGP site personnel took a hit during the April 30 tornado. Site operations manager John Schatz shared this photo of damage to and around his barn. On April 30, at about 10:30 p.m, a tornado touched down in Medford, Oklahoma, northwest of the Central Facility at ARM's Southern Great Plains site. The storm track moved southeast, passing through several counties and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. In spite of winds in excess of 80 mph and baseball-sized hail, ARM instruments and structures

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Comparison of Aerosol Properties Within and Above the Atmospheric Boundary Comparison of Aerosol Properties Within and Above the Atmospheric Boundary Layer at the ARM SGP Site Delle Monache, L.(a), Perry, K.D.(a), and Cederwall, R.T.(b), San Jose State University (a), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (b) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The objective of this work is to determine under what conditions, if any, measurements of aerosol properties made at the surface at the ARM SGP Central Facility are representative of aerosol properties within the column of air above the surface. This is important in assessing the value of data collected at the ARM Aerosol Observation System (AOS) for developing and diagnosing cloud and radiation parameterizations involving aerosol properties within and above the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). The study

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Measuring the Raindrop Size Distribution, ARM's Efforts at Darwin...  

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Measuring the Raindrop Size Distribution, ARM's Efforts at Darwin and SGP Bartholomew, Mary Jane Brookhaven National Laboratory Category: Instruments ARM has purchased two impact...

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Comparison of Spectral and Broadband Measurements of Surface Flux with Comparison of Spectral and Broadband Measurements of Surface Flux with Model Calculations on Clear Days at the ARM SGP Site Arking, A. (a), Liu, F. (a), Harrison, L. C. (b), Pilewskie, P. (c), and Chou, M.-D. (d), Johns Hopkins University (a), State University of New York, Albany (b), NASA Ames Research Center (c), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (d) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Observations of spectral and broadband solar irradiance at the ARM/SGP site have been compared with line-by-line model calculations. The spectral measurements were made with the SUNY Albany Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) and the NASA Ames Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer (SSFR). The broadband measurements were made with the Baseline Solar

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Irradiance Using Remotely Sensed Cloud Properties From Irradiance Using Remotely Sensed Cloud Properties From ARM's SGP Site Barker, H.W., Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada; Li, Z., Canada Centre for Remote Sensing; Clothiaux, E.E., and Ackerman, T.P., The Pennsylvania State University; Kato, S., National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Langley Research Center Ninth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Time series of profiles of cloud water content and droplet effective radii have been inferred from data obtained by a 35-GHz radar and a Microwave Radiometer (MWR) at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. These profiles initialize a Monte Carlo algorithm that predicts time series of broadband surface solar irradiance, which in turn are compared with coeval measurements. Special attention is

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Comparison of Boundary Layer Cloud Properties using Surface and GOES Comparison of Boundary Layer Cloud Properties using Surface and GOES Measurements at the ARM SGP Site Dong, X. (a), Minnis, P. (b), Smith, W.L., Jr. (b), and Mace, G.G. (a), University of Utah (a), NASA Langley Research Center (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Boundary layer cloud microphysical and radiative properties derived from GOES data during March 2000 cloud IOP at ARM SGP site are compared with simultaneous surface-based observations. The cloud-droplet effective radius, optical depth, and top-of-atmoshpere (TOA) albedo are retrieved from a 2-stream radiative transfer model in conjunction with ground-based measurements of cloud radar, laser ceilometer, microwave and solar radiometers. The satellite results are retrieved from GOES visible and

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ARM - Blog Article  

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7, 2013 [Blog, Field Notes, SGP] 7, 2013 [Blog, Field Notes, SGP] You Will Be Missed, Mr. Samaras Bookmark and Share Around the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Energy set up the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program to collect climate and weather-related observations from across the globe. One of its first sites-now sprawling over 143,000 square kilometers and harboring 33 suites of sophisticated instruments-is in Oklahoma. Around the same time, a man working by himself was designing and building his own weather-measuring probes and driving them around in a truck. For the next twenty years, Tim Samaras would log close to 56,000 kilometers each year, driving across the prairies during peak tornado season. Early in his life, the movie "The Wizard of Oz" had captured Samaras's imagination.

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design  

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design K. B. Widener Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington J. B. Mead ProSensing, Inc. Amherst, Massachusetts Abstract The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and ProSensing, Inc. have teamed to develop and deploy the W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) at the SGP central facility. The WACR will be co- located with the ARM millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR) with planned operation to begin in early 2005. This radar will complement the measurements of the MMCR and will aid in filtering out insect contamination in the data. In this poster we present the design goals, expected performance characteristics, and the detailed design for the WACR. Introduction The MMCR has been operating at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site since 1998. It has proven to be

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Assessing physical processes in the ECMWF model forecasts through the ARM Assessing physical processes in the ECMWF model forecasts through the ARM SGP site measurements Neggers, Roel European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Cheinet, Sylvain ECMWF (UK) Beljaars, Anton ECMWF Koehler, M European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, Reading, Morcrette, Jean-Jacques European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Viterbo, Pedro ECMWF In this study, we compare short-term weather forecasts of the ECMWF model (Integrated Forecast System, IFS) to measurements at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program in July 2003. By using a number of ARM instruments and complementary satellite and radar network data, a number of systematic deficiencies are characterized in the IFS, focusing on mixing processes.

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ARM - Instrument - avhrr  

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govInstrumentsavhrr govInstrumentsavhrr Documentation AVHRR : 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 : Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Instrument Categories Satellite Observations General Overview Measurements from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA polar orbiting satellites taken over the NSA, SHB, SGP, and TWP sites are available for distribution to the ARM community. The files are in HDF. The AVHRR data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Darwin site have not yet been converted to HDF. The raw data are in ASDA (Australian Satellite Data Archive) Format.. Output Datastreams avhrr10 : AVHRR: albedo and brightness temp., NOAA-10 Satellite

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Darwin: The Third DOE ARM TWP ARCS Site  

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Darwin: The Third DOE ARM TWP ARCS Site Darwin: The Third DOE ARM TWP ARCS Site W. E. Clements and L. Jones Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico T. Baldwin Special Services Unit Australian Bureau of Meteorology Melbourne, Australia K. Nitschke South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Apia, Samoa Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program began operations in its Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) locale in October 1996 when the first Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Station (ARCS) began collecting data on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Two years later, in November 1998 a second ARCS began operations on the island of Nauru in the Central Pacific. Now a third ARCS has begun collecting data in Darwin, Australia. See Figure 1 for

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Subgrid-Scale Vertical Transport of Moisture and Energy Over the ARM SGP: Analysis of Measurements and Parameterizations in Cumulus Convection Schemes Zhang, M.H., State University...

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over the ARM SGP area from multi-year satellite observations Trishchenko, Alexander Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Luo, Yi Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Li, Zhanqing...

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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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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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AVESTAR® - Shale Gas Processing (SGP)  

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Shale Gas Processing (SGP) Shale Gas Processing (SGP) SPG The shale gas revolution is transforming America's energy landscape and economy. The shale gas boom, including the Marcellus play in Appalachia, is driving job creation and investment in the energy sector and is also helping to revive other struggling sectors of the economy like manufacturing. Continued growth in domestic shale gas processing requires that energy companies maximize the efficiency and profitability from their operations through excellent control and drive maximum business value from all their plant assets, all while reducing negative environmental impact and improving safety. Changing demographics and rapidly evolving plant automation and control technologies also necessitate training and empowering the next-generation of shale gas process engineering and

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Validation of TERRA MODIS Cloud Properties Using Ground-Based Measurements Validation of TERRA MODIS Cloud Properties Using Ground-Based Measurements at the DOE ARM SGP Site Dong, X.(a), Xi, B.(a), Minnis, P.(b), Wielicki, B.(b), Sun-Mack, S.(c), Chen,Y.(c), and Mace, G.G.(d), University of North Dakota (a), NASA/Langley Research Center (b), SAIC, Inc. (c), University of Utah (d) Cloud macrophysical and microphysical/optical properties derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra as part of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project during February 2000-December 2001 are compared to simultaneous ground-based observations. The ground-based data taken over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) site are used as cloud truth data set in the validation of the CERES Science Team derived

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Improved Methods for Broadband Outdoor Radiometer Calibration (BORCAL) Improved Methods for Broadband Outdoor Radiometer Calibration (BORCAL) Wilcox, S.M., Andreas, A.M., Reda, I., and Myers, D.R., National Renewable Energy Laboratory Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The ARM Program deploys approximately 100 radiometers to measure broadband solar radiation at stations in the North Slope of Alaska (NSA), Southern Great Plains (SGP), and Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) sites. Two calibration events performed at the SGP Radiometer Calibration Facility (RCF) each year maintain radiometer calibration traceability to the World Radiometric Reference and assure reliable and uniform measurements at each CART site. Calibrations are performed using the Radiometer Calibration and Characterization (RCC)

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ARM - Instrument Location Table  

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govInstrumentsLocation Table govInstrumentsLocation Table Instruments Location Table Contacts Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument Locations Site abbreviations explained in the key. Instrument Name Abbreviation NSA SGP TWP AMF C1 C2 EF BF CF EF IF C1 C2 C3 EF IF Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor ACSM Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer AERI Aethalometer AETH Ameriflux Measurement Component AMC Aerosol Observing System AOS Meteorological Measurements associated with the Aerosol Observing System AOSMET Broadband Radiometer Station BRS

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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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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Measurement - Surface condition  

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condition condition 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 Measurement : Surface condition State of the surface, including vegetation, land use, surface type, roughness, and such; often provided in model output. Categories Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments NAV : Navigational Location and Attitude SURFLOG : SGP Surface Conditions Observations by Site Technicians S-TABLE : Stabilized Platform MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Evaluation of Simulated Clouds in the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM2): Evaluation of Simulated Clouds in the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM2): Over the Globe and at the ARM Site Zhang, M.H.(a) and Lin, W.Y.(a), Stony Brook University Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting We first compare seasonal climatology of the global distribution of ISCCP-type clouds in the NCAR CAM2 with observations from ISCCP. Model deficiencies in simulated clouds are highlighted. Model capability of simulating the observed response of different cloud types to ENSO is also discussed. We then use ARM cloud measurements at the ARM SGP to compare with the CAM cloud statistics at the same site. It is shown that several model deficiencies in the global cloud distribution are also present at the ARM site. Relevance of these model deficiencies to the interpretation of

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: AERI Thermodynamic  

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AERI Thermodynamic Profiling VAP Improvements and Status AERI Thermodynamic Profiling VAP Improvements and Status Feltz, Wayne University of Wisconsin Howell, Ben University of Wisconsin-Madison Turner, David Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Mahon, Rick Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Knuteson, Robert University Of Wisconsin The Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) was one of the primary instruments developed under the DOE ARM instrument development program (IDP) to be deployed to the Climate Research Facility (CRF) Southern Great Plains (SGP) central site near Lamont, Oklahoma. A prototype AERI was deployed in March 1993 where it collected data until the first AERI operational instrument replaced it in July 1999. The ARM archive contains AERI data from the ARM CART SGP central facility site from January

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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A Comparison of the TSI/WSI Cloud Fraction Estimates at the SGP A Comparison of the TSI/WSI Cloud Fraction Estimates at the SGP Slater, D.W.(a), Long, C.N.(a), and Tooman, T.P.(b), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (a), Sandia National Laboratory (b) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Beginning with the installation of the Total Sky Imager (TSI) at the ARM Southern Great Plains site in July, 2000, both the TSI and the Whole Sky Imager (WSI) have operated simultaneously in close proximity to one another. Both systems produce all-sky cloud fraction estimates as part of their primary products, though each uses distinctly different methods to arrive at these estimates. The purpose of this study is to provide a link between the large body of estimates produced by the WSI before the

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Rotating Shadowband  

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Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) at SGP: Performance, Data Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) at SGP: Performance, Data Processing, and Value-Added Products Kiedron, Piotr State University of New York Albany Schlemmer, Jim The first ARM owned RSS was deployed at SGP central site in May 2003. This RSS provides direct-normal, diffuse-horizontal andtotal-horizontal components of irradiance at 1001 pixels in 360nm-1050nm spectral range every minute between dawn and dusk. The instrument operated continuously since the deployment date. At first bi-weekly radiometric calibrations were instituted and upon the discovery of significant responsivity drift this rigorous calibration schedule was continued till present. However the rate of change was steadily decreasing. By September 2004 the drift was less than 1% per month. Within three month from deployment date a slight

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Field Campaign - Cloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC)  

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govCampaignsCloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) govCampaignsCloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) Campaign Links CLASIC Website Related Campaigns CLASIC - SAM Support 2007.06.09, DeVore, SGP CLASIC - 9.4 GHz Phase Array Radar 2007.06.08, Kollias, SGP CLASIC - Southern Great Plains Aerosol Evolution Study (SGPAES) 2007.06.08, Collins, SGP CLASIC - Land Surface 2007.06.01, Jackson, SGP CLASIC - Radiosonde Campaign 2007.06.01, Orr, SGP CLASIC - SGP Particle Phase Experiment 2007.06.01, Martin, SGP CLASIC - Land-Cloud Coupled Data Assimilation System 2007.06.01, Jackson, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Cloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) 2007.06.01 - 2007.06.30 Website : http://acrf-campaign.arm.gov/clasic/ Lead Scientist : Mark Miller

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MOD06 Cloud Products and the ARM SGP Zhang, Y.(a) and Mace, G.G.(b), University of Utah (a), University of Utah (b) Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science...

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The ARM-UAV Grand Tour, SGP, NSA, TWP Tooman, T.T., Bolton, W.B.(a), and McCoy, R.F.(a), Sandia National Laboratories (a) Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science...

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Direct Aerosol Forcing Calculated at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site Direct Aerosol Forcing Calculated at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site Ackerman, T.P., Flynn, D.M., and Long, C.N., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The continuous measurements of direct and diffuse solar radiation, water vapor column amount, and aerosol optical depth provided at the ARM SGP site permit us to calculate directly the actual magnitude of the direct aerosol forcing. Our methodology employs the clear sky detection algorithm of Long and Ackerman (2000) to identify cloudless periods. We then fit the downward solar flux at the surface during these periods with an empirical function, which provides us with a continuous mathematical representation of the surface flux under aerosol conditions. The flux under completely clear

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Improved Retrieval Of Cloud Liquid Water Path For ARM Microwave Improved Retrieval Of Cloud Liquid Water Path For ARM Microwave Radiometers Liljegren, J.C., Ames Laboratory Eighth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has deployed dual-frequency microwave water radiometers (MWRs) at its Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) sites in the U. S. Southern Great Plains (SGP), the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP), and the North Slope of Alaska/Adjacent Arctic Ocean (NSA/AAO). Although the integrated water vapor amount provided by these instruments has enjoyed increasing application, the primary purpose of these instruments has been to provide measurements of the integrated liquid water path in clouds. The liquid water path measurements have been widely used by ARM investigators to test cloud life cycle

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ARM - PI Product - Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements  

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ProductsRadiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH ProductsRadiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : Radiosondes Corrected for Inaccuracy in RH Measurements 2000.01.01 - 2005.12.31 Site(s) SGP General Description Corrections for inaccuracy in Vaisala radiosonde RH measurements have been applied to ARM SGP radiosonde soundings. The magnitude of the corrections can vary considerably between soundings. The radiosonde measurement accuracy, and therefore the correction magnitude, is a function of atmospheric conditions, mainly T, RH, and dRH/dt (humidity gradient). The corrections are also very sensitive to the RH sensor type, and there are 3 Vaisala sensor types represented in this dataset (RS80-H, RS90, and RS92).

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Particle Size Distributions Estimated During the 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar Particle Size Distributions Estimated During the 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP Williams, C.R.(a) and Sekelsky, S.M.(b), University of Colorado at Boulder (a), University of Massachusetts at Amherst (b) Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar Intensive Operational Period (IOP) was designed to collect a long dataset of W-band (95 GHz), Ka-band (35 GHz), and S-band (2.8 GHz) vertical profiling observations to investigate insect scattering and precipitating particle scattering above the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site. The 95 and 2.8 GHz vertically pointing radars were placed next to the permanently installed 35 GHz Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) at the SGP Central Facility from

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: A decade long aerosol  

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A decade long aerosol and cloud statistics and aerosol indirect effect at A decade long aerosol and cloud statistics and aerosol indirect effect at the ARM SGP site Min, Qilong State University of New York at Albany Duan, Minzheng State University of New York at Albany Harrison, Lee State University of New York Joseph, Everette Howard University Twelve-year data of MFRSR and MWR have been used to derive aerosol and cloud optical properties at the ARM SGP. Diurnal, monthly, seasonal and interannual variability of aerosol (optical depth and Angstrom coefficient) and cloud (optical depth and effective radius) have been analyzed. We specially focused on aerosol-cloud interactions. We found a signature of indirect aerosol effect for summer data: increased aerosol index has a statistically-significant anti-correlation with mean effective radius. No

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Seasonal Dependance of  

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Seasonal Dependance of the Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity Seasonal Dependance of the Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity of the ARM SGP Central Facility Knuteson, Robert University Of Wisconsin Feltz, Wayne University of Wisconsin Revercomb, Henry University Of Wisconsin-Madison Tobin, David University of Wisconsin-Madison Satellite observations have been used to derive a seasonal dependance of the infrared land surface emissivity in the vicinity of the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility site. In particular, the observations of the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS) on the NASA EOS Aqua platform have been used over the two year period from Sept 2002 to Sept 2004 to derive spectra of IR land surface emissivity across the IR window regions. These satellite observations have been used to empirically fit the

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Active Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ARM  

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ProductsActive Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ProductsActive Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Active Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars Site(s) GAN SGP General Description The Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (KAZRs) have replaced the long-serving Millimeter Cloud Radars, or MMCRs. Accordingly, the primary MMCR Value Added Product (VAP), the Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product, is being replaced by a KAZR-based version, the KAZR-ARSCL VAP. KAZR-ARSCL provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments. KAZR observations are corrected for water vapor attenuation and velocity aliasing and significant detection masks are produced. KAZR-ARSCL

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM Radiosonde Humidity Measurements and Proposed Corrections ARM Radiosonde Humidity Measurements and Proposed Corrections Based On AWEX Radiosonde Intercomparisons Miloshevich, L.M.(a), Lesht, B.M.(b), and Voemel, H.(c), National Center for Atmospheric Research (a), Argonne National Laboratory (b), NOAA/CMDL (c) Fourteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting ARM radiosonde relative humidity (RH) measurements are widely used in numerical modeling, remote sensor validation, and radiative transfer calculations, yet their accuracy as a function of temperature and RH has not been adequately quantified. During the AIRS Water vapor EXperiment (AWEX) at the SGP site in November 2003, 34 launches of multiple radiosondes on the same balloon were conducted, including 12 soundings from the University of Colorado's Cryogenic Frostpoint Hygrometer (CFH). The

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Using ARM Measurements to Evaluate and Improve the Turbulent Boundary-Layer Using ARM Measurements to Evaluate and Improve the Turbulent Boundary-Layer Parameterization in the CCM Zhang, M.H. (a) and Yu, R.C. (a), State University of New York(a) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Three-Dimensional advective tendencies at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) site, together with diurnal variation of the clear-sky boundary layer atmosphere temperature and moisture, are used to study the down-gradient and "non-local" turbulent transport of heat and moisture in the atmospheric boundary layer. The observational results are then used to evaluate the boundary layer parameterization in the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) CCM3. It is found that the down-gradient turbulent transport in the CCM3 is

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An Improved Daylight Correction for IR Loss in ARM Diffuse SW Measurements  

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An Improved Daylight Correction for IR Loss An Improved Daylight Correction for IR Loss in ARM Diffuse SW Measurements C. N. Long, K. Younkin, and K. L. Gaustad Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington J. A. Augustine National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Air Resources Laboratory Surface Radiation Research Branch Boulder, Colorado Introduction A paper by Cess et al. (2000) notes that some clear-sky diffuse shortwave (SW) measurements they were using from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site exhibited less than Rayleigh magnitude. Remarking that this is a physical impossibility, the obvious conclusion forwarded by the authors was that there was some problem with the ARM SGP diffuse SW data. Shortly thereafter, the problem of infrared (IR) loss from thermopile-based single black detector

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Update on the ARM  

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Update on the ARM SCM/CRM multi-year continuous forcing datasets at SGP Update on the ARM SCM/CRM multi-year continuous forcing datasets at SGP Xie, Shaocheng Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Yio, John DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Klein, Stephen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Cederwall, Richard Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Statistical study of SCM/CRM simulations requires a long-term (preferably, multiyear) large-scale forcing data. The current approach to develop such multiyear datasets at SGP is to use the NOAA mesoscale model RUC (Rapid Update Cycle) analyses constrained with the ARM surface and TOA measurements by using a variational analysis approach. Using this method, the LLNL ARM data infrastructure team developed a 2-year continuous forcing dataset for 1999-2000 two years ago. Since then, several ARM surface and

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI)  

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ProductsMultispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) ProductsMultispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) 2000.10.01 - 2003.05.02 Site(s) NSA SGP General Description The Multispectral Thermal Imager is a space-based research and development project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nonproliferation and National Security. MTI's primary objective is to demonstrate advanced multispectral and thermal imaging, image processing, and associated technologies that could be used in future systems for detecting and characterizing facilities producing weapons of mass destruction. However, ARM and the MTI have an arrangement that allows ARM to receive MTI images.

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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International Pyrgeometer and Absolute Sky-scanning Radiometer Comparison International Pyrgeometer and Absolute Sky-scanning Radiometer Comparison at the NSA ARM site Barrow Stamnes, K. (a), Dutton, E.G. (b), Marty, Ch. (c), Michalsky, J.J. (d), Philipona, R. (e), Stoffel, T. (f), Storvold, R. (c), and Zak, B.D. (g), Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey (a), NOAA, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (b), University of Alaska Fairbanks (c), State University of New York at Albany (d), World Radiation Center, Davos, Switzerland (e), National Renewable Energy Lab, Boulder (f), Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (g) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The first International Prgeometer and Absolute Sky-scanning Radiometer Comparison (IPASRC I), which was held in fall 1999 at the ARM SGP site in

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Comparison of improved Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) CO{sub 2} with HIPPO and SGP aircraft profile measurements  

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Comparisons are made between mid-tropospheric Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) satellite measurements and ocean profiles from three Hiaper Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) campaigns and land aircraft profiles from the United States Southern Great Plains (SGP) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) site over a 4-yr period. These comparisons are used to characterize the bias in the TES CO{sub 2} estimates and to assess whether calculated and actual uncertainties and sensitivities are consistent. The HIPPO dataset is one of the few datasets spanning the altitude range where TES CO{sub 2} estimates are sensitive, which is especially important for characterization of biases. We find that TES CO{sub 2} estimates capture the seasonal and latitudinal gradients observed by HIPPO CO{sub 2} measurements; actual errors range from 0.8–1.2 ppm, depending on the campaign, and are approximately 1.4 times larger than the predicted errors. The bias of TES versus HIPPO is within 0.85 ppm for each of the 3 campaigns; however several of the sub-tropical TES CO{sub 2} estimates are lower than expected based on the calculated errors. Comparisons of aircraft flask profiles, which are measured from the surface to 5 km, to TES CO{sub 2} at the SGP ARM site show good agreement with an overall bias of 0.1 ppm and rms of 1.0 ppm. We also find that the predicted sensitivity of the TES CO{sub 2} estimates is too high, which results from using a multi-step retrieval for CO{sub 2} and temperature. We find that the averaging kernel in the TES product corrected by a pressure-dependent factor accurately reflects the sensitivity of the TES CO{sub 2} product.

Kulawik, S. S.; Worden, J. R.; Wofsy, S. C.; Biraud, S. C.; Nassar, R.; Jones, D. B.A.; Olsen, E. T.; Osterman, G. B.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC)  

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3 3 SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Science and Implementation Plan June 2007 Mark A. Miller, Principal Investigator and The CLASIC Steering Committee: Roni Avissar, Larry Berg, Sylvia Edgerton, Marc Fischer, Tom Jackson, Bill Kustas, Pete Lamb, Greg McFarquhar, Qilong Min, Beat Schmid, Margaret Torn, and Dave Turner Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research M.R. Miller et al., DOE/SC-ARM-0703 Executive Summary The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign is a field experiment designed to collect a comprehensive data set that can be used to quantify the interactions that occur between the atmosphere, biosphere, land surface, and subsurface. A particular focus will be on how these

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Field Campaign - Boundary Layer CO2 Using CW Lidar  

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govCampaignsBoundary Layer CO2 Using CW Lidar govCampaignsBoundary Layer CO2 Using CW Lidar Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Boundary Layer CO2 Using CW Lidar 2005.05.21 - 2005.05.24 Lead Scientist : Michael Dobbs Description Overflights Underway at ACRF Southern Great Plains Site (M.Dobbs/J.Liljegren) Science collaborators at ITT Industries and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center (LaRC) conducted flights over the Central Facility at ACRF's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site as part of the Climate Sources and Sink (CO2) Intensive Operational Period (IOP), using a CW lidar. The objective of the flights was to validate, by demonstration and comparison with SGP ground observations, the performance of the ITT system when used in conjunction with retrieval

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ARM CLASIC ER2 CRS/EDOP  

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Data was taken with the NASA ER-2 aircraft with the Cloud Radar System and other instruments in conjunction with the DOE ARM CLASIC field campaign. The flights were near the SGP site in north Central Oklahoma and targeted small developing convection. The CRS is a 94 GHz nadir pointing Doppler radar. Also on board the ER-2 was the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL). Seven science flights were conducted but the weather conditions did not cooperate in that there was neither developing convection, or there was heavy rain.

Gerald Heymsfield

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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GPS Measured Water Vapor Variability at the ARM SGP CF GPS Measured Water Vapor Variability at the ARM SGP CF Braun, J. (a), Rocken, C. (a), and Schmid, B. (b), UCAR (a), BAER (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Ground based Global Positioning System (GPS) stations can measure precipitable water vapor (PWV) and slant water vapor (SWV). SWV is the integrated amount of water vapor along the slant path from the GPS transmitter to the station. The ARM program has sponsored the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) to install and operate a network of single frequency GPS receivers at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility (CF). Fourteen stations were installed in 1999, and an additional nine stations in 2000. The entire network covers approximately 40 square kilometers roughly centered around the SGP CF. This

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Comparison of MM5 Forecast Shortwave Radiation with ARM SGP Data Comparison of MM5 Forecast Shortwave Radiation with ARM SGP Data Armstrong, M.A. and Ellingson, R.G., University of Maryland Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The performance of the Pennsylvania State University-National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model 5 (MM5), in particular the shortwave downwelling (SW) flux calculations, is examined in this paper. Selected quantities output from the MM5 were compared with ARM SGP data gathered during the SCM intensive observation period (IOP) from June 18 to July 18, 1997. MM5 was run 29 times with a forecast length of 24 hours. The data were saved and then compared to radiosonde and pyranometer data. SW flux calculated from the MM5 deviated severely from that observed at the SGP

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Scanning...  

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November 2002 rejoined the program to participate in the SGP leg of the ARM-UAV "Grand Tour". S-HIS spectral coverage is 580-3000 cm-1 with a resolution of 0.5 cm-1, and spatially...

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Orr 2007 ARM STM poster2.ppt  

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Responsible for management and maintenance of nearly all data and instrument computers as well as personal computers at the ACRF sites (AMF, NSA, SGP and TWP). Cyber...

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A Climatology of Surface Cloud Radiative Effects at the ARM Tropical Western Pacific Sites  

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Cloud radiative effects on surface downwelling fluxes are investigated using datasets from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) sites in the tropical western Pacific Ocean (TWP) region. The Nauru Island (Republic of Nauru) and ...

Sally A. McFarlane; Charles N. Long; Julia Flaherty

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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An Assessment of Upper Tropospheric Humidity Measurements at the ARM An Assessment of Upper Tropospheric Humidity Measurements at the ARM SGP/CART Site Soden, B.J. (a), Turner, D.D. (b), and Goldsmith, J.E.M. (c), NOAA/GFDL (a), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (b), Sandia National Laboratories (c) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Upper tropospheric water vapor plays a key role in regulating the flow of radiation through clear skies and the formation and dissipation of clouds. Unfortunately, due to the difficulty of accurately measuring this quantity, it remains a key uncertainty in GCM predictions of climate change. Much of the uncertainty surrounding upper tropospheric water vapor reflects an incomplete understanding of the processes which regulate its distribution and variations. This, in turn, reflects the lack of suitable observations

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Interactions of Cumulus Convection and the Boundary Layer Over the Southern Interactions of Cumulus Convection and the Boundary Layer Over the Southern Great Plains Krueger, S.K. (a), Luo, Y. (a), Lazarus, S.M. (a), and Xu, K.-M. (b), University of Utah (a), NASA Langley Research Center (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting We are using observations and cloud-resolving model (CRM) simulations to better understand the interaction between deep cumulus convection and the boundary layer over the southern Great Plains of the United States. The observations are from a 29-day ARM SCM IOP that took place at the ARM SGP site during June and July 1997. The cumulus effects in the boundary layer are due to rain evaporation and fluxes due to cumulus updrafts and downdrafts. These effects can substantially modify the boundary layer in

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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An Improved Technique for Producing MPL Backscatter Profiles Properly An Improved Technique for Producing MPL Backscatter Profiles Properly Characterized at All Ranges Flynn, C.J. and Powell, D.M., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting An important part of ARM's mission is the quantitative study of the effect of clouds and aerosol on radiative transfer and the energy budget. Micropulse Lidar (MPL) are an integral component of the ARM Program's measurement strategy with one deployed at each of the four major sites (SGP, TWP1, TWP2, and NSA). The MPL system is capable of producing vertical profiles of cloud and aerosol from ground level to the top of the atmosphere. However, the legitimacy of these profiles is sensitive to the calibration and system corrections of the individual MPL. In particular,

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Validation of CERES/MODIS Cloud Property Retrievals Using Ground-Based Validation of CERES/MODIS Cloud Property Retrievals Using Ground-Based Measurements Obtained at the DOE ARM SGP Site Dong, X.(a), Minnis, P.(b), Sun-Mack, S.(b), and Mace, G.G.(a), University of Utah (a), NASA Langley Research Center (b) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Cloud macrophysical and microphysical properties derived from the NASA TERRA (EOS-AM) Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) as part of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project during November 2000-June 2001 are compared to simultaneous ground-based observations. The ground-based data taken by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program are used as "ground truth" data set in the validation of the CERES cloud products and to improve the CERES daytime and

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Meeting Meeting 1999 Proceedings Proceedings Sorted by Title Proceedings Sorted by Author Science Team Meeting Proceedings Cover image Proceedings of the Ninth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting ARM-CONF-1999, March 1999 San Antonio, Texas For proper viewing, many of these proceedings should be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the latest version from the Adobe Reader website. View session papers by Author or Title. * Poster abstract only; an extended abstract was not provided by the author(s). 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 Abshire, J.B. Development of a Compact Lidar to Profile Water Vapor in the Lower Troposphere Ackerman, T.P. A 25-Month Database of Stratus Cloud Properties Generated from Ground-Based Measurements at the ARM SGP Site

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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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Final report for the project "Improving the understanding of surface-atmosphere radiative interactions by mapping surface reflectance over the ARM CART site" (award DE-FG02-02ER63351)  

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Surface spectral reflectance (albedo) is a fundamental variable affecting the transfer of solar radiation and the Earth’s climate. It determines the proportion of solar energy absorbed by the surface and reflected back to the atmosphere. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified surface albedo among key factors influencing climate radiative forcing. Accurate knowledge of surface reflective properties is important for advancing weather forecasting and climate change impact studies. It is also important for determining radiative impact and acceptable levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which makes this work strongly linked to major scientific objectives of the Climate Change Research Division (CCRD) and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. Most significant accomplishments of eth project are listed below. I) Surface albedo/BRDF datasets from 1995 to the end of 2004 have been produced. They were made available to the ARM community and other interested users through the CCRS public ftp site ftp://ftp.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ad/CCRS_ARM/ and ARM IOP data archive under “PI data Trishchenko”. II) Surface albedo properties over the ARM SGP area have been described for 10-year period. Comparison with ECMWF data product showed some deficiencies in the ECMWF surface scheme, such as missing some seasonal variability and no dependence on sky-conditions which biases surface energy budget and has some influence of the diurnal cycle of upward radiation and atmospheric absorption. III) Four surface albedo Intensive Observation Period (IOP) Field Campaigns have been conducted for every season (August, 2002, May 2003, February 2004 and October 2004). Data have been prepared, documented and transferred to ARM IOP archive. Nine peer-reviewed journal papers and 26 conference papers have been published.

Alexander P. Trishchenko; Yi Luo; Konstantin V. Khlopenkov, William M. Park; Zhanqing Li; Maureen Cribb

2008-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - ASSIST: Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for  

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govCampaignsASSIST: Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared govCampaignsASSIST: Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : ASSIST: Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology 2008.07.08 - 2008.07.18 Lead Scientist : Michael Howard For data sets, see below. Description Goals of assist were to intercompare radiance spectra and profile retrievals from a new AERI-like instrument, called "ASSIST" with the SGP site AERI(s) and calculations from Radiosondes measurements. * To bring the ASSIST instrument to the SGP ACRF and perform simultaneous measurements of the sky radiation with those from the AERI. * On relatively cloud-free days, release a special radiosonde at the

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Vertical Air Motion during Large-Scale  

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ProductsVertical Air Motion during Large-Scale ProductsVertical Air Motion during Large-Scale Stratiform Rain Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Vertical Air Motion during Large-Scale Stratiform Rain Site(s) NIM SGP General Description The Vertical Air Motion during Large-Scale Stratiform Rain (VERVELSR) value-added product (VAP) uses the unique properties of a 95-GHz radar Doppler velocity spectra to produce vertical profiles of air motion during low-to-moderate (1-20 mm/hr) rainfall events It is designed to run at ARM sites that include a W-band ARM cloud radar (WACR) radar with spectra data processing. The VERVELSR VAP, based on the work of Giangrande et al. (2010), operates by exploiting a resonance effect that occurs in

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: W-Band ARM Cloud Radar  

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar System W-Band ARM Cloud Radar System Mead, James ProSensing Inc. Widener, Kevin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The W-Band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) is a dual polarization 95 GHz radar that will be deployed at the SGP CART site in the spring of 2005. The WACR system will be installed in the existing MMCR shelter, and will provide continuous zenith pointing measurements of clouds to compliment measurements provided by MMCR. Built by ProSensing Inc. of Amherst, MA, the WACR system include a high peak power (1.5 kW) EIKA transmitter, low noise receiver, and PC-based digital receiver. In addition to an internal calibration procedure, an electronically controlled deflector plate mounted on the roof of the MMCR shelter will be used to periodically illuminate a

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Interpolated Sonde  

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ProductsInterpolated Sonde ProductsInterpolated Sonde Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Interpolated Sonde Site(s) GAN SGP TWP General Description The interpolated-sonde value-added product 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. Interpolated-sonde includes many of the same sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing schemes that are the hallmark of the mergesonde VAP, but there are benefits to excluding ECMWF model output. These benefits include (1) a shorter time lag in producing a thermodynamic profile, and (2) the profiles are independent of the model so comparisons

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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The Solar Spectrum 360 to 1050 nm from Rotating Shadowband The Solar Spectrum 360 to 1050 nm from Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) Measurements at the Southern Great Plains Site Harrison, L.C., Berndt, J.L., Kiedron, P.W., Michalsky, J.J., Min, Q., and Schlemmer, J., Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York, Albany Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Two years of Langley extrapolations made from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program using two very different RSS instruments and a NIST-derived irradiance scale show larger extraterrrestrial solar irradiances in the 400 to 600 nm domain by as much as 4.5% compared to the Labs and Neckels [1968] data. Our results are more congruent with Thuiller et al. [1998] in this domain, but do not

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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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Microsoft PowerPoint - ARM07_3sm.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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Albedo Temporal and Spatial Validation at the SGP Site Albedo Temporal and Spatial Validation at the SGP Site Crystal Schaaf, Jicheng Liu, Miguel Román, and Alan Strahler Department of Geography and Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 The newly reprocessed (Version 005) MODIS BRDF/Albedo product is now being produced from Aqua and Terra data every eight days at an increased 500-meter spatial resolution. Once reprocessing is complete, the data record will stretch from 2000 to present The spectral Analyses and intercomparisons of MODIS V005 blue-sky albedos using 8-day and 500m resolution over two ARM Southern Great Plains sites demonstrate product consistency over a broad range of spatial, temporal, and angular scales. 1km N will stretch from 2000 to present. The spectral product provides semi-empirical, kernel-driven

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Critical soil quantities for describing land  

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ProductsCritical soil quantities for describing land ProductsCritical soil quantities for describing land properties Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Critical soil quantities for describing land properties 1994.01.01 - 2012.12.31 Site(s) SGP General Description The ARMBELAND is a subset of the ARM Best Estimate (ARMBE) products for supporting 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 ARMBE-Land are averaged over one hour time interval, consistent with other ARMBE datasets. It is recommended to use with other ARMBE data products such as ARMBECLDRAD (cloud and radiative fluxes) and ARMBEATM (surface

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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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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 Site Atmospheric State Best Estimates for AIRS Validation  

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Site Atmospheric State Best Estimates Site Atmospheric State Best Estimates for AIRS Validation D. C. Tobin, H. E. Revercomb, W. F. Feltz, R. D. Knuteson, and D. D. Turner Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin B. M. Lesht Environmental Research Division Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois L. Strow University of Maryland College Park, Maryland C. Barnet Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology Baltimore, Maryland E. Fetzer National Aeronautics Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, California Introduction The atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS) is a high spectral resolution infrared sounder on the earth observing plan (EOS) Aqua platform. Temperature and water vapor profile retrievals from AIRS are

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Preliminary Analysis of Horizontal Inhomogeneity for ARESE II Clouds Preliminary Analysis of Horizontal Inhomogeneity for ARESE II Clouds Marshak, A. (a), Wiscombe, W.J. (b), Davis, A.B. (c), and Pilewskie, P. (d), UMBC/JCET (a), NASA/GSFC (b), LANL (c), NASA/Ames (d) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting ARM Enhanced Shortwave Experiment (ARESE) II was conducted at the SGP site from February 21 through April 15, 2000. The identical set of radiometers simultaneously measured the broadband and narrowband fluxes, as well as spectral fluxes and radiances from the aircraft flying above clouds and on the ground. To escape sampling problems with only one aircraft flying a daisy pattern over the central facility, the whole experiment was focused on optically thick stratocumulus clouds. However, even heavy stratus clouds

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Evaluation of Day-Night Continuity in Retrievals of Cloud Properties from Evaluation of Day-Night Continuity in Retrievals of Cloud Properties from GOES Heck, P.W.(a), Minnis, P.(b), Khaiyer, M.M.(a), Smith, Jr., W.L.(b), Young, D.F.(b), and Nguyen, L.(b), Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. (a), NASA Langley Research Center (b) Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Currently, multi-spectral algorithms are being used to retrieve microphysical and radiative cloud p roperties from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) imagery in a near-real time over a domain that includes the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The Visible-Infrared-Solar i nfrared-Split window Technique (VISST) and Solar infrared- Infrared-Split window Technique (SIST) a re applied to half-hourly GOES data. The VISST is utilized during daylight hours while

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Evaluating the NCEP Global Forecast Model Clouds Evaluating the NCEP Global Forecast Model Clouds Lazarus, S.M. (a), Krueger, S.K. (a), Jenkins, M.A. (a), and Pan, H.-L. (b), University of Utah (a), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting As part of a collaborative effort with the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), the University of Utah is now archiving (daily) column data from the NCEP Medium Range Forecast (MRF) model. Data are collected for 8 sites, 4 of which directly coincide with ARM facilities at Manus, Nauru, Barrow, and the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility (CF). The bevy of observational data at these locations offers a unique opportunity to evaluate model performance. Because cloud feedback

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Formation of Fair-Weather Cumuli Formation of Fair-Weather Cumuli Zhu, P. and Albrecht, B., University of Miami Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting This study includes two related parts. In the first part, The formation of fair-weather cumuli has been analyzed based on both a simple mixed layer model and the data collected from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. By analyzing the conditions for the formation of fair-weather cumuli, we illustrate how different processes, such as the surface heat fluxes, the entrainment process at the boundary layer top, the vertical thermodynamic structure above the boundary layer, and the large-scale subsidence, control the formation of clouds. The results of our analysis show that it is the highly

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New Meteorological Applications Using AERI Thermodynamic Profiling New Meteorological Applications Using AERI Thermodynamic Profiling Feltz, W.F.(a), Howell, H.B.(a), Knuteson, R.O.(a), Mecikalski, J.(b), Bedka, K.(a), Tanamachi, R.L.(c), and Posselt, D.(d), University of Wisconsin SSEC/CIMSS (a), University of Alabama - Huntsville (b), University of Oklahoma (c), Colorado State University (d) The DOE ARM program has supported the development of a robust and operational thermodynamic retrieval algorithm using AERI high spectral resolution infrared radiances. These retrievals of temperature and water vapor have been used for a number of ARM research projects including planetary boundary layer (PBL) large eddy simulation, NWP validation, PBL height estimation, and for investigating the utility of driving SCM/CRM models continuously at the SGP site. New AERIplus retrieval meteorological

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The Influence of Clouds, Aerosols, and Water Vapor on the Discrepancy The Influence of Clouds, Aerosols, and Water Vapor on the Discrepancy Between Modeled and Observed Atmospheric Absorption Arking, A. Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Daily mean estimates of atmospheric absorption of solar radiation at the ARM/SGP site are obtained for 36 days during the fall season in 1995 and 1997. They are based on broadband observations of surface flux and satellite estimates of TOA albedo. Mean absorption in the vertical column is 0.246 (expressed as a ratio with respect to the incident flux at TOA). For 13 of the days, which are entirely free of clouds, the mean absorption is 0.245. Although clouds have no systematic effect on absorption, they do have an effect---sometimes causing an increase and sometimes a decrease

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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The Radiative Properties of Uniform and Broken Stratus: An Observational The Radiative Properties of Uniform and Broken Stratus: An Observational and Modelling Study Utilizing the Independent Column Approximation for Solar Radiative Transfer Clothiaux, E.E., The Pennsylvania State University; Barker, H.W., Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada; Kato, S., Hampton University; Dong, X., Analytical Service and Materials, Inc. Ackerman, T.P., The Pennsylvania State University; Liljegren, J.C., Ames Laboratory Ninth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The Millimeter-Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) has operated continuously at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's Southern Great Plains (SGP) site since November 11, 1996. As yet, much of the early data has not been calibrated correctly and insect contamination in the boundary layer is

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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3D Delta-Diffusion and IR Monte-Carlo Methods for Radiative Transfer 3D Delta-Diffusion and IR Monte-Carlo Methods for Radiative Transfer Applied to Inhomogeneous Cirrus over the ARM-SGP Site Chen, Y.(a), Liou, K.N.(a), Gu, Y.(a), Ou, S.C.(a), and Mace, G.G.(b), University of California, Los Angeles (a), University of Utah (b) Fourteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting An efficient method based on a full multigrid approach has been developed to solve the 3D delta-diffusion radiative transfer equation, which utilizes four-term spherical harmonics expansion for the phase function and intensity. This method first solves the inhomogeneous partial differential equation on a number of coarse grids and subsequently performs interpolation to predivided fine grids to speed up the convergence of the solution, particularly useful for cloud radiation parameterization in

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Analysis of the Aerosol-Cloud Interactions from Aircraft, Surface Analysis of the Aerosol-Cloud Interactions from Aircraft, Surface Measurements, and Cloud Parcel Model During the March 2000 IOP at the ARM SGP Site Delene, D.J.(a), Dong, X.(a), Chen, Y.(b), Poellot, M.(a), and Penner, J.E.(b), University of North Dakota (a), University of Michigan (b) Fourteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting One of the largest uncertainties in estimating anthropogenic forcing of climate change and in predicting future climates is the relationship between atmospheric aerosols and cloud properties. Aerosols affect cloud optical properties, cloud water content and cloud lifetime. A higher aerosol number concentration generally results in the nucleation of more smaller cloud droplets, which increases cloud albedo and results in a

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Cirrus Cloud Statistics from a Cloud-Resolving Model Simulation Compared to Cirrus Cloud Statistics from a Cloud-Resolving Model Simulation Compared to Cloud Radar Observations Krueger, S.K. (a), Luo, Y. (a), Mace, G.G. (a), and Xu, K.-M. (b), University of Utah (a), NASA Langley Research Center (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Mace, Clothiaux, and Ackerman (2000; MCA) determined the properties of cirrus clouds derived from one year (December 1996 to November 1997) of MMCR data collected at the SGP ARM site in Oklahoma. They also used additional measurements to retrieve the bulk microphysical properties of thin cirrus cloud layers. We sampled CRM results in a way that allows direct comparison to MCA's observations and retrievals of cirrus cloud properties. This allows evaluation, in a statistical sense, of the CRM's

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z z i , z i , z i V s , V t Session Papers 59 Figure 1. Temporal and spatial standard deviation of sensible heat flux over the SGP CART site. Values are normalized by the mean sensible heat flux, as defined in the text. Using Remotely Sensed Planetary Boundary Layer Variables as Estimates of Areally Averaged Heat Flux R. L. Coulter, T. J. Martin, and D. J. Holdridge Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois Introduction Homogeneity across the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site is an issue of importance to all facets of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. The degree to which measurements at the central facility can be used to verify, improve, or develop relationships in radiative flux models that are subsequently used in global circulation models, for

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Figure 1. Schematic diagram of an operational Figure 1. Schematic diagram of an operational methodology for cloud parameterization testing. The upper portion depicts the data analysis procedure, while the lower portion depicts parameterization forcing and evaluation. A Comparison of Radiometric Fluxes Influenced by Parameterized Cirrus Clouds with Observed Fluxes at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Site G. G. Mace, T. P. Ackerman, and A. T. George Penn State University, Department of Meteorology University Park, Pennsylvania As the data stream from the ARM Southern Great Plains on an hourly basis from the National Meteorological (SGP) site matures, the value of this resource is becoming Center. The MAPS profiles serve as input to a radiative more readily apparent. For the first time, research on the

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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 - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds - Single Column Model Forcing (xie-scm_forcing)  

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The constrained variational objective analysis approach described in Zhang and Lin [1997] and Zhang et al. [2001]was used to derive the large-scale single-column/cloud resolving model forcing and evaluation data set from the observational data collected during Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E), which was conducted during April to June 2011 near the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The analysis data cover the period from 00Z 22 April - 21Z 6 June 2011. The forcing data represent an average over the 3 different analysis domains centered at central facility with a diameter of 300 km (standard SGP forcing domain size), 150 km and 75 km, as shown in Figure 1. This is to support modeling studies on various-scale convective systems.

Shaocheng Xie; Renata McCoy; Yunyan Zhang

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds - Single Column Model Forcing (xie-scm_forcing)  

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The constrained variational objective analysis approach described in Zhang and Lin [1997] and Zhang et al. [2001]was used to derive the large-scale single-column/cloud resolving model forcing and evaluation data set from the observational data collected during Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E), which was conducted during April to June 2011 near the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The analysis data cover the period from 00Z 22 April - 21Z 6 June 2011. The forcing data represent an average over the 3 different analysis domains centered at central facility with a diameter of 300 km (standard SGP forcing domain size), 150 km and 75 km, as shown in Figure 1. This is to support modeling studies on various-scale convective systems.

Shaocheng Xie; Renata McCoy; Yunyan Zhang

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Analysis of Selected Radiosonde Data from the ARM/NSA Site  

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Analysis of Selected Radiosonde Data Analysis of Selected Radiosonde Data from the ARM/NSA Site B. Petracca, H. W. Church, and B. D. Zak Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico R. Storvold and C. Marty Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska B. M. Lesht Argonne National Laboratories Argonne, Illinois Introduction The purpose of this study was to analyze differences in temperature and relative humidity (RH) profiles obtained from near-simultaneous radiosonde soundings made from different locations at and near the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site. The data for this study come from the Vaisala RS-80H radiosondes flown by Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program during the comparison periods, and from VIZ B2 radiosondes flown by the National Weather Service

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Sonde-Adjust  

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ProductsSonde-Adjust ProductsSonde-Adjust Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Sonde-Adjust Site(s) FKB GRW HFE NIM NSA PYE SGP TWP General Description The sonde-adjust VAP produces data that corrects documented biases in radiosonde humidity measurements. Unique fields contained within this datastream include smoothed original relative humidity, dry bias corrected relative humidity, and final corrected relative humidity. The smoothed RH field refines the relative humidity from integers - the resolution of the instrument - to fractions of a percent. This profile is then used to calculate the dry bias corrected field. The final correction fixes a time-lag problem and uses the dry-bias field as input into the algorithm.

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ARM - Evaluation Product - SASHE Langley Regressions  

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ProductsSASHE Langley Regressions ProductsSASHE Langley Regressions Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : SASHE Langley Regressions Site(s) PVC SGP General Description The Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer Hemispheric (SAS-He) is a ground-based instrument that measures both direct and diffuse shortwave irradiance. In this regard, the instrument is similar to the Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) - an instrument that has been in the ACRF stable for more than 15 years. However, the two instruments differ significantly in wavelength resolution and range. In particular, the SAS-He provides hyperspectral measurements from about 350 nm to 1700 nm at a wavelength resolution from 1 to several nanometers, while the MFRSR only

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Narrowband, Narrow Field-of-View Fast Infrared Filter Radiometry: Future Narrowband, Narrow Field-of-View Fast Infrared Filter Radiometry: Future Operation at CART Sites and Some Aspects of Water Vapor Absorption and Emission Platt, C.M.R. (a), Bennett, J.A. (b), Petraitis, B. (b), Austin, R.T. (a), and Young, S.A. (b), Colorado State University, Fort Collins (a), CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Australia (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting An infrared filter radiometer is being installed at the SGP CART site early in 2001. The radiometer is based on a previous Mark I version that was used successfully in field experiments in tropical Australia. The radiometer has a narrow field-of-view, compatible with lidar, is fast, at one-second-time constant, and has three channels at 8.62, 10.86 and 12.12 microns. It

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Convective Vertical Velocity  

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ProductsConvective Vertical Velocity ProductsConvective Vertical Velocity Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Convective Vertical Velocity 2011.04.25 - 2011.05.23 Site(s) SGP General Description Convective processes play an important role in Earth's energy balance by distributing heat and moisture throughout the atmosphere. In particular, vertical air motions associated with these processes are inherently linked to the life cycle of these convective systems and are therefore directly tied to their energy budget. However, direct measurements of vertical air motions (e.g., in situ aircraft observations) are sparse, making it difficult to compare them with numerical model output, which relies on convective parameterization schemes that have yet to be extensively

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Organic Aerosol Component VAP  

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ProductsOrganic Aerosol Component VAP ProductsOrganic Aerosol Component VAP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Organic Aerosol Component VAP 2011.01.08 - 2012.03.24 Site(s) SGP General Description Organic aerosol (OA, i.e., the organic fraction of particles) accounts for 10-90% of the fine aerosol mass globally and is a key determinant of aerosol radiative forcing. But atmospheric OA is poorly characterized and its life cycle insufficiently represented in models. As a result, current models are unable to simulate OA concentrations and properties. This deficiency represents a large source of uncertainty in the quantification of aerosol direct and indirect effects and the prediction of future climate change. The Organic Aerosol Component (OACOMP) value-added product (VAP) uses

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ARM - PI Product - Direct Aerosol Forcing Uncertainty  

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ProductsDirect Aerosol Forcing Uncertainty ProductsDirect Aerosol Forcing Uncertainty Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : Direct Aerosol Forcing Uncertainty Site(s) NSA SGP TWP General Description Understanding sources of uncertainty in aerosol direct radiative forcing (DRF), the difference in a given radiative flux component with and without aerosol, is essential to quantifying changes in Earth's radiation budget. We examine the uncertainty in DRF due to measurement uncertainty in the quantities on which it depends: aerosol optical depth, single scattering albedo, asymmetry parameter, solar geometry, and surface albedo. Direct radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere and at the surface as well as sensitivities, the changes in DRF in response to unit changes in

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Merged Sounding VAP  

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ProductsMerged Sounding VAP ProductsMerged Sounding VAP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Merged Sounding VAP Site(s) FKB GRW HFE NIM NSA PYE SGP TWP General Description This value-added product (VAP) uses a combination of observations from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, surface meteorological instruments, and ECMWF model output with a sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing scheme in order to define profiles of the atmospheric thermodynamic state. These profiles are calculated at one-minute time resolution and 266 vertical levels which vary such that greater detail (20 meters) is captured near the surface with the resolution becoming coarser (200 meters) as the maximum altitude - 20 km above mean

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Corrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates  

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ProductsCorrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates ProductsCorrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Corrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates Site(s) SGP TWP General Description Raw moments from the scanning ARM precipitation radars (SAPRs) are subject to a number of instrumental and atmospheric phenomena that must be retrieved and corrected for. The Corrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates (CMAC) value-added product contains both raw data and fields that have been processed to: · correct for velocity aliasing · unfold and generate a cross-polarimetric phase difference that is monotonically increasing, removing impulses caused by non-uniform beam filling and phase shift on backscatter · recalculate specific differential phase using a 20-point Sobel filter on

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ARM - Evaluation Product - CMWG Data - SCM-Forcing Data, Cloud  

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ProductsCMWG Data - SCM-Forcing Data, Cloud ProductsCMWG Data - SCM-Forcing Data, Cloud Microphysical Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : CMWG Data - SCM-Forcing Data, Cloud Microphysical Properties and Radiative Heating Profiles Site(s) GAN HFE NSA SGP TWP General Description SCM-forcing data are derived from the ARM Program observational data using the constrained variational analysis approach (Zhang and Lin 1997 and Zhang et al. 2001). The resulting products include both the large-scale forcing terms and the evaluation fields, which can be used for driving the Single-Column Models (SCMs) and Cloud Resolving Models (CRMs) and validating model simulations. Results from our studies are then used to

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Broadband Heating Rate Profile Project (BBHRP)  

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ProductsBroadband Heating Rate Profile Project ProductsBroadband Heating Rate Profile Project (BBHRP) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Broadband Heating Rate Profile Project (BBHRP) 2000.03.01 - 2006.02.28 Site(s) SGP General Description The objective of the ARM Broadband Heating Rate Profile (BBHRP) Project is to provide a structure for the comprehensive assessment of our ability to model atmospheric radiative transfer for all conditions. Required inputs to BBHRP include surface albedo and profiles of atmospheric state (temperature, humidity), gas concentrations, aerosol properties, and cloud properties. In the past year, the Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (RIPBE) VAP was developed to combine all of the input properties

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Aerosol Optical Depths from SASHE  

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ProductsAerosol Optical Depths from SASHE ProductsAerosol Optical Depths from SASHE Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Aerosol Optical Depths from SASHE Site(s) PVC SGP General Description The Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer Hemispheric (SASHE) is a ground-based instrument that measures both direct and diffuse shortwave irradiance. In this regard, the instrument is similar to the multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR)-an instrument that has been in the ARM Facility stable for more than 15 years. However, the two instruments differ significantly in wavelength resolution and range. In particular, the SASHE provides hyperspectral measurements from about 350 nm to 1700 nm at a wavelength resolution from 1 to several nanometers, while the MFRSR only

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Mapped Moments to a Cartesian Grid  

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ProductsMapped Moments to a Cartesian Grid ProductsMapped Moments to a Cartesian Grid Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Mapped Moments to a Cartesian Grid Site(s) SGP TWP General Description The Scanning ARM precipitation radars produce measurements of raw radar moments in antenna coordinates of range from and the azimuth and elevation of the antenna. Most numerical representations of the atmosphere tend to be in a Cartesian coordinate system using either height above mean sea level (or land surface in sigma coordinates) or pressure levels as a vertical scale. In addition to applying a correction for radar aliasing, correcting cross polarimetric phase difference for second trip returns and folding, recalculating specific differential phase (due to a configuration error on

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Using ARM data to correct plane-parallel satellite retrievals of cloud  

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Using ARM data to correct plane-parallel satellite retrievals of cloud Using ARM data to correct plane-parallel satellite retrievals of cloud properties Dong, Xiquan University of North Dakota Minnis, Patrick NASA Langley Research Center Xi, Baike University of North Dakota Khaiyer, Mandana Analytical Services and Material, Inc. Category: Cloud Properties The angular variations of cloud properties derived from GOES data are examined using simultaneously collocated ARM surface observations/retrievals at the DOE ARM SGP site during the 6-yr period from January 1997 to December 2002. The dependencies of GOES cloud retrievals on solar zenith angle (SZA), scattering angle (SCA), and relative azimuth angle (RZA) are investigated for single-layer and overcast low-level stratus clouds. The GOES-retrieved cloud-droplet effective radius (re),

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Microsoft PowerPoint - arm_stm08-poster_matrosov.ppt  

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estimations of cloud and rainfall parameters using ARM and auxiliary instruments estimations of cloud and rainfall parameters using ARM and auxiliary instruments Sergey Y. Matrosov, Matthew D. Shupe Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado and NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory Purpose: Extending ARM column hydrometeor retrievals to include simultaneous estimations of cloud and rainfall parameters in stratiform precipitating systems Approach: Differential attenuation (MMCR and WACR) radar measurements in the rain layer are used to retrieve cloud LWP and the mean rainfall rate. MMCR measurements in the general mode are then used to estimate IWP above the freezing level. KVNX NEXRAD measurements over the SGP ARM site are used to estimate effects of MMCR signal losses due to

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C-Band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (C-SAPR) Handbook  

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The C-band scanning ARM precipitation radar (C-SAPR) is a scanning polarimetric Doppler radar transmitting simultaneously in both H and V polarizations. With a 350-kW magnetron transmitter, this puts 125 kW of transmitted power for each polarization. The receiver for the C-SAPR is a National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) -developed Hi-Q system operating in a coherent-on-receive mode. The ARM Climate Research Facility operates two C-SAPRs; one of them is deployed near the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility near the triangular array of X-SAPRs, and the second C-SAPR is deployed at ARM’s Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) site on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Widener, K; Bharadwaj, N

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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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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FINAL REPORT (DE-FG02-97ER62338): Single-column modeling, GCM parameterizations, and ARM data  

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Our overall goal is the development of new and improved parameterizations of cloud-radiation effects and related processes, using ARM data at all three ARM sites, and the implementation and testing of these parameterizations in global models. To test recently developed prognostic parameterizations based on detailed cloud microphysics, we have compared SCM (single-column model) output with ARM observations at the SGP, NSA and TWP sites. We focus on the predicted cloud amounts and on a suite of radiative quantities strongly dependent on clouds, such as downwelling surface shortwave radiation. Our results demonstrate the superiority of parameterizations based on comprehensive treatments of cloud microphysics and cloud-radiative interactions. At the SGP and NSA sites, the SCM results simulate the ARM measurements well and are demonstrably more realistic than typical parameterizations found in conventional operational forecasting models. At the TWP site, the model performance depends strongly on details of the scheme, and the results of our diagnostic tests suggest ways to develop improved parameterizations better suited to simulating cloud-radiation interactions in the tropics generally. These advances have made it possible to take the next step and build on this progress, by incorporating our parameterization schemes in state-of-the-art three-dimensional atmospheric models, and diagnosing and evaluating the results using independent data. Because the improved cloud-radiation results have been obtained largely via implementing detailed and physically comprehensive cloud microphysics, we anticipate that improved predictions of hydrologic cycle components, and hence of precipitation, may also be achievable.

Richard C. J. Somerville

2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR): irradiances  

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The multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR) takes spectral measurements of direct normal, diffuse horizontal and total horizontal solar irradiances. These measurements are at nominal wavelengths of 415, 500, 615, 673, 870, and 940 nm. The measurements are made at a user-specified time interval, usually about one minute or less. The sampling rate for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility MFRSRs is 20 seconds. From such measurements, one may infer the atmosphere's optical depth at the wavelengths mentioned above. In turn, these optical depths may be used to derive information about the column abundances of ozone and water vapor (Michalsky et al. 1995), as well as aerosol (Michalsky et al. 1994) and other atmospheric constituents. A silicon detector is also part of the MFRSR. This detector provides a measure of the broadband direct normal, diffuse horizontal and total horizontal solar irradiances. A MFRSR head that is mounted to look vertically downward can measure upwelling spectral irradiances. In the ARM system, this instrument is called a multifilter radiometer (MFR). At the Southern Great Plains (SGP) there are two MFRs; one mounted at the 10-m height and the other at 25 m. At the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites, the MFRs are mounted at 10 m. MFRSR heads are also used to measure normal incidence radiation by mounting on a solar tracking device. These are referred to as normal incidence multi-filter radiometers (NIMFRs) and are located at the SGP and NSA sites. Another specialized use for the MFRSR is the narrow field of view (NFOV) instrument located at SGP. The NFOV is a ground-based radiometer (MFRSR head) that looks straight up.

Hodges, Gary

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Orr 2009 ARM STM poster2.ppt  

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Status: Design, testing and implementation has been begun at SGP Status: Design, testing and implementation has been begun at SGP A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago-Argonne, LLC Accomplishments and Status of SGP During 2008 Brad W. Orr 1 Dan J. Rusk 2 John Schatz 2 David Breedlove 2 Richard Eagan 1 1 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 2 ACRF/SGP, Cherokee Nation Distributors, Stilwell, OK INSTRUMENTS GENERAL STATISTICS * Instrument Availability - Averaged over 95% during 2008. * Electronic Repair Lab - $20,000 in savings * Calibrations - Over 140 instruments calibrated * Guest Instruments Supported - 40 * Site visitors - Over 100 visits by scientists and guests at the Central Facility. * Field Campaigns - 18 Campaigns supported last year. Acknowledgments We would like to thank the entire SGP staff for another year of excellence and for their continued support of all aspects of operations. This

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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The Clear-Sky Diffuse 'Problem' at SGP: RSS Data & Analysis The Clear-Sky Diffuse 'Problem' at SGP: RSS Data & Analysis Harrison, L., Kiedron, P., and Min, Q., State University of new York, Albany Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting We analyze the spectral RSS data from the fall of 1999, when there were an unusual series of clear-sky cloud-free days at SGP. The RSS makes measurements of the spectral diffuse/direct ratio which are independent of calibration. We also extract typical optical depth analyis data from Langley regressions, and we retrieve column NO2 from correlation spectroscopy. We show that column NO2 is often well above clean-climatological background at SGP, and that this interacts with simple forms of aerosol-optical depth retrievals (which do not account for this)

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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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New Surface Spectral Albedo VAP Provides Surface Type Observations at New Surface Spectral Albedo VAP Provides Surface Type Observations at Southern Great Plains Bookmark and Share 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. The Surface Spectral Albedo (SURFSPECALB) value-added product (VAP) has been released for operational production at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. This VAP creates a near-continuous best estimate of broadband and

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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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November 12, 2009 [Data Announcements] November 12, 2009 [Data Announcements] Updated Evaluation Product Available for Calculating Surface Spectral Albedo Bookmark and Share Example of surface type estimation and high-resolution spectral albedo extrapolated from the MFR measurements at the 10-meter tower and at the 25-meter level on the 60-meter tower at the SGP Central Facility. Example of surface type estimation and high-resolution spectral albedo extrapolated from the MFR measurements at the 10-meter tower and at the 25-meter level on the 60-meter tower at the SGP Central Facility. An updated version of the Surface Spectral Albedo (SurfSpecAlb1Mlawer) value-added product (VAP) has been released as an Evaluation Product for the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The original version of the algorithm

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The Southern Great Plains Site: A Climate Observatory in Oklahoma  

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other facilities throughout the SGP site. The 60-ft meteorological tower rises from a canola field at the SGP central facility in June 2011. The 60-ft meteorological tower rises...

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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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W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status  

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W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status PopStefanija, Ivan ProSensing, Inc. Mead, James ProSensing Inc. Widener, Kevin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Category: Instruments Two W-band ARM Cloud Radars (WACR) have been developed for the SGP and the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) by ProSensing. The SGP WACR was successfully deployed in the same shelter as the MMCR in 2005. It is currently collecting co-polarization and cross-polarization spectral moments (reflectivity, Doppler velocity, and spectral width) along with spectra data. The AMF WACR will be deployed with the AMF in Niamey, Niger early in 2006. We will present ingested WACR data formats available from the ARM Archive, a selected comparisons of WACR and MMCR data at SGP, and data from

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Radiosonde Intercomparison During the Fall 2000 Water Vapor IOP Radiosonde Intercomparison During the Fall 2000 Water Vapor IOP Lesht, B.M. (a) and Richardson, S.J. (b), Argonne National Laboratory (a), University of Oklahoma (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting We conducted 160 dual-radiosonde soundings during the fall 2000 Water Vapor Intensive Operations Period (WVIOP). The soundings were done every three hours at the SGP/CART site central facility from 1430 on 18 September 2000 through 1130 on 8 October 2000. The dual soundings included Vaisala RH-80H radiosondes from four different calibration lots as well as Vaisala RS-90 radiosondes. The radisondes were distributed during the experiment so as to conduct pairwise comparisons between RS-80s, RS-90s and RS-80s/RS-90s. Prior to the WVIOP we tested the calibration of these types of radiosondes

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Scale Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Variability of Aerosol Optical Scale Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Variability of Aerosol Optical Properties Over the SGP Site based on MFRSR and MODIS Data Alexandrov, M.D.(a,b), Marshak, A.(b), Cairns, B.(a,b), Lacis, A.A.(b), and Carlson, B.E.(b), Columbia University (a), NASA (b) Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting We present scale-by-scale analysis of variability of atmospheric aerosol optical thickness (AOT) and (preliminary) of the Angstrom exponent. This analysis is based on retrievals from Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometers (MFRSRs) and from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data. This type of analysis has been applied to a remote sensing aerosol dataset for the first time. The MFRSR data were collected

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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Large-Scale Forcing Data Set for SPARTICUS Available Large-Scale Forcing Data Set for SPARTICUS Available Bookmark and Share Precipitation (top) and Omega (bottom) in April 2010 at SGP based on large-scale forcing data for SPARTICUS. Precipitation (top) and Omega (bottom) in April 2010 at SGP based on large-scale forcing data for SPARTICUS. A new large-scale forcing data set is now available for the Variational Analysis (VARANAL) value-added product (VAP) using data from the Small Particles in Cirrus (SPARTICUS) field campaign. The constrained variational objective analysis approach described in Zhang and Lin (1997) and Zhang et al. (2001) was used to derive the large-scale single-column/cloud-resolving model forcing and evaluation data set from the observational data collected at ARM Facility's Southern Great Plains

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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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Continental Liquid-phase Stratus Clouds at SGP: Meteorological Influences  

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Continental Liquid-phase Stratus Clouds at SGP: Meteorological Influences Continental Liquid-phase Stratus Clouds at SGP: Meteorological Influences and Relationship to Adiabacity Kim, Byung-Gon Kangnung National University Schwartz, Stephen Brookhaven National Laboratory Miller, Mark Brookhaven National Laboratory Min, Qilong State University of New York at Albany Category: Cloud Properties The microphysical properties of continental stratus clouds observed over SGP appear to be substantially influenced by micrometeorological conditions, such as static stability and updraft velocity. These influences may contribute to the observed weak correlation of aerosol light scattering coefficient with cloud-drop effective radius [Kim et al., JGR, 2003], although aerosol light scattering coefficient is not necessarily the most suitable surrogate aerosol property for number concentration of cloud

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Enhancement of ARM Surface Meteorological Observations during the Fall 1996 Water Vapor Intensive Observation Period  

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This work describes in situ moisture sensor comparisons that were performed in conjunction with the first Water Vapor Intensive Observation Period (IOP) conducted at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) ...

Scott J. Richardson; Michael E. Splitt; Barry M. Lesht

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Spatial Hetergeneity in Mid-Summer Fluxes of Carbon, Water and Energy in Spatial Hetergeneity in Mid-Summer Fluxes of Carbon, Water and Energy in Agriculutural Plots Near the SGP Central Facility Fischer, M.L.(a), Billesbach, D.(b), Berry, J.(c), Riley, W.R.(a), and Torn, M.S.(a), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (a), University of Nebraska (b), Carnegie Institution of Washington (c) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Patterns of land use and management are likely to dominate the spatial heterogeneity in cycles of energy, carbon, and water in ecosystems of the Southern Great Plains (SGP). We report recent progress on measuring and modeling spatial heterogeneity in land surface-atmosphere exchange for different crops in the footprint of a flux system mounted on the ARM SGP Central Facility 60 m tower. The first phase of our the "Portable Flux

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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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Microsoft PowerPoint - arm_stm09-poster_matrosov.ppt  

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Precipitation Parameters above the SGP site during spring-summ Sergey Y. Matrosov Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado and NOAA...

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ARM Quick-looks Database for North Slope Alaska (NSA) sites  

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From these pages one can monitor parts of the data acquisition process and access daily data visualizations from the different instruments. These data visualizations are produced in near real time automatically and are called Quick-Looks (QLs). The quick-looks contains unofficial data of unknown quality. Once data is released one can obtain the full data-set from any instrument available, and along with that, a statement about the data quality from the ARM archive. The database provides Quick-looks for the Barrow ACRF site (NSA C1), the Atqasuk ACRF site (NSA C2), or the SHEBA ice campaign of 1997 and 1998. As of 12-17-08, the database had more than 528,000 quick-looks available as data figures and data plots. No password is required for Quick-look access. (Specialized Interface)

Stamnes, Knut (NSA Site Scientist)

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Validation of CERES/SARB Data Product Using ARM Surface Flux Observations  

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CERES/SARB Data Product Using CERES/SARB Data Product Using ARM Surface Flux Observations D. A. Rutan Analytical Services and Materials Inc. Hampton, Virginia T. P. Charlock National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia Introduction This paper uses surface observed broadband fluxes from Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP), ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP), and a number of other sites to validate model results from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Surface and Radiation Budget (SARB) Clouds and Radiative Swath (CRS) data products during the months of January-December 2001. CERES instruments fly aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites measuring broadband radiation in three channels: total (0.3-∝ µm), shortwave (0.3-5.0 µm), and window

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A Climatology of Surface Cloud Radiative Effects at the ARM Tropical Western Pacific Sites  

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Cloud radiative effects on surface downwelling fluxes are investigated using long-term datasets from the three Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites in the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) region. The Nauru and Darwin sites show significant variability in sky cover, downwelling radiative fluxes, and surface cloud radiative effect (CRE) due to El Niño and the Australian monsoon, respectively, while the Manus site shows little intra-seasonal or interannual variability. Cloud radar measurement of cloud base and top heights are used to define cloud types so that the effect of cloud type on the surface CRE can be examined. Clouds with low bases contribute 71-75% of the surface shortwave (SW) CRE and 66-74% of the surface longwave (LW) CRE at the three TWP sites, while clouds with mid-level bases contribute 8-9% of the SW CRE and 12-14% of the LW CRE, and clouds with high bases contribute 16-19% of the SW CRE and 15-21% of the LW CRE.

McFarlane, Sally A.; Long, Charles N.; Flaherty, Julia E.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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A Composite and Microphysical Study of Jet Stream Cirrus Over the ARM Site  

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Composite and Microphysical Study of Composite and Microphysical Study of Jet Stream Cirrus Over the ARM Site J. M. Haynes and G. L. Stephens Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado Introduction Cirrus are known to play an important role in the radiative budget of the earth-atmosphere system. Previous studies have shown that cirrus within strong jet streams account for about 40% to 60% of all cirrus observed in the continental United States during the winter (Menzel et al. 1992). However, the connection between the properties of mid-latitude cirrus clouds and the large-scale flow that supports them is still, to a large degree, unknown. This study seeks to better quantify and understand this relationship through two interrelated investigations.

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Cumulus Geometry from Satellite and Surface Data at the ARM TWP Site  

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Cumulus Geometry from Satellite and Surface Data Cumulus Geometry from Satellite and Surface Data at the ARM TWP Site E. I. Kassianov, T. P. Ackerman, and R. T. Marchand Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction The multi-angle imaging spectrometer (MISR), a sensor on board the earth observing system (EOS) Terra satellite platform, observes reflected radiation in nine directions with high resolution (~0.275 km). The overall mission of the MISR is to provide continuous, global multi-angle measurements of the reflected radiation from the earth's atmosphere and surface, and thereby create a valuable resource for studying their physical properties (Diner et al. 1999). For single-layer marine cumulus clouds, we have demonstrated that satellite-derived basic statistics (mean, variance) of vertical cloud size match closely

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Seasonal Variability in Clouds and Radiation at the Manus ARM Site  

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program operates three climate observation stations in the tropical western Pacific region. Two of these sites, located on Manus island in Papua New Guinea and on the island republic of Nauru, have been operating for over five years. This data set provides an opportunity to examine variability in tropical cloudiness on a wide range of time scales. The focus of this study is on the annual cycle. The most obvious manifestation of the annual cycle in this region is the oscillation of monsoon convection between Asia and Australia. The impact of the annual cycle on Manus and Nauru is more subtle; however, analysis of radiation and cloud observations from the Manus and Nauru ARM sites reveals links to the annual monsoon cycle. One such link relates to the proximity of Manus to the Maritime Continent, the collection of islands separating the Pacific and Indian oceans. Convection over the large islands in the maritime continent exhibits a distinct annual cycle. Outflow from large-island convection is shown to modulate the cirrus population over Manus. During neutral or cool ENSO periods, convection over Nauru is relatively suppressed. During such periods, Nauru is shown to exhibit an annual cycle in local convective activity. During the inactive season, cirrus are often found near the tropopause over Nauru. These clouds are not formed directly by the outflow from convection. The seasonality and source of these clouds is also examined. Identifying the source of cirrus observed at Manus and Nauru is important because of the potential dependence of cirrus properties on the source of convection.

Mather, Jim H.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer  

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ProductsAirborne Visible/Infrared Imaging ProductsAirborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) 1997.08.01 - 1997.08.01 Site(s) SGP General Description AVIRIS is an optical sensor that delivers calibrated images of the upwelling spectral radiance in 224 contiguous spectral channels (bands) with wavelengths from 400 to 2500 nanometers. AVIRIS has been flown on two aircraft platforms: a NASA ER-2 jet and the Twin Otter turboprop. The main objective of the AVIRIS project is to identify, measure, and monitor constituents of the Earth's surface and atmosphere based on molecular absorption and particle scattering signatures. Research with

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Droplet Number Concentration Value-Added Product  

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ProductsDroplet Number Concentration Value-Added ProductsDroplet Number Concentration Value-Added Product Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Droplet Number Concentration Value-Added Product 2005.01.01 - 2010.12.30 Site(s) SGP General Description Cloud droplet number concentration is an important factor in understanding aerosol-cloud interactions. As aerosol concentration increases, it is expected that droplet number concentration, Nd, will increase and droplet size decrease, for a given liquid water path (Twomey 1977), which will greatly affect cloud albedo as smaller droplets reflect more shortwave radiation. However, the magnitude and variability of these processes under different environmental conditions is still uncertain. McComiskey et al.

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) from  

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ProductsQuantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) ProductsQuantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) from the CSAPR Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) from the CSAPR Site(s) SGP TWP General Description Precipitation rates from cloud systems can give a fundamental insight into the processes occurring in-cloud. While rain gauges and disdrometers can give information at a single point, remote sensors such as radars can provide rainfall information over a defined area. The QPE value-added product (VAP) takes the Corrected Moments in Antenna Coordinates VAP and maps the Rain_rate_A field onto a Cartesian grid at the surface. This field is the rain rate as determined using the specific attenuation (A, dBZ/km) due to two-way liquid attenuation after Ryzhkov et

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ARM - PI Product - Atmospheric State, Cloud Microphysics & Radiative Flux  

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ProductsAtmospheric State, Cloud Microphysics & ProductsAtmospheric State, Cloud Microphysics & Radiative Flux Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : Atmospheric State, Cloud Microphysics & Radiative Flux 1997.01.01 - 2010.12.31 Site(s) NSA SGP TWP General Description This data product contains atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud properties, radiative fluxes and radiative heating rates. The data represent a characterization of the physical state of the atmospheric column compiled on a five-minute temporal and 90m vertical grid. Sources for this information include raw measurements, cloud property and radiative retrievals, retrievals and derived variables from other third-party sources, and radiative calculations using the derived quantities.

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate  

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ProductsRadiatively Important Parameters Best ProductsRadiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (RIPBE) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (RIPBE) 2002.03.01 - 2007.06.30 Site(s) SGP General Description The Radiatively Important Parameters Best Estimate (RIPBE) VAP combines multiple input datastreams, each with their own temporal and vertical resolution, to create a complete set of radiatively important parameters on a uniform vertical and temporal grid with quality control and source information for use as input to a radiative transfer model. One of the main drivers for RIPBE was to create input files for the BroadBand Heating Rate Profiles (BBHRP) VAP, but we also envision use of RIPBE files for user-run

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8 8 W 98 W, Session Papers 23 Figure 1. The NOAA wind profiler demonstration network and the sounding sites during the ARM June 1993 IOP. Analytical Study of the Effects of the Low-Level Jet on Moisture Convergence and Vertical Motion Fields at the Southern Great Plains Cloud and Radiation Testbed Site X. Bian, S. Zhong, C. D. Whiteman, and S. A. Stage Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) is located in a region that is strongly affected by a prominent meteorological phenomenon--the Great Plains Low-Level Jet (LLJ). Observations (Means 1952; Pitchford and London 1962; Parish et al. 1988; Frisch et al. 1992) have shown that the LLJ plays a vital role in spring

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ARM - PI Product - Large Scale Ice Water Path and 3-D Ice Water Content  

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ProductsLarge Scale Ice Water Path and 3-D Ice Water ProductsLarge Scale Ice Water Path and 3-D Ice Water Content Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Product : Large Scale Ice Water Path and 3-D Ice Water Content Site(s) SGP TWP General Description Cloud ice water concentration is one of the most important, yet poorly observed, cloud properties. Developing physical parameterizations used in general circulation models through single-column modeling is one of the key foci of the ARM program. In addition to the vertical profiles of temperature, water vapor and condensed water at the model grids, large-scale horizontal advective tendencies of these variables are also required as forcing terms in the single-column models. Observed horizontal advection of condensed water has not been available because the

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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 XDC Datastreams  

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StreamsSuomiNet Global Positioning StreamsSuomiNet Global Positioning System Documentation SUOMIGPS 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 SuomiNet Global Positioning System (SUOMIGPS) Information updated on January 23, 2013, 10:57 pm GMT General Data Description SuomiNet (named to honor meteorological satellite pioneer Verner Suomi) is a network of GPS receivers to provide real-time atmospheric precipitable water vapor measurements and other geodetic and meteorological information. ARM has built geodetic monuments for Suominet GPS receivers across the SGP CART domain. Expand All Collapse All Data Stream Names 30suomigps : SuomiNet GPS: 30-min averages Measurement Description

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ARM - Measurement - Soil moisture  

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moisture moisture 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 Measurement : Soil moisture The moisture of the soil measured near the surface. This includes soil wetness and soil water potential. Categories Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AMC : Ameriflux Measurement Component CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems SOIL : Soil Measurement from the SGP SWATS : Soil Water and Temperature System SEBS : Surface Energy Balance System

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Objective Determination of Cloud Heights and Radar Reflectivities Using a Combination of Active Remote Sensors at the ARM CART Sites  

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is deploying sensitive, millimeter-wave cloud radars at its Cloud and Radiation Test Bed (CART) sites in Oklahoma, Alaska, and the tropical western Pacific Ocean. The ...

Eugene E. Clothiaux; Thomas P. Ackerman; Gerald G. Mace; Kenneth P. Moran; Roger T. Marchand; Mark A. Miller; Brooks E. Martner

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Field Campaign - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment  

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Experiment (MC3E) Experiment (MC3E) Campaign Links Science Plan MC3E Website Related Campaigns Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment: 2DVD Support 2011.04.22, Schwaller, SGP Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Airborne Instruments 2011.04.22, Poellot, AAF Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Multi-Frequency Profilers 2011.04.22, Williams, SGP Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment: Parsivel Disdrometer Support 2011.04.22, Schwaller, SGP Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Inner Domain Thermodynamic Profiling during MC3E 2011.04.22, Turner, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)

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Yost_ARM_Mar07.ppt  

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III. Improved Cloud Detection over the SGP III. Improved Cloud Detection over the SGP * GOES-8 data from June to November 1998 were reprocessed over a region within a 10-km radius of the ARM SGP Central Facility using the new stats algorithm to aid cloud detection during twilight * Table 1 shows how the new VISST cloud amounts compare to 30-minute averaged cloud amounts derived from micropulse lidar (MPL) data. Values in parentheses were obtained without using the stats algorithm * An example from June 5, 1998, is illustrated in Figure 2 below * Most of the warm low clouds over Kansas and northern Oklahoma were detected by the nighttime cloud mask at 1115 Z (not shown) but missed by the twilight cloud mask at 1145 Z (Fig. 2a) * The stats algorithm restores much of the cloud cover (Fig. 2b) and this is easily verified by looking at an

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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's Aerosol Observing System (AOS) Data  

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The aerosol observing system (AOS) is the primary Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) platform for in situ aerosol measurements at the surface. The principal measurements are those of the aerosol absorption and scattering coefficients as a function of the particle size and radiation wavelength. Additional measurements include those of the particle number concentration, size distribution, hygroscopic growth, and inorganic chemical composition. The AOS measures aerosol optical properties to better understand how particles interact with solar radiation and influence the earth's radiation balance. The measurements are useful for calculating parameters used in radiative forcing calculations such as the aerosol single scattering albedo, asymmetry parameter, mass scattering efficiency, and hygroscopic growth. [Copied from http://www.arm.gov/instruments/aos]

The ARM Archive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory holds aerosol data from the AOS for two of the permanent ARM sites, North Slope Alaska (NSA) and Southern Great Plains (SGP), as well as from mobile facilities used during specific field campaigns. The AOS has collected data since 1995.

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ARM - Field Campaign - 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP  

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govCampaigns2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP govCampaigns2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP 2001.03.01 - 2001.09.30 Lead Scientist : Stephen Sekelsky Data Availability http://abyss.ecs.umass.edu For data sets, see below. Summary Install UMass and NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory "guest instrument" radars at the SGP CART site adjacent to the MMCR system. Both the UMass and NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory systems will run autonomously for approximately a six month period. Description Scientific hypothesis: A. Measurements from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Cloud Profiling Radar System (CPRS) - 95/33 GHz Radar indicate that the 95 GHz channel is much less sensitive to insect clutter than the 35 GHz channel by

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Using EOF analysis to  

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Using EOF analysis to uncover inhomogeneities in data from ground-based Using EOF analysis to uncover inhomogeneities in data from ground-based aerosol monitoring devices Gianelli, Scott NASA/GISS Carlson, Barbara NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies Lacis, Andrew NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis is performed on ground-based shadowband and sun photometer data. The instruments examined for this study include the Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) and the CIMEL sun photometer CSPHOT located at the central facility of the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site; networks of Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) devices sponsored by ARM and the USDA; and the network of nephelometers and aerosol particle counters of the Climate Monitoring Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL). The original purpose of this investigation

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ARM - Blog Article  

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May 21, 2011 [Blog, Field Notes, MC3E] May 21, 2011 [Blog, Field Notes, MC3E] The (Almost) Dream Scenario Bookmark and Share Long before the MC3E scientists arrived in Ponca City and descended upon the SGP Central Facility (CF), there was a great deal of talk about the "dream scenario." The golden case of all golden cases was described as a well defined line of convective storms with a large stratiform rain region that propagated directly over the SGP CF. While this dream system moved over the site it would be sampled by all the CF instrumentation including the new scanning radar systems, sliced and diced by the N-Pol and D3R radars, and sampled from above by the NASA ER-2 and within by the UND Citation along well defined cross sections over the CF. We need to sample all different types of convective storms and have much to learn from all

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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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 - Datastreams - 30smos  

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smos smos Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1025121 [ 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 Example 30smos Archive Data Plot Example 30smos Archive Data Plot Datastream : 30SMOS Surface Meteorological Observation Station (SMOS): 30-min averaged data Active Dates 1993.04.22 - 2009.09.30 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State, Surface Properties Originating Instrument Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP (SMOS) Measurements The measurements below provided by this product are those considered scientifically relevant. Measurement Variable Atmospheric pressure bar_pres Precipitation precip Atmospheric moisture

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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 - Instrument - smos  

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govInstrumentssmos govInstrumentssmos Documentation SMOS : Handbook SMOS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SMOS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports 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 : Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP (SMOS) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) Picture of the Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) General Overview The Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) mostly uses conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-minute, 30-minute, and 1440-minute (daily) averages of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity (RH), barometric pressure, and precipitation at the

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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

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ARM - Datastreams - 1440smos  

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smos smos Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1024909 [ 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 : 1440SMOS Surface Met Observation Station (SMOS): daily minimum/maximum data, with times Active Dates 1994.03.08 - 2009.09.30 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP (SMOS) Measurements The measurements below provided by this product are those considered scientifically relevant. Measurement Variable Atmospheric pressure max_bar_pres Atmospheric moisture max_rh Precipitation max_snow Atmospheric temperature max_temp Atmospheric moisture max_vap_pres Horizontal wind

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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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New ARM Data Stream: Surface Images at NSA/AAO Sites in Barrow...  

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delivered to the ARM archive. In Barrow, the camera resides at the top of the 40-meter tower. In Atqasuk, the camera is placed on a post attached to a piling near the 10-meter tip...

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Climatology and Formation of Tropical Midlevel Clouds at the Darwin ARM Site  

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A 4-yr climatology of midlevel clouds is presented from vertically pointing cloud lidar and radar measurements at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) site at Darwin, Australia. Few studies exist of tropical midlevel clouds using a dataset of this length. Seventy percent of clouds with top heights between 4 and 8 km are less than 2 km thick. These thin layer clouds have a peak in cloud-top temperature around the melting level (0°C) and also a second peak around -12.5°C. The diurnal frequency of thin clouds is highest during the night and reaches a minimum around noon, consistent with variation caused by solar heating. Using a 1.5-yr subset of the observations, the authors found that thin clouds have a high probability of containing supercooled liquid water at low temperatures: ~20% of clouds at -30°C, ~50% of clouds at -20°C, and ~65% of clouds at -10°C contain supercooled liquid water. The authors hypothesize that thin midlevel clouds formed at the melting level are formed differently during active and break monsoon periods and test this over three monsoon seasons. A greater frequency of thin midlevel clouds are likely formed by increased condensation following the latent cooling of melting during active monsoon periods when stratiform precipitation is most frequent. This is supported by the high percentage (65%) of midlevel clouds with preceding stratiform precipitation and the high frequency of stable layers slightly warmer than 0°C. In the break monsoon, a distinct peak in the frequency of stable layers at 0°C matches the peak in thin midlevel cloudiness, consistent with detrainment from convection.

Riihimaki, Laura D.; McFarlane, Sally A.; Comstock, Jennifer M.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Status and Future of AERIs in ARM  

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Status and Future of AERIs Status and Future of AERIs in ARM Dave Turner Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin - Madison Longwave/Microwave Focus Group 11 March 2008 ARM STM, Norfolk, VA Background * Spectrally resolved IR radiances were considered key component of ARM's observational strategy * Stringent requirements placed on absolute radiometric accuracy (1% ambient radiance), spectral accuracy, noise level, and operability * Instrument development was successful! * ARM has 8 AERI systems: * 11 Million calibrated sky spectra have been collected by ARM AERIs (up to Dec 2007) * SGP-01 * SGP-E14 * AMF-M1 * NSA-C1 (ER) * TWP-C2 * TWP-C3 * Spare (NR) * Spare (ER) AERI Interferometer Assembly AERI Interferometer Assembly Bomem Interferometer ABB HBB Optics Optics Bench Bench Shock

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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3, 2012 [Feature Stories and Releases] 3, 2012 [Feature Stories and Releases] SGP Site Staff Share Successes, Challenges in the Name of Science Bookmark and Share Large-scale observation network in Korea opens door to new collaborations Daniel Hartsock and Dr. Kyungjeen Park look on as Pat Dowell describes the operation of a disdrometer at the SGP site. A sensor under the instrument's 'hood' measures rain rate and drop size distribution. Daniel Hartsock and Dr. Kyungjeen Park look on as Pat Dowell describes the operation of a disdrometer at the SGP site. A sensor under the instrument's 'hood' measures rain rate and drop size distribution. Dr. Kyungjeen Park, Korea Meteorological Administration, faces a tremendous responsibility: develop a microscale observing capability to support a major urban atmospheric measurement and modeling project. The project is to

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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 - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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A Continuous Baseline Microphysical Retrieval (MICROBASE): Status of SGP A Continuous Baseline Microphysical Retrieval (MICROBASE): Status of SGP Version 1.2 and Prototype TWP Version Miller, M.A.(a), Johnson, K.L.(a), Jensen, M.P.(b), Mace, G.G.(c), Dong, X.(d), and Vogelmann, A.M.(a), Brookhaven National Laboratory (a), Columbia University (b), University of Utah (c), University of North Dakota (d) Fourteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The interaction of clouds with incoming and outgoing radiation streams produces discontinuous regions of heating and cooling within the atmospheric column. These regions can influence the atmospheric circulations at multiple scales, as well as modify the existing cloud structures. The Broadband Heating Rate Project (BBHRP) within ARM has the goal of producing instantaneous snapshots of the heating and cooling rate

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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 - 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 - Education Article  

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Climate Change Kiosk Opening Ceremony Bookmark and Share People view the new ARM Climate Change Kiosk at the NSA site. The ARM Education and Outreach team had a very successful...

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ARM - Evaluation Product - MicroPulse LIDAR Cloud Optical Depth (MPLCOD)  

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ProductsMicroPulse LIDAR Cloud Optical Depth ProductsMicroPulse LIDAR Cloud Optical Depth (MPLCOD) Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : MicroPulse LIDAR Cloud Optical Depth (MPLCOD) 1999.05.01 - 2004.05.14 Site(s) SGP General Description The MPLCOD VAP retrieves the column cloud visible optical depth using LIDAR derived backscatter from the MPLNOR (Micro Pulse Lidar Normalized Backscatter) and radiosonde thermodynamic profiles. The optical depth retrieval is derived following Comstock et al. (2001), which retrieves visible optical depth and layer average backscatter-to-extinction ratio (k) at the lidar wavelength for each backscatter profile. Data Information Data Directory Contacts Principal Investigator Jennifer Comstock (509) 372-424

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Development of Aerosol Models for Radiative Flux Calculations at ARM Sites: Utility of Trajectory Clustering for Characterizing Aerosol Climatology  

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Development of Aerosol Models for Radiative Flux Development of Aerosol Models for Radiative Flux Calculations at ARM Sites: Utility of Trajectory Clustering for Characterizing Aerosol Climatology E. Andrews Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environment University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado E. Andrews, J. A. Ogren, P. J. Sheridan, and J. M. Harris Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado P. K. Quinn Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seattle, Washington Abstract The uncertainties associated with assumptions of generic aerosol properties in radiative transfer codes are unknown, which means that these uncertainties are frequently invoked when models and

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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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ARM - Measurement - Soil surface temperature  

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surface temperature surface temperature 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 Measurement : Soil surface temperature The temperature of the soil measured near the surface. Categories Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AMC : Ameriflux Measurement Component CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems SOIL : Soil Measurement from the SGP SWATS : Soil Water and Temperature System MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation

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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 - 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 - Time in ARM NetCDF Files  

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govDataTime in ARM NetCDF Files govDataTime in ARM NetCDF Files Page Contents Introduction Time Zones Epoch Time Time Variables Conversion Examples and Hints Perl Example C Example Fortran Example IDL Example Notes on Generating Epoch Times Contact Information Time in ARM NetCDF Files Introduction This document explains most of the issues related to the use of time in ARM netCDF data files. Time Zones All ARM netCDF files are in UTC. Note that this has some implications for solar-based data; we tend to split our files at midnight, but the sun is still up at 0000 UTC at SGP in the late spring and summer, and all the time at TWP. This means a given solar arc may be broken across two different files. That's just the way it is; using local time in ARM files would have been a bigger mess. Note that splitting files at 0000 UTC is not an ARM standard, and many

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde)  

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A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment.

Mike Jensen; Jennifer Comstock; Anthony Del Genio; Scott Giangrande; Pavlos Kollias

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds (jensen-sonde)  

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A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment.

Mike Jensen; Jennifer Comstock; Anthony Del Genio; Scott Giangrande; Pavlos Kollias

2012-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM poster 2007 Chuang  

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Multi-Scale Aerosol/Cloud Interactions from Multi-Scale Aerosol/Cloud Interactions from ARM Measurements to Global Modeling Catherine Chuang, Steve Chin, Shaocheng Xie, James Kelly, and James Boyle Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA The Issues  Examine the influence of aerosol compositions on droplet formation and review different cloud nucleation parameterizations.  Investigate impacts of aerosols and autoconversion schemes on cloud properties over SGP with 2-D/3-D cloud resolving models.  Explore the sensitivity of aerosol/cloud interactions to different nucleation parameterizations during TWPICE with NCAR CAM3. (2) Cloud-Scale Experiments This work was performed under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Energy at the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract No. W-7405-Eng-48.

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The longwave effective cloud fraction derived from The longwave effective cloud fraction derived from measurements with a comparison to shortwave cloud amounts for single layer clouds Ezra E. Takara and Robert G. Ellingson Dept. of Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 Known clear Derived clear Known overcast Derived overcast Flux Time Introduction This poster describes a comparison of the longwave effective cloud fraction (N e ) to shortwave cloud amounts: the cosine weighted cloud fraction from the Total Sky Imager (TSI), the cloud fraction from the shortwave flux analysis (swfan), and the Whole Sky Imager (WSI). These daytime comparisons are for single low cloud layers in 2000 and 2001 at the ARM SGP Central Facility as described in Ma and Ellingson (2005). Longwave N e The average longwave surface over a large area can be

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Environmental assessment for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program: Southern Great Plains Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site  

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is aimed at supplying improved predictive capability of climate change, particularly the prediction of cloud-climate feedback. The objective will be achieved by measuring the atmospheric radiation and physical and meteorological quantities that control solar radiation in the earth`s atmosphere and using this information to test global climate and related models. The proposed action is to construct and operate a Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) research site in the southern Great Plains as part of the Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program whose objective is to develop an improved predictive capability of global climate change. The purpose of this CART research site in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma would be to collect meteorological and other scientific information to better characterize the processes controlling radiation transfer on a global scale. Impacts which could result from this facility are described.

Policastro, A.J.; Pfingston, J.M.; Maloney, D.M.; Wasmer, F.; Pentecost, E.D.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a Microwave Emission Model to Estimate Soil Moisture from ESTAR Observations during SGP99  

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The 1999 Southern Great Plains Hydrology Experiment (SGP99) provides comprehensive datasets for evaluating microwave remote sensing of soil moisture algorithms that involve complex physical properties of soils and vegetation. The Land Surface ...

Huilin Gao; Eric F. Wood; Matthias Drusch; Wade Crow; Thomas J. Jackson

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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ARM - Research Highlights  

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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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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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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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Spatiotemporal Variations in Soil Water: First Results from the ARM SGP CART Network  

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A network of automated soil water and temperature systems, installed at 21 locations in Oklahoma and Kansas in 1996 and 1997, is providing hourly profiles of soil temperature and water at eight depths, from 0.05 to 1.75 m below the surface, in ...

J. M. Schneider; D. K. Fisher; R. L. Elliott; G. O. Brown; C. P. Bahrmann

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Mesoscale Model Predictions of Clouds and Radiation with SGP ARM Data over a Seasonal Timescale  

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This study evaluates the predictions of radiative and cloud-related processes of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5). It is based on extensive comparison of ...

Françoise Guichard; David B. Parsons; Jimy Dudhia; James Bresch

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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LASE Characterization of Water Vapor Over the ARM SGP During AFWEX LASE Characterization of Water Vapor Over the ARM SGP During AFWEX Ismail, S.(a), Ferrare, R.A.(a), Browell, E.V.(a), Kooi, S.A.(b), Brasseur, L.H.(b), Clayton, M.B.(b), Brackett, V.(b), Turner, D.D. (c), Goldsmith, J.E.M.(d), Whiteman, D.N.(e), Barrick, J.(a), Sachse, G.(a), Diskin, G.(a), Podolske, J.(f), Schmidlin, F.J.(g), and Bosenberg, J.(h), NASA Langley (a), SAIC (b), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (c), Sandia National Laboratories (d), NASA Goddard (e), NASA Ames (f), NASA Wallops (g), Max Planck Institute (h) Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting NASA's Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) system was operated during the ARM/FIRE Water Vapor Experiment (AFWEX) to characterize the upper tropospheric (UT) water vapor field over the ARM Center Facility (CF)

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Aerosol First Indirect Effects on Non-Precipitating Low-Level Liquid Cloud Properties as Simulated by CAM5 at ARM Sites  

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We quantitatively examine the aerosol first indirect effects (FIE) for non-precipitating low-level single-layer liquid phase clouds simulated by the Community Atmospheric Model version 5 (CAM5) running in the weather forecast mode at three DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites. The FIE is quantified in terms of a relative change in cloud droplet effective radius for a relative change in aerosol accumulation mode number concentration under conditions of fixed liquid water content (LWC). CAM5 simulates aerosol-cloud interactions reasonably well for this specific cloud type, and the simulated FIE is consistent with the long-term observations at the examined locations. The FIE in CAM5 generally decreases with LWC at coastal ARM sites, and is larger by using cloud condensation nuclei rather than aerosol accumulation mode number concentration as the choice of aerosol amount. However, it has no significant variations with location and has no systematic strong seasonal variations at examined ARM sites.

Zhao, Chuanfeng; Klein, Stephen A.; Xie, Shaocheng; Liu, Xiaohong; Boyle, James; Zhang, Yuying

2012-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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X:\ARM_19~1\PGS77-91.WPD  

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Comparison of Mean Properties of Simulated Comparison of Mean Properties of Simulated Convection in a Cloud-Resolving Model with Those Produced by Cumulus Parameterization J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado D. B. Parsons Atmospheric Technology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado Introduction An Intensive Observation Period (IOP) of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program took place at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site from June 16-26, 1993. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)/Penn State Mesoscale Model (MM5) has been used to simulate this period on a 60-km domain with 20- and 6.67-km nests centered on Lamont, Oklahoma. Simulations are being run with data assimilation by the

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM Publications Database  

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Sites: ARM Instruments: Data Products: AMF - Black Forest, Germany (FKB) AMF - Cape Cod, Massachusetts (PVC) AMF - Gan Island, Maldives (GAN) AMF - Ganges Valley, India (PGH)...

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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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ARM - Education Article  

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

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Validation of MODIS-Retrieved Cloud Fractions Using Whole Sky Imager Measurements at the Three ARM Sites  

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MODIS-Retrieved Cloud Fractions Using MODIS-Retrieved Cloud Fractions Using Whole Sky Imager Measurements at the Three ARM Sites Z. Li, M. C. Cribb, and F.-L. Chang Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland A. P. Trishchenko Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Introduction Given the importance of clouds in modulating the surface energy budget, it is critical to obtain accurate estimates of their fractional amount in the atmospheric column for use in modeling studies. Satellite remote sensing of cloud properties such as cloud amount has the advantage of providing global coverage on a regular basis. Ground-based surveys of cloud fraction offer a practical database for use in determining the accuracy of these remotely sensed estimates of cloud fraction on a regional scale.

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X:\\ARM_19~1\\P185-192.WPD  

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Micropulse lidar cloud base frequency. A One-Year Cloud Climatology Using Data from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Site Micropulse Lidar G. G. Mace and T. P. Ackerman Penn State...

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X:\\ARM_19~1\\P155-184.WPD  

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of the primary reasons that the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site is located in Lamont, Oklahoma, is because Lamont is at the approximate center of the NOM Wind Profiler...

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Evaluating cloud retrieval algorithms with the ARM BBHRP framework  

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Climate and weather prediction models require accurate calculations of vertical profiles of radiative heating. Although heating rate calculations cannot be directly validated due to the lack of corresponding observations, surface and top-of-atmosphere measurements can indirectly establish the quality of computed heating rates through validation of the calculated irradiances at the atmospheric boundaries. The ARM Broadband Heating Rate Profile (BBHRP) project, a collaboration of all the working groups in the program, was designed with these heating rate validations as a key objective. Given the large dependence of radiative heating rates on cloud properties, a critical component of BBHRP radiative closure analyses has been the evaluation of cloud microphysical retrieval algorithms. This evaluation is an important step in establishing the necessary confidence in the continuous profiles of computed radiative heating rates produced by BBHRP at the ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF) sites that are needed for modeling studies. This poster details the continued effort to evaluate cloud property retrieval algorithms within the BBHRP framework, a key focus of the project this year. A requirement for the computation of accurate heating rate profiles is a robust cloud microphysical product that captures the occurrence, height, and phase of clouds above each ACRF site. Various approaches to retrieve the microphysical properties of liquid, ice, and mixed-phase clouds have been processed in BBHRP for the ACRF Southern Great Plains (SGP) and the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites. These retrieval methods span a range of assumptions concerning the parameterization of cloud location, particle density, size, shape, and involve different measurement sources. We will present the radiative closure results from several different retrieval approaches for the SGP site, including those from Microbase, the current 'reference' retrieval approach in BBHRP. At the NSA, mixed-phase clouds and cloud with a low optical depth are prevalent; the radiative closure studies using Microbase demonstrated significant residuals. As an alternative to Microbase at NSA, the Shupe-Turner cloud property retrieval algorithm, aimed at improving the partitioning of cloud phase and incorporating more constrained, conditional microphysics retrievals, also has been evaluated using the BBHRP data set.

Mlawer,E.; Dunn,M.; Mlawer, E.; Shippert, T.; Troyan, D.; Johnson, K. L.; Miller, M. A.; Delamere, J.; Turner, D. D.; Jensen, M. P.; Flynn, C.; Shupe, M.; Comstock, J.; Long, C. N.; Clough, S. T.; Sivaraman, C.; Khaiyer, M.; Xie, S.; Rutan, D.; Minnis, P.

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Raman Lidar Characterization of the Vertical Variability of Aerosols and Raman Lidar Characterization of the Vertical Variability of Aerosols and Water Vapor Over the SGP Ferrare, R.A. (a), Turner, D.D. (b,g), Brasseur, L.H. (c), Tooman, T.P. (d), Dubovik, O. (e), Goldsmith, J.E.M. (d), Ogren, J.A. (f), and Feltz, W. (g), NASA Langley Research Center (a), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (b), Science Applications International Corporation/NASA/LaRC (c), Sandia National Laboratories (d), SSAI/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (e), NOAA Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (f), University of Wisconsin-Madison (g) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The automated Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Raman Lidar routinely measures profiles of water vapor mixing ratio,

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Evidence for Aerosol Effects on AERI Clear-Sky Radiance at the SGP Evidence for Aerosol Effects on AERI Clear-Sky Radiance at the SGP Ma, Y., and Ellingson, R.G., University of Maryland Ninth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) Line-by-Line Radiative Transfer Model (LBLRTM) Quality Measurement Experiment (QME) 10-micron window residuals have been examined relative to the Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) 0.87-micron optical depth for clear-sky periods during 1997-98. The analysis shows an increasing aerosol influence on the downwelling radiance with aerosol optical depth for columnar water totals below about 3 cm. Above 3 cm, the residuals become negatively correlated with both aerosol optical depth and precipitable water. This change in the characteristics suggests that the current LBLRTM

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Impact of Clouds on the Atmospheric Absorption of SW - Comparing Theory and Impact of Clouds on the Atmospheric Absorption of SW - Comparing Theory and Observation at SGP Rose, F.G. (a), Charlock, T.P. (b), and Rutan, D.A. (a), Analytical Services & Materials Inc. (a), NASA Langley Research Center (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting This group, and also Li and Trishchenko, have earlier determined the cloud forcing to the atmospheric absorption of SW by combining surface data at SGP with CERES at TOA. Detailed analysis of our results show a systematic trend in the difference of all-sky and clear-sky atmospheric absorption with cosSZA: All-sky absorbs significantly more than clear-sky as cosSZA increases. From radiative transfer theory, all-sky absorption of SW is expected to be greater (less) than clear sky absoption when clouds are low

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ARM - Instrument - co2flx  

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govInstrumentsco2flx govInstrumentsco2flx Documentation CO2FLX : Handbook CO2FLX : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports CO2FLX : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports 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 : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems (CO2FLX) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Carbon General Overview The Southern Great Plains (SGP) carbon dioxide flux (CO2 flux) measurement systems provide half-hour average fluxes of CO2, H2O (latent heat), and sensible heat. The fluxes are obtained by the eddy covariance technique, which computes the flux as the mean product of the vertical wind component with CO2 and H2O densities, or estimated virtual temperature. A three-dimensional sonic anemometer is used to obtain the orthogonal wind

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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 - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Comparison of Stratus Cloud Optical Depths Retrieved from Surface and GOES Comparison of Stratus Cloud Optical Depths Retrieved from Surface and GOES Measurements over the SGP ARM Central Facility Dong, X., and Smith, W.L. Jr., Analytical Services and Materials, Inc.; Minnis, P., NASA Langley Research Center Eighth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting For reliable application of satellite datasets in cloud process and single column models, it is important to have a reasonable estimate of the errors in the observed cloud properties. When properly used, ground-based instruments can provide a cloud truth dataset for estimating errors in the satellite products. Data taken during the spring 1994 ARM Intensive Observation Period (IOP), ARM Enhanced Shortwave Experiment (ARESE), and SUbsonic Aircraft Contrail and Cloud Effects Special Study (SUCCESS) are

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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An Overview of Water Vapor IOP (WVIOP) 2000 and ARM/FIRE Water Vapor An Overview of Water Vapor IOP (WVIOP) 2000 and ARM/FIRE Water Vapor EXperiment (AFWEX) Tobin, D., Revercomb, H., and Turner, D.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting WVIOP 2000 and AFWEX, two field experiments with focus on the accuracy of ARM water vapor measurements, have recently been conducted. WVIOP 2000, the third in a series of WVIOPs which have studied the accuracy of lower tropospheric water vapor measurements, ran from 18 September to 8 October 2000 and consisted of ground based operations primarily out of the SGP central facility. AFWEX was an interagency experiment with the primary goal of assessing the accuracy of upper level (~8-12 km) water vapor measurements. It was conducted from 27 November to 15 December 2000 and

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Diurnal Cycle of Cloud Microphysical Properties from GOES Over the ARM Diurnal Cycle of Cloud Microphysical Properties from GOES Over the ARM Southern Great Plains Minnis, P., and Young, D.F., National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Langley Research Center; Smith, W.L., Jr., and Heck, P.W., Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. Ninth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Cloud coverage, height and optical depth have been derived from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data taken over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's Southern Great Plains (SGP) domain since 1994. While these parameters provide a valuable basis for understanding the interaction of clouds with the radiation budget, they do not provide a complete characterization of the cloud field. Phase

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Development and application of new methods to retrieve vertical structure of precipitation above the ARM CART sites from MMCR measurementsÃ?  

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The main objective of this project was to develop, validate and apply remote sensing methods to retrieve vertical profiles of precipitation over the DOE ARM CART sites using currently available remote sensors. While the ARM Program invested very heavily into developments of remote sensing methods and instruments for water vapor and non-precipitating cloud parameter retrievals, precipitation retrievals and studies lagged behind. Precipitation, however, is a crucial part of the water cycle, and without detailed information on rainfall and snowfall, significant improvements in the atmospheric models of different scales (i.e., one of the ARM Program's main goals) is difficult to achieve. Characterization of the vertical atmospheric column above the CART sites is also incomplete without detailed precipitation information, so developments of remote sensing methods for retrievals of parameters in precipitating cloud condition was essential. Providing modelers with retrieval results was also one of the key objectives of this research project.

Dr. Sergey Matrosov

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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Evaluation of A New Mixed-Phase Cloud Microphysics Parameterization with the NCAR Climate Atmospheric Model (CAM3) and ARM Observations Fourth Quarter 2007 ARM Metric Report  

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Mixed-phase clouds are composed of a mixture of cloud droplets and ice crystals. The cloud microphysics in mixed-phase clouds can significantly impact cloud optical depth, cloud radiative forcing, and cloud coverage. However, the treatment of mixed-phase clouds in most current climate models is crude and the partitioning of condensed water into liquid droplets and ice crystals is prescribed as temperature dependent functions. In our previous 2007 ARM metric reports a new mixed-phase cloud microphysics parameterization (for ice nucleation and water vapor deposition) was documented and implemented in the NCAR Community Atmospheric Model Version 3 (CAM3). The new scheme was tested against the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mixed-phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE) observations using the single column modeling and short-range weather forecast approaches. In this report this new parameterization is further tested with CAM3 in its climate simulations. It is shown that the predicted ice water content from CAM3 with the new parameterization is in better agreement with the ARM measurements at the Southern Great Plain (SGP) site for the mixed-phase clouds.

X Liu; SJ Ghan; S Xie; J Boyle; SA Klein

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Comparison of the CALIPSO satellite and ground-based observations of cirrus clouds at the ARM TWP sites  

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Statistics of ice cloud macrophysical and optical properties from the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument on board the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite are compared with those from ground-based lidar observations over a 31 month period. Ground-based lidar observations are taken from the micropulse lidars (MPL) at the three Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) tropical western pacific (TWP) sites: Manus, Nauru and Darwin. CALIPSO observations show a larger cloud fraction at high altitudes while the ground-based MPLs show a larger cloud fraction at low altitudes. The difference in mean ice cloud top and base heights at the Manus and Nauru sites are all within 0.51 km, although differences are statistically significant. Mean ice cloud geometrical thickness agree to within 0.05 km at the Manus and Nauru sites. Larger differences exist at Darwin due to excessive degradation of the MPL output power during our sampling period. Both sets of observations show thicker clouds during the nighttime which may be real but could also be partially an artifact of the decreased signal-to-noise ratio during the daytime. The number of ice cloud layers per profile are also shown to be consistent after accounting for the difference in spatial resolution. For cloud optical depths, four different retrieval methods are compared, two for each set of observations. All products show that the majority of ice cloud optical depths ({approx}60%) fall below an optical depth of 0.2. For most comparisons all four retrievals agree to within the uncertainty intervals. We find that both CALIPSO retrievals agree best to ground-based optical depths when the lidar ratio in the latter is retrieved instead of set to a fixed value. Also thoroughly compared is the cloud properties for the subset of ice clouds which reside in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL).

Thorsen, Tyler J.; Fu, Q.; Comstock, Jennifer M.

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Measurements at the DOE ARM NSA Site Dong, X. and Mace, G.G., University of Utah Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The Arctic plays...

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Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting With the complement of active and passive remote sensors at the four sites, the ARM program has generated (and continues to...

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Testing and Deployment  

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Testing and Deployment of an Infrared Thermometer Network at the ARM Testing and Deployment of an Infrared Thermometer Network at the ARM Southern Great Plains Climate Research Facility Morris, Victor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Long, Chuck Pacific Northwest National Laboratory To increase our ability to calculate heating rate profiles to study the variability across the Global Climate Model scale area and for inferring information about distribution and character of cloudiness across the Southern Great Plains (SGP) domain, downwelling Infrared Thermometers (IRT) will be installed at the SGP Extended Facilities (EF). Initially, IRTs will be installed at five of the twenty-one EFs and one at the Central Facility (CF). The sky brightness temperature measurements will be sampled at a rate of 5 Hz to capture the inherent variability under cloudy and partly cloudy

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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 - 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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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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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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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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ARM - Program Documents  

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Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE): Cloud and Rain Characteristics in the Australian Monsoon (PDF, 1.2MB) DOEERARM-0401 2004 SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign...

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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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ARM - Instrument - twr  

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are listed in section 7, Instrument Details, although only the TemperatureRelative HumidityVapor Pressure (TRHVP) measurements made on the SGP CF tower are described in...

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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,

348

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's Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) Data  

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The atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer (AERI) measures the absolute infrared spectral radiance (watts per square meter per steradian per wavenumber) of the sky directly above the instrument. The spectral measurement range of the instrument is 3300 to 520 wavenumbers (cm-1) or 3-19.2 microns for the normal-range instruments and 3300 to 400 cm-1 or 3-25 microns for the extended-range polar instruments. Spectral resolution is 1.0 cm-1. Instrument field-of-view is 1.3 degrees. A calibrated sky radiance spectrum is produced every 8 minutes in normal mode and every minute in rapid sampling mode. The actual sample scan time is 20-30 sec in rapid sampling mode with periodic gaps when the instrument is looking at the blackbodies. Rapid sampling will become available in all AERIs. Rapid sampling time will eventually be reduced to data every 20 seconds. The AERI data can be used for (1) evaluating line-by-line radiative transport codes, (2) detecting/quantifying cloud effects on ground-based measurements of infrared spectral radiance (and hence is valuable for cloud property retrievals), and (3) calculating vertical atmospheric profiles of temperature and water vapor and the detection of trace gases.[Copied from http://www.arm.gov/instruments/aeri]

The ARM Archive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory holds data collected from the AERI for three of the permanent ARM sites, North Slope Alaska (NSA), Southern Great Plains (SGP), and the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP), as well as from mobile facilities used during specific field campaigns. AERI data has been collected since 1995.

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Review of science issues, deployment strategy, and status for the ARM north slope of Alaska-Adjacent Arctic Ocean climate research site  

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Recent climate modeling results point to the Arctic as a region that is particularly sensitive to global climate change. The Arctic warming predicted by the models to result from the expected doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide is two to three times the predicted mean global warming, and considerably greater than the warming predicted for the Antarctic. The North Slope of Alaska-Adjacent Arctic Ocean (NSA-AAO) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) site of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is designed to collect data on temperature-ice-albedo and water vapor-cloud-radiation feedbacks, which are believed to be important to the predicted enhanced warming in the Arctic. The most important scientific issues of Arctic, as well as global, significance to be addressed at the NSA-AAO CART site are discussed, and a brief overview of the current approach toward, and status of, site development is provided. ARM radiometric and remote sensing instrumentation is already deployed and taking data in the perennial Arctic ice pack as part of the SHEBA (Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic ocean) experiment. In parallel with ARM`s participation in SHEBA, the NSA-AAO facility near Barrow was formally dedicated on 1 July 1997 and began routine data collection early in 1998. This schedule permits the US Department of Energy`s ARM Program, NASA`s Arctic Cloud program, and the SHEBA program (funded primarily by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research) to be mutually supportive. In addition, location of the NSA-AAO Barrow facility on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration land immediately adjacent to its Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory Barrow Observatory includes NOAA in this major interagency Arctic collaboration.

Stamnes, K. [Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States). Geophysical Inst.; Ellingson, R.G. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Meteorology; Curry, J.A. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Aerospace and Engineering Sciences; Walsh, J.E. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences; Zak, B.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Campaign Instrument - aerosmassspec  

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govInstrumentsaerosmassspec govInstrumentsaerosmassspec Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign Instrument : Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AEROSMASSSPEC) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Atmospheric Carbon, Airborne Observations Campaigns 2006 MAX-Mex-Megacity Aerosol eXperiment - Mexico City [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 2006.03.03 - 2006.03.28 2007 Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Process Study (CHAPS) [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 2007.06.04 - 2007.06.25 2008 VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmos-Land Study (VOCALS) [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 2008.10.14 - 2008.11.13 Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) [ Download Data ]

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Water Vapor Intensive Operating Periods: General Results, Status and Plans Water Vapor Intensive Operating Periods: General Results, Status and Plans Revercomb, H.E., Tobin, D.C., Knuteson, R.O., and Feltz, W.F., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Turner, D.D., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Ninth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Accurate measurements of atmospheric water vapor are very important for climate research and monitoring. Unexpectedly large uncertainties of sonde water vapor observations implied by Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's radiation measurements led to special Water Vapor Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs) conducted in 1996 and 1997 at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) central facility. The goal was to use the complement of ARM advanced instrumentation to better quantify the problem and to find ways of

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Evaluation of Terra MODIS Aerosol and Water Vapor Measurements Using ARM Evaluation of Terra MODIS Aerosol and Water Vapor Measurements Using ARM SGP Data Ferrare, R.A. (a), Brasseur, L.H. (b), Turner, D.D. (c,d), Tooman, T.P. (e), Remer, L. (f), and Gao, B-C. (g), NASA Langley Research Center (a), Science Applications International Corporation/NASA/LaRC (b), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (c), University of Wisconsin-Madison (d), Sandia National Laboratories (e), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (f), Naval Research Laboratory (g) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting NASA's Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on the Earth Observing System (EOS) Terra satellite platform has been measuring aerosol and water vapor parameters since February 2000. The MODIS aerosol

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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FacilityInstruments FacilityInstruments 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 AAF Baseline Instruments The following instruments represent available capabilities. The needs of each field campaign will be assessed and additional instruments may be added upon request. For a list of past campaign instruments and their data, see the Airborne Observations instruments. Examples of cabin configurations for the G-1 from past and upcoming campaigns are also available. Payload Example from 2010 Payload Example from 2010

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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FacilitiesAMF Deployment, Ganges Valley, FacilitiesAMF Deployment, Ganges Valley, IndiaInstruments Ganges Valley Deployment AMF Home Ganges Valley Home Data Plots and Baseline Instruments Campaign Images WRF Model Simulations for GVAX Experiment Planning GVAX Full Proposal Abstract and Related Campaigns Science Plan Outreach GVAX Backgrounder (PDF, 1.4MB) News Education Flyer (PDF, 2.1MB) AMF Poster, 2011 Images Contacts V. Rao Kotamarthi Instruments : Ganges Valley, India [ Single installation ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] CCN Cloud Condensation Nuclei Particle Counter Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] CLAP Continuous Light Absorption Photometer Aerosols Browse Data

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes National Seashore, CaliforniaInstruments Point Reyes Deployment AMF Home Point Reyes Home Data Plots and Baseline Instruments Experiment Planning MASRAD Proposal Abstract and Related Campaigns Outreach Posters Climate Research at Point Reyes National Seashore (horizontal) Climate Research at Point Reyes National Seashore (vertical) News Campaign Images Instruments : Point Reyes CA, USA [ Single installation ] AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Radiometric Browse Plots Browse Data [ Single installation ] AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] CCN Cloud Condensation Nuclei Particle Counter Aerosols Browse Data [ Single installation ] ECOR Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System Surface/Subsurface Properties Browse Plots

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ARM - TWP Manus Site  

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personnel at TWPO, provide a 24-hour support for daily operations and instrument troubleshooting. Momote Airport from the air. Momote Airport from the air. Instruments Current...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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2014 Oliktok Point, Alaska, 2013 Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012 Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2012 Gan Island, Maldives, 2011 Ganges Valley, India, 2011 Steamboat...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Manacapuru, Brazil Instruments Manacapuru Deployment AMF Home Manacapuru Home GOAMAZON Home Experiment Planning Abstract and Related Campaigns Science Plan (PDF, 1.4MB) Deployment...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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FacilitiesAMF Deployment, Black Forest, GermanyInstruments Black Forest Deployment AMF Home Black Forest Home Data Plots and Baseline Instruments CERA COPS Data University of...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Proposal Abstract and Related Campaigns Science Questions Science Plan (PDF, 4.4M) Rob Wood Website Outreach Backgrounders English Version (PDF, 363K) Portuguese Version (PDF,...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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: Eastern North Atlantic Single installation AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Single installation ASSIST Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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: Steamboat Springs CO, USA Single installation AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Data Single installation AOSMET Meteorological Measurements associated...

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ARM - Site Instruments  

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Investigation of Clouds) - AMF2 Single installation AOS Aerosol Observing System Aerosols Browse Data Single installation AOSMET Meteorological Measurements associated...

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ARM - Field Campaign - PGS Validatation  

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govCampaignsPGS Validatation govCampaignsPGS Validatation Related Campaigns Precision Gas Sampling (PGS) Validation Field Campaign 2008.01.01, Fischer, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : PGS Validatation 2009.03.01 - 2010.02.28 Lead Scientist : Marc Fischer For data sets, see below. Description The focus of this project was the prediction of landscape-scale fluxes of CO2, water, and sensible heat that drive variations in carbon cycle and regional climate (e.g., cloud formation and precipitation). Variation in these fluxes, caused by land use, management, and changing climate, requires models that are parameterized and tested against measurements made in multiple land cover types and over seasonal to inter-annual time scales.

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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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3, 2010 Data Announcements Long-Term, Large-Scale Ensemble Forcing Data Set for Darwin Available A new data set is now available for the ARM Tropical Western Pacific site in...

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ARM - Events Article  

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Widener, N Bharadwaj, MA Miller, H Verlinde, EP Luke, KL Johnson, I Jo, A Tatarevic, K Lamer A33Q-06. Scanning Cloud Radar Observations at the ARM Sites Wednesday, December 5,...

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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EVALUATING CLOUD RETRIEVAL ALGORITHMS WITH THE ARM BBHRP FRAMEWORK  

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of liquid, ice, and mixed-phase clouds have been processed in BBHRP for the ACRF Southern Great Plains (SGP, and phase of clouds above each ACRF site. Various approaches to retrieve the microphysical properties, including those from Microbase, the current `reference' retrieval approach in BBHRP. At the NSA, mixed-phase

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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Field Campaign - IR Cloud Camera Feasibility Study  

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govCampaignsIR Cloud Camera Feasibility Study govCampaignsIR Cloud Camera Feasibility Study Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : IR Cloud Camera Feasibility Study 2010.12.06 - 2010.12.13 Lead Scientist : Kyle Leesman For data sets, see below. Description During December 2010, a prototype LWIR cloud camera system was deployed at the Southern Great Plains Guest Instrument Facility (SGP-GIF). The system consisted of a microbolometer camera (~7-15 ìm) to capture sky imagery, a blackbody calibration source, and a GPS receiver used to estimate atmospheric column water vapor and constrain atmospheric compensation. The camera system collected calibrated sky radiance images co-incident with the SGP Central Facility with the goal of quantitatively assessing its ability

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ARM - Field Campaign - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment  

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Experiment Experiment (MC3E): Multi-Frequency Profilers Related Campaigns Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) 2011.04.22, Jensen, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E): Multi-Frequency Profilers 2011.04.22 - 2011.06.06 Lead Scientist : Christopher Williams For data sets, see below. Description The scientific focus was to study the vertical structure of precipitation in a vertical column over the SGP Central Facility. These multi-frequency profiler observations enabled directly measuring the vertical air motion and retrieving the raindrop size distributions from near the surface to just under the freezing level. These profilers were deployed during MC3E

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ARM08_khaiyer_final.ppt  

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Improvement of Broadband Shortwave and Longwave Fluxes over ARM Domains Improvement of Broadband Shortwave and Longwave Fluxes over ARM Domains M. M. Khaiyer, M.L. Nordeen, R. Palikonda, Y. Yi Science Systems and Applications Inc, Hampton, VA D. R. Doelling, P. Minnis NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 1.Introduction * As part of a cloud and radiation product dataset, the NASA Langley Cloud Group provides broadband (BB) shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) fluxes derived from geostationary operational environmental satellite (GOES) narrowband (NB) radiances - Available from May 1998 to August 2005 * Narrow-to-broadband (NB-BB) conversion technique based on regressing coincident co-located 1° averaged CERES BB and GOES NB fluxes. Regression coefficients unique for each domain (SGP, MASRAD, etc). Currently for GOES8 (Apr00-Mar03), there is only a single NB-BB fit

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Characterization and Calibration of the Commercial RSS Slated for Permanent Characterization and Calibration of the Commercial RSS Slated for Permanent Deployment at SGP Kiedron, P., Berndt, J., Yager, E., Harrison, L., and Michalsky, J., Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, SUNY at Albany, New York Twelfth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The ARM program purchased a rotating shadowband spectroradiometer (RSS) that was manufactured by Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc. At ASRC the instrument went through initial acceptance tests and after corrections and modifications made by the manufacturer the instrument was characterized. The angular response, linearity, wavelength registration, out-of-band rejection, slit function, absolute spectral response and noise were measured. The purpose of instrument characterization is to provide the

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Improved Surface Emissivities Derived from Multispectral Satellite Data Improved Surface Emissivities Derived from Multispectral Satellite Data Over the ARM SGP Smith, W.L., Jr., Minnis, P., and Young, D.F., NASA Langley Research Center Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting Surface emissivity is an important parameter for many remote sensing applications but is difficult to determine because it requires an accurate specification of the surface skin temperature. Because of this, laboratory estimates of the emissivity of pure surfaces are often relied on which generally do not adequately simulate the Earth's natural surfaces as seen from a satellite imager in space. A technique has been developed to derive surface emissivity from clear-sky, multispectral satellite data for three infrared channels (3.9 or 3.7, 10.8 and 12.0 um) common to many of today's

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Mapping of Surface Reflectance over the Southern Great Plains Region from Mapping of Surface Reflectance over the Southern Great Plains Region from Multiple Satellites Trishchenko, A.P.(a), Li, Z. (a,b), and Park, W. (a), Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, Canada (a), Now at ESSIC, Department of Meteorology, College Park (b) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The ground-based ARM observations are limited to a handful of locations sparsely distributed in the South Great Plains (SGP). Mapping of surface narrow and broadband albedos are necessary for modeling and remote sensing studies to better describe the spatial variability of surface boundary conditions. In this study, we present surface narrowband and broadband reflectance, as well as the normalized difference vegetation index over the

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Meeting Meeting 2003 Proceedings Proceedings Sorted by Title Proceedings Sorted by Author Science Team Meeting Proceedings Cover image Proceedings of the Thirteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting ARM-CONF-2003, April 2003 Broomsfield, Colorado For proper viewing, extended abstracts should be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the latest version from the Adobe Reader website. View session papers by Author or Title. * Poster abstract only; an extended abstract was not provided by the author(s). 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 Abdou, W.A. Intercomparison of MISR Aerosol Retrievals with Sunphotometer and MODIS Results* Ackerman, T.P. Comparison of Observed and Modelled Liquid Water Path for Stratus and Stratocumulus Clouds at the SGP*

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5 Science Team Meeting 5 Science Team Meeting 1995 Proceedings Proceedings Sorted by Title Proceedings Sorted by Author Science Team Meeting Proceedings Proceedings of the Fifth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting ARM-CONF-1995, March 1995 San Diego, California For proper viewing, many of these proceedings should be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the latest version from the Adobe Reader website. View session papers by Author or Title. * Poster abstract only; an extended abstract was not provided by the author(s). 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 Ackerman, T.P. A Boundary-Layer Cloud Study Using Southern Great Plains Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Data A Comparison of Radiometric Fluxes Influenced by Parameterized Cirrus Clouds with Observed Fluxes at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud

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Verification of Patch- and Regional-Scale Energy Balance Estimates Derived from Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing during SGP97  

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The 1997 Southern Great Plains Hydrology Experiment (SGP97) was designed and conducted to extend surface soil moisture retrieval algorithms based on passive microwave observations to coarser resolutions, larger regions with more diverse ...

William P. Kustas; Thomas J. Jackson; Andrew N. French; J. Ian MacPherson

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM Science Plan  

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ER-ARM-0402 ER-ARM-0402 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Science Plan Current Status and Future Directions of the ARM Science Program Thomas P. Ackerman, Lead Author Anthony D. Del Genio Gregory M. McFarquhar Robert G. Ellingson Peter J. Lamb Richard A. Ferrare Charles N. Long Steve A. Klein Johannes Verlinde October 2004 United States Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research Executive Summary The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has matured into one of the key programs in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The ARM Program has achieved considerable scientific success in a broad range of activities, including site and instrument development, atmospheric radiative

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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

388

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

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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Water vapor from sunradiometry in comparison wit microwave and balloon-sonde measurements at the Southern Great Plains ARM site  

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Water vapor plays an important role in weather in climate; it is the most important greenhouse gas and the most variable in space and time. The DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program is studying the column abundance and distribution of water vapor with altitude. Although the Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) is mainly for measurements of spectral short-wave radiation and spectral extinction by aerosol, it can also measure total column water vapor. This paper reports a preliminary investigation of MFRSR`s capabilities for total column water vapor under cloudless conditions.

Michalsky, J.J.; Harrison, L.C. [State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (United States); Liljegren, J.C. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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 - 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 - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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ARM - Instrument - ncepgfs  

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govInstrumentsncepgfs govInstrumentsncepgfs Documentation NCEPGFS : 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 : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System (NCEPGFS) Instrument Categories Derived Quantities and Models General Overview Since 2001, NCEP NWP forecasts (global spectral model) have been processed by Hualu Pan at NCEP/EMC and archived by Stephen Krueger at University of Utah to produce station-like column outputs at locations corresponding to the ARM and other field campaign sites. All data from Jan 2001 up to now have been re-processed by Fanglin Yang for easy access, for comparison with ARM observations, and for driving single column models and cloud resolving

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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ARM - Journal Articles 2003  

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3 3 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 Journal Search [ Advanced Search ] Publication Years 2013 149 2012 163 2011 185 2010 197 2009 213 2008 174 2007 150 2006 213 2005 139 2004 141 2003 187 2002 205 2001 207 2000 232 1999 136 1998 172 1997 103 1996 84 1995 124 1994 65 1993 51 1992 47 1991 25 1990 12 1986 1 Journal Articles : 2003 Author Article Title Journal Funded By Dong Arctic stratus cloud properties and radiative forcing at the ARM NSA site (Citation) J. Climate ARM Zurovac-Jevtic Development and test of a cirrus parameterization scheme using NCAR CCM3 (Citation) Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences ARM

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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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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

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Cloud Radiative Forcing  

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Cloud Radiative Forcing at the ARM Climate Research Facility: Part 2. The Cloud Radiative Forcing at the ARM Climate Research Facility: Part 2. The Vertical Redistribution of Radiant Energy by Clouds. Mace, Gerald University of Utah Benson, Sally University of Utah Kato, Seiji Hampton University/NASA Langley Research Center Documentation with data of the effects of clouds on the radiant energy balance of the surface and atmosphere represent a critical shortcoming in the set of observations that are needed to ascertain the validity of model simulations of the earth's climate. While clouds are known to cool the climate system from TOA radiation budget studies, the redistribution of energy between the surface and atmosphere and within the atmosphere by clouds has not been examined in detail. Using data collected at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP)

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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 - Field Campaign - Precision Gas Sampling (PGS) Validation Field  

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govCampaignsPrecision Gas Sampling (PGS) Validation Field Campaign govCampaignsPrecision Gas Sampling (PGS) Validation Field Campaign Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Precision Gas Sampling (PGS) Validation Field Campaign 2003.04.02 - 2003.09.02 Lead Scientist : Marc Fischer For data sets, see below. Description Ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water, and energy varies with climate, soil, and land management, in ways 1) that influence the CO2 flux and planetary boundary layer CO2 concentration in ARM CART and 2) that we can model and predict. This activity repeated portable flux system measurements that we performed in spring 2002, by continuing measurements of the spatial heterogeneity of carbon, water, and energy fluxes in fields surrounding the ARM SGP Central Facility (CF).

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) sites. The AERI plus retrievals from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site will show improvement in the...

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Temporal Variability of Fair-Weather Cumulus Statistics at the ACRF SGP Site  

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Continental fair-weather cumuli exhibit significant diurnal, day-to-day, and year-to-year variability. This study describes the climatology of cloud macroscale properties, over the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (...

Larry K. Berg; Evgueni I. Kassianov

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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Using a Neural Network to Determine the Hatch Status of the AERI at the ARM North Slope of Alaska Site  

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The fore-optics of the Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) are protected by an automated hatch to prevent precipitation from fouling the instrument's scene mirror (Knuteson et al. 2004). Limit switches connected with the hatch controller provide a signal of the hatch state: open, closed, undetermined (typically associated with the hatch being between fully open or fully closed during the instrument's sky view period), or an error condition. The instrument then records the state of the hatch with the radiance data so that samples taken when the hatch is not open can be removed from any subsequent analysis. However, the hatch controller suffered a multi-year failure for the AERI located at the ARM North Slope of Alaska (NSA) Central Facility in Barrow, Alaska, from July 2006-February 2008. The failure resulted in misreporting the state of the hatch in the 'hatchOpen' field within the AERI data files. With this error there is no simple solution to translate what was reported back to the correct hatch status, thereby making it difficult for an analysis to determine when the AERI was actually viewing the sky. As only the data collected when the hatch is fully open are scientifically useful, an algorithm was developed to determine whether the hatch was open or closed based on spectral radiance data from the AERI. Determining if the hatch is open or closed in a scene with low clouds is non-trivial, as low opaque clouds may look very similar spectrally as the closed hatch. This algorithm used a backpropagation neural network; these types of neural networks have been used with increasing frequency in atmospheric science applications.

Zwink, AB; Turner, DD

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Passive Remote Sensing of Aerosol Properties from Aircraft Measurements Passive Remote Sensing of Aerosol Properties from Aircraft Measurements Over the SGP Cairns, B. (a), Lacis, A.A. (b), Carlson, B.E. (b), Alexandrov, A. (a), and Barnard, J.C. (c), Columbia University (a), NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (b), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (c) Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting The principal difficulties in retrieving aerosol loadings and microphysical properties using passive remote sensing measurements over land surfaces are the significant spectral and spatial variations in the observed intensities that are caused by the land surface. The may also be of use in remote sensing of the surface, being indicative of its roughness, or in the case of vegetation its leaf inclination distribution. It is believed that the

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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 TR-008  

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09 09 Continuous Profiles of Cloud Microphysical Properties for the Fixed Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Sites June 2006 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research June 2006, ARM-0609 Contents 1 Background ............................................................................................................................... 1 2 Scientific Relevance.................................................................................................................. 1 3 Results....................................................................................................................................... 1 4 Contacts.....................................................................................................................................

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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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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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 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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Techniques and Methods Used to Determine the Best Estimate of Radiation Fluxes at SGP Central Facility  

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Techniques and Methods Used to Determine the Techniques and Methods Used to Determine the Best Estimate of Radiation Fluxes at SGP Central Facility Y. Shi and C. N. Long Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Algorithm and Methodology The Best Estimate Flux value-added product (VAP) processes data started on March 22, 1997, when data from the three central facility (CF) radiometer systems, Solar Infrared Station (SIRS) E13, C1, and baseline surface radiation network (BSRN) (sgpsirs1duttE13.c1, sgpsirs1duttC1.c1, and sgpbsrn1duttC1.c1), were all available. In 2001, the diffuse shortwave (SW) instruments were switched to shaded black and white instruments, and the name BSRN was switched to broadband radiometer station (BRS). Before that time, this VAP uses corrected diffuse SW from the DiffCorr1Dutt VAP as

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ARM - Data Announcements Article  

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New Evaluation Product Provides Thermodynamic Variables from Multiple New Evaluation Product Provides Thermodynamic Variables from Multiple Instruments Bookmark and Share INTERPSONDE output from the SGP Central Facility during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment from April 26, 2011. INTERPSONDE output from the SGP Central Facility during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment from April 26, 2011. The Interpolated Sonde (INTERPSONDE) value-added product (VAP) is an intermediate step of the MERGESONDE VAP that produces a daily file of atmospheric state variables (temperature, humidity, pressure, and winds) from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, and surface meteorological instruments. INTERPSONDE includes many of the same sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing schemes that are the hallmark

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ARM - Journal Articles 2013  

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govPublicationsJournal Articles 2013 govPublicationsJournal Articles 2013 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 Journal Search [ Advanced Search ] Publication Years 2013 149 2012 163 2011 185 2010 197 2009 213 2008 174 2007 150 2006 213 2005 139 2004 141 2003 187 2002 205 2001 207 2000 232 1999 136 1998 172 1997 103 1996 84 1995 124 1994 65 1993 51 1992 47 1991 25 1990 12 1986 1 Journal Articles : 2013 Author Article Title Journal Funded By Kafle Micropulse lidar-derived aerosol optical depth climatology at ARM sites worldwide (Citation) Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres ARM

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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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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 - Facility News 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 - Facility News Article  

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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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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 - Data Announcements Article  

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August 25, 2009 [Data Announcements] August 25, 2009 [Data Announcements] Shortwave Flux Analysis Extended to North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share This summer, the ARM Radiative Processes Working Group released an extension of the Shortwave Flux Analysis value-added product to include data from the ARM North Slope of Alaska locale. Originally released in 2004, the Shortwave Flux Analysis VAP was developed to infer clear-sky shortwave, shortwave cloud effects, and fractional sky cover from shortwave measurements at the ARM Southern Great Plains and Tropical Western Pacific sites. This VAP has been used to study the effects of clouds on the surface radiation budget and now, with the addition of data collected at the North Slope since 1999, can also benefit Arctic climate research efforts. The

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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 - 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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Collaboration with India Instrumented sites will gather data to study impact of aerosols on cloud formation and precipitation For Immediate Release: June 10, 2011 ARM Mobile...

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ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article  

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that monitor various elements of the climate, such as clouds, aerosols, precipitation, solar and thermal energy, and basic weather components. The new ARM research site at...

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Systems Laboratory is operating a network of GPS receivers located at each of their wind profiler sites. The University of Oklahoma, in cooperation with the ARM program,...

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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 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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delamere_swqme_arm08_poster.ppt  

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Shortwave Spectral Radiative Closure Studies Shortwave Spectral Radiative Closure Studies at the ARM Southern Great Plains Climate Research Facility Step 2: Input these properties to the line-by-line radiative transfer model LBLRTM/CHARTS with the HITRAN 2004 line parameter database, including updates through 2007, and MT_CKD continuum model. Compute transmittance, radiance/irradiance. Step 3: Determine best estimate of radiative properties from available radiometric measurements. Step 5: Diagnose cause of measurement/model discrepancies. Improve Steps 1 through4. Step 1: Determine best estimate of atmospheric and surface properties at the SGP ACRF. To do this, use ARM's sophisticated aerosol and cloud remote sensing instrumentation, daily radiosonde launches, and surface microwave radiometers.

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ARM - Field Campaign - Summer Single Column Model IOP  

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govCampaignsSummer Single Column Model IOP govCampaignsSummer Single Column Model IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Summer Single Column Model IOP 1997.06.18 - 1997.07.18 Lead Scientist : David Randall Data Availability Actual data files for a number of past SCM IOPs are available from the ARM Archive IOP Server Cloud and Radiation Products Derived from Satellite Data Colorado State's Single Column Modeling Home Page For data sets, see below. Summary During the IOP, 1180 sondes were launched, with 4 missing data due to weather related problems and 24 terminating before 10,000 m (10 km). Description The Summer 1997 SCM IOP was scheduled with the SGP97 Campaign. With additional NASA funding, the IOP was extended so that the total IOP covered

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The Effect of Precipitation on Variability of Low Stratiform...  

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Low Stratiform Clouds Over ARM SGP Site Z. N. Kogan, D. B. Mechem, and Y. L. Kogan Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Metorological Studies University of Oklahoma Norman,...

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ARM - Principal Investigator Data Products  

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govDataPI Data Products govDataPI Data Products Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send PI Data Products These data sets have been made available by ARM principal investigators (PI) or by others for use by the scientific community through the ARM Data Archive. These data are value-added products to particular ARM data sets or are derived research data of value to ARM science. To submit your own value-added data set, go to Data Product Registration and Submission. Using your Archive account, these data are freely available. First time users of the Archive will need to create a new account by completing a relatively short form asking for contact information-accounts are activated right away. Product Name Investigator Sites Start End

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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 - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Campaign Instrument - pdlidar  

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govInstrumentspdlidar govInstrumentspdlidar Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign Instrument : Polarization Diversity Lidar (PDLIDAR) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Cloud Properties, Atmospheric Profiling Campaigns CRYSTAL-FACE [ Download Data ] Off Site Campaign : various, including non-ARM sites, 2002.06.26 - 2002.08.01 M-PACE - Polarization Diversity Lidar (PDL) [ Download Data ] North Slope Alaska, 2004.09.01 - 2004.10.21 Remote Cloud Sensing (RCS) Field Evaluation [ Download Data ] Southern Great Plains, 1994.04.01 - 1994.05.31 Primary Measurements Taken The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers for the list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance

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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-95-002  

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5-002 5-002 Platforms for Ocean Measurements An ARM Notebook of Buoys, Vessels, and Rigs December 1993 COMMENT DRAFT Prepared by Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory CONTENTS 1 .0 2 .0 3 .0 Introduction 1 1 .1 1 .2 1 .3 Notebook Origin 1 Organization 1 How to Use this Notebook 1 ARM Ocean Site 3 2 .1 2 .2 Planned Sites 3 Measurement Strategies 3 Measurement and Instrument Requirements 5 3 .1 3 .2 3 .3 3 .4 3 .5 3 .6 3 .7 3 .8 3 .9 3 .10 3 .11 Introduction 5 Surface Meteorological Observations 5 Surface Fluxes 5 Vertical Profiling 5 Solar Irradiance 6 Integrated Liquid and Water Vapor 7 Broadband Solar and Infrared Radiation 8 Radiance Spectrum 10 Vertical Winds and Virtual Temperature and Profiles 11 Whole Sky Imaging 12 Cloud Base Height and Cloud Characteristics 13 4 .0 Platforms 15 4 .1 Vessels

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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ARM - Facility News Article  

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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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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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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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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 - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds - Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer(tomlinson-uhsas)  

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Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSASA) A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment. These files contain brightness temperatures observed at Purcell during MC3E. The measurements were made with a 5 channel (22.235, 23.035, 23.835, 26.235, 30.000GHz) microwave radiometer at one minute intervals. The results have been separated into daily files and the day of observations is indicated in the file name. All observations were zenith pointing. Included in the files are the time variables base_time and time_offset. These follow the ARM time conventions. Base_time is the number seconds since January 1, 1970 at 00:00:00 for the first data point of the file and time_offset is the offset in seconds from base_time.

Jason Tomlinson; Mike Jensen

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Microwave Radiometer Profiler (jensen-mwr)  

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A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment. These files contain brightness temperatures observed at Purcell during MC3E. The measurements were made with a 5 channel (22.235, 23.035, 23.835, 26.235, 30.000GHz) microwave radiometer at one minute intervals. The results have been separated into daily files and the day of observations is indicated in the file name. All observations were zenith pointing. Included in the files are the time variables base_time and time_offset. These follow the ARM time conventions. Base_time is the number seconds since January 1, 1970 at 00:00:00 for the first data point of the file and time_offset is the offset in seconds from base_time.

Mike Jensen

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds - Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer(tomlinson-uhsas)  

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Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSASA) A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and S05 Purcell, Oklahoma [34.985, -97.522]. Soundings from the SGP Central Facility during MC3E can be retrieved from the regular ARM archive. During routine MC3E operations 4 radiosondes were launched from each of these sites (approx. 0130, 0730, 1330 and 1930 UTC). On days that were forecast to be convective up to four additional launches were launched at each site (approx. 0430, 1030, 1630, 2230 UTC). There were a total of approximately 14 of these high frequency launch days over the course of the experiment. These files contain brightness temperatures observed at Purcell during MC3E. The measurements were made with a 5 channel (22.235, 23.035, 23.835, 26.235, 30.000GHz) microwave radiometer at one minute intervals. The results have been separated into daily files and the day of observations is indicated in the file name. All observations were zenith pointing. Included in the files are the time variables base_time and time_offset. These follow the ARM time conventions. Base_time is the number seconds since January 1, 1970 at 00:00:00 for the first data point of the file and time_offset is the offset in seconds from base_time.

Jason Tomlinson; Mike Jensen

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Microwave Radiometer Profiler (jensen-mwr)  

SciTech Connect

A major component of the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign was the deployment of an enhanced radiosonde array designed to capture the vertical profile of atmospheric state variables (pressure, temperature, humidity wind speed and wind direction) for the purpose of deriving the large-scale forcing for use in modeling studies. The radiosonde array included six sites (enhanced Central Facility [CF-1] plus five new sites) launching radiosondes at 3-6 hour sampling intervals. The network will cover an area of approximately (300)2 km2 with five outer sounding launch sites and one central launch location. The five outer sounding launch sites are: S01 Pratt, KS [ 37.7oN, 98.75oW]; S02 Chanute, KS [37.674, 95.488]; S03 Vici, Oklahoma [36.071, -99.204]; S04 Morris, Oklahoma [35.687, -95.856]; and