October 31, 2008 Facility News Breakthrough User Interface Delivers Statistical Views of Data Bookmark and Share With its "drill-down" preview feature, the Statistical Browser is...
May 15, 2008 [Facility News] National User Facility Organization Meets to Discuss Progress and Ideas Bookmark and Share In late April, the ARM Technical Director attended an annual meeting of the National User Facility Organization. Comprised of representatives from Department of Energy (DOE) national user facilities, the purpose of this group is to promote and encourage discussions among user facility administrators, their management, and their user organization representatives by communicating
31, 2004 [Facility News] ARM Climate Research Facility Achieves User Milestone Three Months Ahead of Schedule Bookmark and Share Summary of the ARM Climate Research Facility User Site Visits, Archive Accounts, and Research Computer Accounts for the Period of October 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004. Far exceeding the established milestone of 800 users in fiscal year 2004, at the end of June the ARM Climate Research Facility reported a cumulative total of 940 users for the year so far. The U.S. Department
News Articles FermiNews Fermilab's biweekly magazine (several stories) Beam Line: Special Neutrino Issue A special issue of SLAC's quarterly magazine. Earth & Sky "Catching Ghost...
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 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
5, 2009 [Facility News] Fast Physics Project to Join ARM User Community Bookmark and Share In November, ARM representatives participated in a kickoff meeting for the FASTER (FAst-physics System TEstbed and Research) project at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This project is funded by the DOE Earth System Modeling program and involves ten institutions led by BNL. Researchers involved in the FASTER project will assess and improve fast processes in climate models using a combination of single
26, 2010 [Facility News] User Facilities in Spotlight at Inaugural Office of Science Graduate Fellows Conference Bookmark and Share Office of Science director Dr. William Brinkman delivers his <em>Adventures in Science</em> address during the inaugural Graduate Fellows Conference. Photo courtesy Argonne National Laboratory. Office of Science director Dr. William Brinkman delivers his Adventures in Science address during the inaugural Graduate Fellows Conference. Photo courtesy
July 10, 2007 [Facility News] Jim Mather Selected as New ARM Technical Director Bookmark and Share Congratulations to Dr. Jim Mather, who will take the position of Technical Director of the ARM Climate Research Facility effective August 1, 2007. The Technical Director is responsible and accountable for the successful overall management of the user facility and works with the other ARM managers to this end. Jim's leadership will be critical for the successful development and evolution of the
March 20, 2014 [Facility News, Publications] 2013 ARM Annual Report Now Available Bookmark and Share The 2013 edition of the ARM Climate Research Facility Annual Report was published in February 2014. The first 25 pages include a short overview of the Facility, followed by featured field campaigns, user research results, and summaries of infrastructure achievements. The back portion of the report includes a summary of all 2013 field campaigns conducted throughout the ARM Facility and a
October 21, 2014 [Facility News] ARM Scientists Lead Radar Courses at ERAD2014 Bookmark and Share In September, radar engineers and science colleagues gathered in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for the 8th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. Leading ARM radar experts and data users shared their advances during two short-course workshops. A third short course was coordinated by Atmospheric System Research (ASR) colleagues on "Applications of Dual-Polarization Weather
6, 2015 [Facility News] Calling All Data Archive Users Bookmark and Share DataArchive You will need to update your ARM data profile as soon as possible as part of new government reporting requirements. Researchers access data collected through the routine operations and scientific field experiments of the ARM Facility through the ARM Data Archive. An updated registration form requests information about the scientific project for which you are using ARM data. This information is a new requirement
December 9, 2015 [Facility News] Joint Call for Research to Analyze Aerosol Samples Collected at ARM's Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share A pilot call for proposals is now open for research in focused topics in atmospheric aerosol science that takes advantage of both the analytical instrumentation and capabilities in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) User Facility and the infrastructure and observational capabilities of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)
May 22, 2016 [Facility News] Young ASR Researcher Receives White House Award Bookmark and Share Gijs de Boer commands an Arctic air force of unmanned miniature planes Making an appearance at the White House in early May was 36-year-old Gijs de Boer, who is both an Atmospheric System Research scientist and ARM Climate Research Facility user. He is a prolific researcher with the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and was
3, 2015 [Facility News] User Executive Committee Chairs Named Bookmark and Share uec-positions The first order of business at the January inaugural meeting of the newly established ARM User Executive Committee was to elect Dave Turner, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, as chair and Larry Berg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as co-chair. These are 2-year terms with co-chair succeeding to chair at the conclusion of the first term. In addition, Jackie Marshall was identified as the
23, 2007 [Facility News] BAMS Features Three ARM Research Papers in February Bookmark and Share Image of the February 2007 BAMS cover In a tropospheric trifecta, three ARM research papers were featured in the February 2007 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, or BAMS. Two of the articles-Turner et. al., and Comstock et. al.,-cover studies of retrieval algorithms used to characterize the microphysical properties of thin liquid water clouds and upper tropospheric ice
3, 2016 [Facility News] Nature Geoscience Article: Raindrops Disperse Climate-Critical Organic Particles Bookmark and Share ARM site plays a role in a novel finding on rain events and airborne carbonaceous particles Embedded in a 160-acre spread of remote farmland, the Southern Great Plains site played host to a scientific discovery that could alter the way scientists look at rain's effect on climate. Embedded in a 160-acre spread of remote farmland, the Southern Great Plains site played host to
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
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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. 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
August 16, 2008 [Facility News] 21st Century "Paper Boy" Begins Delivering ARM News Bookmark and Share A reorganized ARM News Center now offers RSS feeds-subscription services using free downloadable software. A reorganized ARM News Center now offers RSS feeds-subscription services using free downloadable software. Like a modern day paper boy, RSS (short for Really Simple Syndication) is a web-based subscription service that delivers Internet news right to your doorstep-or web browser,
, 2011 Facility News Snazzy New Spectroradiometers Sport Same Body, Different Mind Bookmark and Share Connor Flynn, a scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the...
30, 2009 Facility News ARM Aerial Facility Leads International Discussions on Aircraft Research Bookmark and Share Five research aircraft participated in the VAMOS...
March 15, 2005 Facility News Japanese Collaborators Take A Long Look at Lightning Bookmark and Share Mounted on tripods, numerous interferometer antennas are secured to the roof...
January 11, 2007 Facility News ARM Mobile Facility Moves to China in 2008 for Study of ... China generates exceptionally high amounts of aerosol particles whose influence on the ...
25, 2011 Education, Facility News Remote Schools Welcome Much-Needed Resources Bookmark and Share Students at the Children's Academy Centre in Lorengau gather as Jacklyn Soko,...
October 13, 2014 Education, Facility News ARM Educational Outreach Celebrates Earth Science Week 2014 Bookmark and Share This week, Professor Polar Bear and the Climate Kids are...
0, 2014 Education, Facility News ARM's Educational Outreach Recognized Bookmark and Share Resources selected by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) must...
14, 2012 Education, Facility News ARM Education Receives Seal of Approval Bookmark and Share Resources selected by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) must...
October 16, 2007 Facility News ARM Education and Outreach Program Awarded Funding by National Science Foundation Bookmark and Share Andrea Maestas, ARM Education and Outreach...
discuss the campaign and accomplishments to date. See the Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego news for the full announcement. See the complete presentation page for...
30, 2007 Facility News High-Speed Internet Deflects Information Overload Bookmark and Share Covering approximately 143,000 square kilometers in Oklahoma and Kansas, instruments...
20, 2008 Facility News ARM Scientists Lead International Radiation Symposium in Brazil Bookmark and Share The ARM Science Team showed up in force at the 2008 International...
13, 2014 Facility News Characterizing Ice Nuclei Over Southern Great Plains Bookmark and Share Placed on the upper platform of the SGP Guest Instrument Facility, this filter...
October 15, 2004 Facility News Data Quality Application Gives Data Browsers a New View Bookmark and Share Plot Browser, now available through the Data Quality Health and Status...
5, 2009 Facility News Turning a New Page with Facebook; Are You a Fan? Bookmark and Share Keep up with the ARM Climate Research Facilty via Facebook Keep up with the ARM Climate...
30, 2006 Facility News Precipitation Sensor on Duty at North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share The precipitation sensor was installed about 5 feet above the surface on the...
News Hellos and Goodbyes: IMB Organizational Changes Bookmark and Share Left to right: Doug Sisterson and Raymond McCord Left to right: Doug Sisterson and Raymond McCord...
August 19, 2015 Facility News New ASR Program Manager Selected Bookmark and Share Dr. Shaima Nasiri, ASR Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Dr. Shaima Nasiri, ASR Program...
2, 2014 Facility News First MAGIC Workshop Discusses Future of Marine Clouds Bookmark and Share MAGIC route with June-July-August average low-level cloud cover, GPCI transect,...
1, 2015 Facility News Submit Your AGU Presentation to ARM and ASR Bookmark and Share Submit your AGU presentations or posters by November 2 and we'll help get people to your...
15, 2009 Facility News Internet Upgrade Speeds Data Transfer from Tropics Bookmark and Share http:images.arm.govarmimagesMMCR0MMCR.mpgView this video to see how the...
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...
2, 2006 Facility News New NSA Site Manager Named; Science Liaison Joins the Team Bookmark and Share Dr. Mark Ivey to be NSA Site Manager beginning October 1. As of October 1, Dr. ...
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...
November 8, 2008 Facility News See ARM Data in a New Light Bookmark and Share Two new visualization tools are now available from the ARM Data Archive to help you plot and package...
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...
30, 2009 Facility News Smart Filter Clears the Way for Speedy Data Transfer Bookmark and Share These data plots illustrate the results of the smart filter in reducing the volume...
March 31, 2008 Facility News Interagency Land Use Agreement Signed for North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share As scientific neighbors on Alaska's North Slope, the ARM site at...
October 15, 2007 Facility News Kelle Smith Replaces Jan Gunter as ExtraView Administrator Bookmark and Share Kelle Smith assumed the duties of ExtraView administrator after Jan ...
8, 2010 Facility News TWP Site Scientist Selected for Journal's Editorial Board Bookmark and Share Dr. Long was recently selected as a member of the editorial board of The Open...
13, 2006 Facility News Dr. Steve Ghan Appointed to Journal of Geophysical Research Editorial Board Bookmark and Share Dr. Steve Ghan was recently appointed as an editor for the...
January 31, 2010 [Facility News] STORMVEX Science Team Confirms Site Plans; Outreach Begins at Weather Summit Bookmark and Share Dr. Ashley Williamson introduces the STORMVEX campaign to Weather Summit attendees. Dr. Ashley Williamson introduces the STORMVEX campaign to Weather Summit attendees. In late January, meteorologists from a dozen major news markets across the country gathered in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for an annual event called the "Weather Summit" where they received a
20, 2010 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Blogs from Steamboat Springs Bookmark and Share This month, team members for the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) are in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, preparing for the Storm Peak Lab Validation Experiment, or STORMVEX. Follow their progress on the AMF2 blog, as they install instrumentation at three sites on Mount Werner. This is the first topic for the ARM News Center blog, which was developed to share a variety of ARM stories and experiences. Be
September 15, 2009 [Facility News] Outreach Display Awarded for Communications Excellence Bookmark and Share The ARM display received the Gold Hermes Creative Award in 2009 for exemplifying communications excellence. The ARM display received the Gold Hermes Creative Award in 2009 for exemplifying communications excellence. As the ARM Climate Research Facility prepares to participate in the coming round of winter meetings, now is a good time to share news of the two industry awards its display
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
January 21, 2014 [Facility News] ARM Facility Embarks on Expansion in the United States Bookmark and Share A reconfiguration plan is being set in motion for the ARM Facility that will result in even better observations of atmospheric processes at the SGP site. A reconfiguration plan is being set in motion for the ARM Facility that will result in even better observations of atmospheric processes at the SGP site. Through 20 years of measurements at its observations sites around the world, the ARM
July 18, 2016 [Facility News] Next Round of Deadlines for Small Campaigns Coming Up Bookmark and Share The next deadline to propose for smaller field campaigns will be August 22. Small campaigns do not require a full deployment of ARM Facility equipment, like an ARM mobile or aerial facility. They require just an instrument or two, or are in conjunction with a larger facility operation. Costing less than $25,000, these campaigns give researchers access to ARM's equipment to perform focused,
30, 2007 [Facility News] Science Teams Gather to Plan Arctic Field Campaigns in Fiscal Year 2008 Bookmark and Share The primary measurement platform for both campaigns is a Convair-580, a large twin-engine turboprop. (NRC photo) With less than a year to prepare, scientists representing the ARM Program met in May in Ottawa, Canada, with colleagues from Environment Canada and the National Research Council of Canada to begin planning in earnest for two concurrent field campaigns taking place in
GEWEX Touts ARM Data Sets for Climate Assessment Activities Bookmark and Share ARM data sets are featured in the latest issue of GEWEX News. In the latest newsletter of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), the opening commentary features the use of data acquired from the ARM Climate Research Facility's Southern Great Plains site. The detailed data sets are described as a "benchmark against which [global climate model] GCM developers can compare their model codes for
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
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
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. 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
February 28, 2010 [Facility News] Footprint Adjustments Underway at Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share Upon completion of the SGP footprint reduction, extended facilities 9, 11, 12, 15 and 21 will remain intact, along with the Central Facility (C1) near Lamont. Instrumentation at the remaining sites will be consolidated into the new, smaller footprint. Facilities closed thus far are colored black. Upon completion of the SGP footprint reduction, extended facilities 9, 11, 12, 15 and 21
March 10, 2010 [Facility News] Atmospheric System Research Funding Opportunity Announced Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) research grants for the development of innovative laboratory and observational data analyses. The resulting knowledge from such analyses will be used to improve cloud and aerosol formulations in global climate models. If the application is successful,
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. 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
March 15, 2010 [Facility News] Closing in on Aircraft Campaign in California Bookmark and Share This preliminary flight plan illustrates an afternoon flight to sample aged air from the Bay Area and Sacramento. This preliminary flight plan illustrates an afternoon flight to sample aged air from the Bay Area and Sacramento. In preparation for the upcoming Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) in California, the ARM Aerial Facility is putting the finishing touches on research
26, 2010 [Facility News] ARM Science Board Welcomes New Members Bookmark and Share Several new members have joined the ARM Science Board. This eleven-member board is an independent body that reviews proposals for use of the ARM Climate Research Facility. The board is preparing to review the recently received proposals for the FY2012 campaigns and will be meeting in August. Thanks to the following outgoing Science Board members for their service. Dr. Dave Bader, Lawrence Livermore National
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. 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
April 30, 2010 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer (TDMA) Data Available at the ARM Data Archive Bookmark and Share Dry samples are collected by the aerosol stack and transferred inside the Aerosol Observation System structure to the TDMA where they are exposed to humidity for growth rate sampling. For more details on how the TDMA works, see this schematic. Dry samples are collected by the aerosol stack and transferred inside the Aerosol Observation System
31, 2010 [Facility News] Instruments on Mt. Pico to Supplement Measurements from Graciosa Island Bookmark and Share At an elevation of about 2225 meters-usually above the marine boundary layer-the Pico Observatory is able to measure properties in the atmosphere transported from North America and Europe. Located high on Mount Pico in the Azores, the University of the Azores, the University of Colorado, and Michigan Technological University operate an instrumented observation station, the Pico
May 31, 2010 [Facility News] Scientists Convene at SGP Site for Complex Convective Cloud Experiment Bookmark and Share The MC3E planning team poses for a group photo near the ARM millimeter wave cloud radar at the SGP Central Facility. Mike Jensen, principle investigator for the campaign, is second from left. Photo courtesy of Brad Orr. In early May, scientists involved in the Midlatitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E), a joint field program involving NASA Global Precipitation
10, 2010 [Facility News] Supporting Science at Summit Station, Greenland Bookmark and Share This month, an ARM micropulse lidar and ceilometer began collecting data from Summit Station in Greenland as part of the ICECAPS field campaign that runs through October 2014. Scientist Matthew Shupe joined colleagues on location to install the ICECAPS mobile laboratory, documenting their progress through his field blog. Great job, Matt! Visit the campaign website for more information
January 15, 2006 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Begins Year-Long Deployment in Africa Bookmark and Share Beginning on January 9, the ARM Mobile Facility began officially collecting atmospheric data from a location at the airport in Niamey, Niger, Africa. As part of the RADAGAST field campaign, the AMF will measure the effects of absorbing aerosols from desert dust in the dry season, and the effects of deep convective clouds and associated moisture loadings on the transmission of atmospheric
15, 2005 [Facility News] Upgrades to Darwin Radar Double Data Delivery Bookmark and Share The new processor for the MMCR at Darwin collects spectral data in four different modes, resulting in approximately 3.4 gigabytes of signal output per day. Virtually all cloud studies within the ARM Program involve the Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar (MMCR). This instrument is the only source for obtaining detailed information about cloud location and internal structure in the atmospheric columns above
November 15, 2005 [Facility News] More Server Power Improves Performance at the ARM Data Management Facility Bookmark and Share Recently, several new Sun servers joined the production system at the ARM Data Management Facility (DMF). These servers provide much needed cpu-the Central Processing Unit is the computing part of the computer known as the processor-power to handle the ever-increasing processing load. The DMF is responsible for collecting and processing hourly data from all three ARM
31, 2005 [Facility News] Ancillary Site to Provide Key Data from Africa Bookmark and Share In January 2006, the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) begins a year-long field campaign in Africa as part of a multi-year international experiment called the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA). The AMF will be placed at the airport in Niamey, Niger, well within view of the Global Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) geostationary satellite. Cloud and radiative property measurements collected by the AMF
, 2016 [Facility News] Research Balloon Lost in Alaska Bookmark and Share A tethered balloon used for atmospheric measurements was being prepared July 27 at Oliktok Point, Alaska, when an unexpected gust of wind lifted the balloon and severed its tether cord. The balloon rose and drifted north across the Beaufort Sea, dropping to the sea roughly 60 km north of Oliktok. The balloon, which carried Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility equipment worth approximately
8, 2016 [Facility News] Early Career Funding Opportunity Available Bookmark and Share earlycareerprogram A funding opportunity for early career researchers in universities and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories is available from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The Early Career Research Program, now in its eighth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research
August 15, 2008 [Facility News] New Ceilometer Evaluated at Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share Dan Nelson, SGP facilities manager, inspects the new ceilometer during its evaluation period on the platform of the SGP Guest Instrument Facility between June and July 2008. Dan Nelson, SGP facilities manager, inspects the new ceilometer during its evaluation period on the platform of the SGP Guest Instrument Facility between June and July 2008. To analyze cloud properties, ARM scientists
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. To provide more accurate ground-based measurements of water vapor in extremely arid environments, three types of 183.3-GHz radiometers
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. 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
30, 2005 [Facility News] Coastal Clouds Field Campaign Takes Off in July Bookmark and Share The 2-channel NFOV gets careful attention as it joins the suite of instruments collecting data for the ARM Mobile Facility field campaign at Point Reyes National Seashore. Since March 2005, the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) has been at Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California for the Marine Stratus Radiation, Aerosol, and Drizzle Intensive Operational Period. The goals of this 6-month field
October 6, 2010 [Facility News] Call for Abstracts for Aquatic Sciences Meeting in 2011 Bookmark and Share The next biennial American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences Meeting will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 13-18, 2011. The goal of this conference is to bring together aquatic scientists from around the world to meet the challenge of global climate change and explore the wide range of aquatic systems impacted by humans. Abstracts are due October 11,
15, 2004 [Facility News] Education and Outreach Program Visits Schools in the Tropics Bookmark and Share A native islander is interviewed in his natural setting at Manus Island as part of the TWP kiosk development effort. In September 2004, the ARM Climate Research Facility Education and Outreach (EO) staff spent 23 days at the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) locale to develop stronger working relationships with educators and administrators at each of the TWP sites-Manus Island, Nauru Island, and
December 4, 2010 [Facility News] Request for Proposals Now Open Bookmark and Share The ARM Climate Research Facility is now accepting applications for use of the ARM mobile facilities, aerial facility, and fixed sites. Proposals are welcome from all members of the scientific community for conducting field campaigns and scientific research using the ARM Facility. Facility availability is as follows: ARM Mobile Facility 2 (AMF2) available FY2013 ARM Mobile Facility 1 (AMF1) available March 2015
December 21, 2010 [Education, Facility News] NSF Student Travel Fellowship for DYNAMO Field Campaign Bookmark and Share As part of the DYNAMO (Dynamics of the MJO) field campaign, which includes the AMIE-Gan campaign, several student travel fellowships funded by the National Science Foundation are available for advanced graduate students and recently graduated postdoctoral associates, especially those from under-represented groups. DYNAMO is the US contribution to the international field program
January 13, 2011 [Facility News] ARM Scales Back in Atqasuk, Alaska Bookmark and Share Beginning operations in 1999, the ARM site in Aqasuk, Alaska, obtained more than a decade of data for climate research from its inland Arctic location. Beginning operations in 1999, the ARM site in Aqasuk, Alaska, obtained more than a decade of data for climate research from its inland Arctic location. Upon completing its primary science mission, the ARM North Slope of Alaska site in Atqasuk will cease
September 30, 2004 [Facility News] New Instrumentation on Proteus Aircraft Tested Bookmark and Share This fall, the ARM-Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Program-specifically, the Proteus aircraft-is participating in the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE) in Alaska. However, several of the aircraft's onboard instruments have been modified since its last deployment in November 2002. To verify instrument operation and calibration prior deployment as part of M-PACE, in late September 2004, ARM
January 11, 2011 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Completes Extended Campaign in the Azores; Next Stop-India Bookmark and Share The ARM Mobile Facility obtained data on Graciosa Island in the Azores from May 2009 through December 2010--its longest deployment to date. The ARM Mobile Facility obtained data on Graciosa Island in the Azores from May 2009 through December 2010--its longest deployment to date. December 31, 2010, marked the last official day of data collection for the Clouds,
15, 2004 [Facility News] New Narrow Field of View Radiometer Widens Range of Radiance Data Bookmark and Share Development of the new 2-channel NFOV (right) benefited greatly from a comparison with the original 1-channel version (left). Development of a new, two-channel narrow field of view (NFOV) radiometer for the ARM Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains site is nearly complete. The two-channel NFOV replaces a similar single-channel instrument that was destroyed by lightning in June
January 20, 2011 [Facility News] Fond Farewell to Bernie Zak Bookmark and Share A fond farewell to Bernie Zak, Senior Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, who retired on December 23, 2010. Bernie began his work with ARM in 1991 at the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) site in its early planning phases. As the site manager, he oversaw the development and operations of the site, was influential among climate scientists, and provided tours of the Barrow site to students as part of the
January 21, 2011 [Facility News] Call for Proposals: SERDP Bookmark and Share The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is currently accepting proposals for both Core and SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) FY 2012 solicitations. The Core Solicitation seeks proposals for basic and applied research and advanced technology development. Core projects vary in cost and duration. SEED proposals explore innovative approaches and require high technical risk or supporting data
August 15, 2004 [Facility News] SuomiNet-type Instruments Tested and Ready for Tropics Bookmark and Share The SuomiNet software integrates a network of global positioning systems to distribute spatially and temporally dense atmospheric data in real-time from broad and diverse regions. ARM Program scientists are concentrating on developing techniques for obtaining the best possible water vapor measurements under a wide range of conditions (clear/cloudy, day/night, etc.). In 2001, 15 SuomiNet
5, 2011 [Facility News] Team Continues Campaign Planning on Gan Island Bookmark and Share Mike Ritsche, technical operations manager for the AMF2, discusses instrumentation specifics with Gan airport and MMS officials. Mike Ritsche, technical operations manager for the AMF2, discusses instrumentation specifics with Gan airport and MMS officials. For its first international field campaign, the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) is scheduled to operate on Gan Island in the Indian Ocean for the ARM
8, 2011 [Facility News, Publications] Journal Special Issue Includes Mobile Facility Data from Germany Bookmark and Share The ARM Mobile Facility operated in Heselbach, Germany, as part of the COPS surface network. The ARM Mobile Facility operated in Heselbach, Germany, as part of the COPS surface network. In 2007, the ARM Mobile Facility participated in one of the most ambitious field studies ever conducted in Europe-the Convective and Orographically Induced Precipitation Study (COPS). Now, 21
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. 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
September 30, 2008 [Facility News] Education and Outreach Activities in the Tropics Get a Tune-up Bookmark and Share Leonard Jonli (right), Assistant Administrator for Education on Manus, discusses his perspective with (left to right) Ed Lorusso, ARM Education and Outreach Director; Hymson Waffi, local Officer in Charge for the ARM site on Manus; and Larry Jones, ARM Site Manager for the TWP. Leonard Jonli (right), Assistant Administrator for Education on Manus, discusses his perspective with
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
23, 2011 [Facility News, Publications] GOAmazon2014 Workshop Identifies Challenges, Opportunities Bookmark and Share In July, DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) held a 2-day workshop to identify key scientific challenges and opportunities associated with a major field campaign that will occur in 2014-Green Ocean Amazon 2014, or GOAmazon2014-taking place in Manaus, Brazil. During the campaign, several BER programs will deploy observational resources to obtain data for
October 27, 2011 [Facility News] North Slope Students Begin Science Field Trips Bookmark and Share Courtney Hammond, BASC outreach program, with students from Ipalook Elementary School during a field trip to the ARM site in Barrow, Alaska, in October 2011. Courtney Hammond, BASC outreach program, with students from Ipalook Elementary School during a field trip to the ARM site in Barrow, Alaska, in October 2011. In early October, operations staff at the ARM North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow
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
January 18, 2012 [Facility News] Wind Profiler Completes Offsite Campaign Bookmark and Share The radar wind profiler operates by sending pulses of energy into the sky and measuring the strength and frequency of returned energy. The radar wind profiler operates by sending pulses of energy into the sky and measuring the strength and frequency of returned energy. Between November 2010 and November 2011, a handful of meteorological instruments-including Doppler sodar, ultrasonic anemometers, and one
November 14, 2007 [Facility News] Field Campaigns Generate Interest from Aviation Aficionados in Oklahoma Bookmark and Share Dr. Pete Lamb On November 13, Dr. Pete Lamb attended a meeting of the Norman Chamber of Commerce to talk about the field campaigns that occurred at the ARM Southern Great Plains site in June 2007. Pete was invited to address the chamber's Aviation Committee, which was particularly intrigued by the use of nine airplanes operating simultaneously during the CLASIC and CHAPS
5, 2008 [Facility News] Talk About Climate Change: Radiometer Moves from Arctic to South America Bookmark and Share Dockside in Charleston, South Carolina, the newly installed GVRP on the research vessel Ronald H Brown readies for its month-long deployment in the Southeast Pacific. Dockside in Charleston, South Carolina, the newly installed GVRP on the research vessel Ronald H Brown readies for its month-long deployment in the Southeast Pacific. The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmospheric-Land Study, or
October 16, 2007 [Facility News] The Southern Great Plains Site Welcomes Keith Richardson Bookmark and Share Keith Richardson was hired as a Computer Network Manager at the SGP site. On October 1, Keith Richardson joined the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site as a Computer Network Manager. He came to us from a position with the State of Oklahoma, where he was a network and telecommunications manager. His background includes experience with UNIX and Windows system management, network management,
June 19, 2012 [Facility News] Storm Chasers Take a Break at the Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share Scientist Gunnar Senum (far left) from Brookhaven National Laboratory describes the aerosol observing system to a group of visiting meteorology students from Rutgers University. Scientist Gunnar Senum (far left) from Brookhaven National Laboratory describes the aerosol observing system to a group of visiting meteorology students from Rutgers University. Taking a break from storm chasing
4, 2012 [Facility News] New Organization to Optimize ARM Radar Data Bookmark and Share Every ARM fixed and mobile site now includes both scanning (left) and zenith-pointing (right) cloud radars. The fixed sites also include scanning precipitation radars. Every ARM fixed and mobile site now includes both scanning (left) and zenith-pointing (right) cloud radars. The fixed sites also include scanning precipitation radars. In the past few years, the ARM Facility added 19 new scanning cloud and
13, 2012 [Facility News] Another Kind of Rush in Alaska Bookmark and Share Summer time in Alaska this year brought a rush of visitors to the ARM Climate Research Facility Barrow site. North Slope of Alaska facility manager Mark Ivey hosted two prestigious groups of visitors: a Sandia National Laboratory leadership team in June and U.S. Department of Energy management from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) in August. In August, DOE management from the Office of Biological
8, 2012 [Data Announcements, Facility News] New Data from Greenland for Arctic Climate Research Bookmark and Share Instruments for ICECAPS operate on top and inside of the Mobile Science Facility at Summit Station in Greenland. Instruments for ICECAPS operate on top and inside of the Mobile Science Facility at Summit Station in Greenland. In 2010, researchers installed a powerful suite of climate and weather instruments at Greenland's frozen research outpost, Summit Station, for a long-term
17, 2013 [Facility News] Data Sharing for Climate Research with India Now Official Bookmark and Share Aerosol instruments operate at the IISc Challakere campus, located about 150 kilometers north of IISc headquarters in Bangalore, India. Aerosol instruments operate at the IISc Challakere campus, located about 150 kilometers north of IISc headquarters in Bangalore, India. A new cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) formalizes
November 8, 2008 [Facility News] New International Journal Available Bookmark and Share New scientific journal available (ISSN 1942-2466, DOI 10.3894). New scientific journal available (ISSN 1942-2466, DOI 10.3894). A new international, open-access, scientific journal, the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), is now accepting submissions for its inaugural 2008 volume. Reporting on all aspects of Earth system modeling, this journal showcases leading-edge research in atmospheric
May 15, 2008 [Facility News] North Slope of Alaska Site Hosts Guest Instruments for Arctic Aerosol Study Bookmark and Share In addition to airborne measurements obtained at the North Slope of Alaska for the Indirect and Semi-direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) in April, the ARM site in Barrow also hosted several guest instruments throughout the campaign. Measurements from these additional instruments will provide important supplementary data to the continuous data collected at Barrow for
November 26, 2008 [Facility News] Tomlinson to Lead National Research Aircraft Committee Bookmark and Share Jason Tomlinson Jason Tomlinson In October, Jason Tomlinson, operations lead for the ARM Aerial Vehicles Program, was appointed the new leader for the Interagency Coordinating Committee for Airborne Geosciences Research and Application (ICCAGRA). Since 1997, this group of agencies has worked to increase the effective use of the federal airborne fleet in national and international field
30, 2008 [Facility News] Scout Team Surveys Storm Peak Area Bookmark and Share Storm Peak Laboratory, at an elevation of 3200 meters, will supplement measurements obtained by the AMF2 during its debut in 2010 near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Storm Peak Laboratory, at an elevation of 3200 meters, will supplement measurements obtained by the AMF2 during its debut in 2010 near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the initial deployment of the second ARM
November 30, 2008 [Facility News] Site Operations Centralized Through New Tracking System Bookmark and Share Tracking over 300 instrument systems distributed around the world is a challenging task. Tracking over 300 instrument systems distributed around the world is a challenging task. With more than 300 instrument systems operating at remote sites around the globe, ARM Instrument Mentors can now use the centralized Operations Support System (OSS) to review or provide updates to instrument
July 10, 2007 [Facility News] Jimmy Voyles Moves to Role of Instrument Coordinator Bookmark and Share Mr. Jimmy Voyles, the current ARM Technical Director, will move to the role of Instrument Coordinator for ARM effective August 1, 2007. In this role, he will provide leadership for the technical and engineering oversight of ARM instrument systems and future deployment planning. In addition, he will contribute to the broader engineering and operations needs of ARM, including the planning and
August 2, 2013 [Facility News] 2014 Funding Opportunity Available for Early Career Scientists Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting research applications through its Early Career Research Program. For the 2014 call, the DOE Climate and Environmental Sciences Division is only accepting proposals in the area of the water cycle. More details on this topic are available in the Funding Opportunity Announcement, p. 7. Applications that propose
December 31, 2008 [Facility News] Arctic Field Campaign Data and Instrument Performance Reviewed at Workshop Bookmark and Share Both wings of the Canadian National Research Council's Convair-580 aircraft were equipped with numerous cloud and aerosol probes during ISDAC. Both wings of the Canadian National Research Council's Convair-580 aircraft were equipped with numerous cloud and aerosol probes during ISDAC. In April 2008, the month-long Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC)
August 19, 2013 [Facility News] Research Colleagues Elected AGU Fellows Bookmark and Share Distinguished research colleagues, Warren Wiscombe and Graham Feingold, have been elected to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Class of Fellows. Out of 217 nominations, 62 were elected into the new class. They will be recognized on Wednesday, December 11, during the Honors Ceremony and Banquet at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Warren Wiscombe Warren Wiscombe Wiscombe was cited for
April 30, 2008 [Facility News] Arctic Aerosol Study Flies By Bookmark and Share Ending its mission with a final flight on April 30, 2008, the Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) flew a total of 103 research hours, completing 27 science flights primarily in the region around the ARM North Slope of Alaska site in Barrow. These flights included several golden cases where both cloud and aerosol measurements were obtained above, within, and below mixed-phase cloud layers. In addition,
April 30, 2008 [Facility News] ARM Outreach Materials Chosen for Earth Day Display in Washington DC Bookmark and Share Posters for the ARM Mobile Facility and ARM Education and Outreach were selected for the 2008 Earth Day display at DOE Headquarters. Earth Day is officially honored each year on April 22, however, many groups sponsor activities throughout the entire month of April. At DOE Headquarters in Washington DC, two ARM posters were selected to join a poster display representing programs
8, 2009 [Facility News] Climate Models Need Closure Too Bookmark and Share These radiometers at the Southern Great Plains site match those on the aircraft for the RACORO field campaign. The radiometers will take measurements continuously throughout the campaign, allowing scientists to compare measurements from the aircraft against those collected routinely by radiometers at the site. These radiometers at the Southern Great Plains site match those on the aircraft for the RACORO field campaign.
April 15, 2008 [Facility News] CLASIC Discussed at Workshop in Oklahoma Bookmark and Share Participants at the CLASIC workshop in March 2008 listen intently to one of the many presenters. In June 2007, ARM led the multi-agency Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) conducted at the ARM Southern Great Plains site. With scientists beginning to analyze the data, the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma hosted a workshop on March
June 27, 2007 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Data from the NOAA Climate Reference Network for Barrow, AK, and Stillwater, OK, are Available Through the External Data Center Bookmark and Share The ARM Climate Research Facility is providing data in netCDF format from the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), a network of climate change monitoring stations developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This network provides long-term observations of temperature and
2, 2014 [Data Announcements, Facility News] ARM Data Archive Registered with Elsevier Bookmark and Share Increased visibility via Elsevier's data repository presents an opportunity to broaden the scientific audience for ARM data. Increased visibility via Elsevier's data repository presents an opportunity to broaden the scientific audience for ARM data. With an ever-increasing need to connect related pieces of information, databases rule the world. As of mid-March, the ARM Data Archive-containing
9, 2014 [Facility News] Workshops Begin for ARM Megasites Bookmark and Share While the mission of the ARM Climate Research Facility has not changed, it is undergoing a reconfiguration to better support the linking of ARM measurements with process-oriented models. The facility reconfiguration, presented at the recent Atmospheric System Research meeting, will involve three main components: Augmenting measurements at the ARM Southern Great Plains site and the two sites on the North Slope of Alaska,
25, 2007 [Data Announcements, Facility News] New, Improved Algorithm for Retrieving Liquid Water Path Now Available at the ARM Data Archive Bookmark and Share The MWRRET product uses an improved retrieval technique and a method to identify and remove biases from the data to greatly improve the retrieved LWP (blue). It also performs so-called physical retrievals at each radiosonde launch time (black dots)-physical retrievals are the best possible retrieval that can be performed. The total amount
22, 2014 [Education, Facility News] Young Minds Blossom During Spring STEM Events Bookmark and Share The latest addition to the ARM education materials includes a cloud version of the childhood memory match game. The latest addition to the ARM education materials includes a cloud version of the childhood memory match game. Earth Day 2014 is today, Tuesday, April 22. When Earth Day began in 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson's goal was to pay tribute to the environment in which we live. Since then,
9, 2009 [Facility News] Climate Change Prediction Program Funding Opportunity Announced Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) research grants for the development of advanced approaches in modeling of climate at ultra-high spatial resolutions. Applications should clearly describe how these approaches will further climate modeling technology with regard to high fidelity
21, 2014 [Facility News] DOE Early Career Research Awardee to Study Water Cycle Bookmark and Share Mike Pritchard Mike Pritchard Recently announced by the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program, Mike Pritchard from the University of California-Irvine is one of 35 awardees who will receive funding support for their research over the next 5 years. Pritchard, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, was selected for his research topic, "Understanding the Roles of Cloud
June 2, 2014 [Facility News, Publications] Testbed Workshop to Improve Climate Models Bookmark and Share A primary goal of DOE's Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) is to expand the predictive ability of regional and global climate models (GCMs). As climate models are developed, testbeds are one set of tools used to understand, evaluate, and identify areas of improvement. A recently completed report summarizes the results of a DOE workshop held last summer to discuss coordination
April 23, 2007 [Data Announcements, Facility News] Arctic Surface Radiation Data Now Available at the ARM Data Archive Bookmark and Share Researchers lead by principal investigator Ellsworth Dutton used more than 30 years of surface irradiance data obtained from Barrow, Alaska, in a study of temporal and spatial variations (Dutton et al., 2006). The high temporal resolution (1 to 3 minute averages) data and the quality assured hourly averages are now available from the ARM Data Archive. See
, 2009 [Facility News] Mobile Facility Begins Marine Cloud Study in the Azores Bookmark and Share Located next to the airport on Graciosa Island, the ARM Mobile Facility's comprehensive and sophisticated instrument suite will obtain atmospheric measurements from the marine boundary layer. Located next to the airport on Graciosa Island, the ARM Mobile Facility's comprehensive and sophisticated instrument suite will obtain atmospheric measurements from the marine boundary layer. Extended
July 31, 2014 [Facility News] 2015 Funding Opportunity Available for Early Career Scientists Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science is now accepting research applications through its Early Career Research Program. For the 2014 call, the DOE Climate and Environmental Sciences Division is only accepting proposals in the area of land-atmosphere interactions. Applications are sought that will reduce the uncertainties in projections from Earth system models through
31, 2009 [Facility News] Scanning Radiometers Probe Inside of Clouds Bookmark and Share For one month, three of these microwave radiometers at the SGP site, along with two more from the University of Colorado, will be arranged in series to continuously scan clouds passing overhead. For one month, three of these microwave radiometers at the SGP site, along with two more from the University of Colorado, will be arranged in series to continuously scan clouds passing overhead. A key contributor
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. 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
June 15, 2009 [Facility News] Severe Storms the Focus of VORTEX Bookmark and Share Operations staff at the SGP site release weather balloons 4 times a day, Monday through Friday, all year round. During VORTEX2, they will supplement these with additional launches as conditions warrant. Operations staff at the SGP site release weather balloons 4 times a day, Monday through Friday, all year round. During VORTEX2, they will supplement these with additional launches as conditions warrant. Severe
4, 2014 [Facility News, Publications] Megasites Accept Mega Challenge: New Directions Take Formation in First Workshop Bookmark and Share With the growing interest in high-resolution model simulations, the Department of Energy Climate and Environmental Sciences Division is hosting a series of workshops to focus on key scientific needs, gaps, and priorities in process model understanding and climate model prediction through the strategic deployment and operation of routine high-resolution
May 22, 2008 [Facility News] Mark Ivey Discusses Arctic Climate Research for Earth Week Interview Bookmark and Share As part of a series of interviews to highlight Earth Day in April, KRQE in Albquerque, New Mexico interviewed Mark Ivey about climate change research in the Arctic. In this video (WMV, 14Mb) , Mark, Site Manager for the ARM North Slope of Alaska locale, chats with the reporter about climate models, sea ice, and the significance of research and climate change in the Arctic
, 2014 [Education, Facility News] ARM Educational Outreach Puts Fun Twist on Science Night Bookmark and Share Community STEM Event Draws Big Crowds Laura Riihimaki intrigues students with monsoon activity during science night. Laura Riihimaki intrigues students with monsoon activity during science night. In November, ARM communications staff and scientists participated in the 6th annual Chief Joseph Middle School Science Night in Richland, Washington. Hundreds of students, parents, and educators
9, 2008 [Facility News] Final Preparations Underway for Arctic Aerosol Field Campaign Bookmark and Share In this flight pattern, the Convair-580 takes off from Barrow (BR) after refueling, flies several legs within clouds between 1-2 km high, then returns to base at Fairbanks. With just one month before the start of the Indirect and Semi-direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC), the ARM Aerial Vehicles Program (AVP) is finalizing the necessary contract arrangements, instrumentation integration
6, 2007 [Facility News] Radiative Heating in Unexplored Bands Campaign Begins Today Bookmark and Share This chart shows the spectral and height dependence of the infrared cooling rates for a mid-latitude summer profile. Note that the majority of the infrared cooling in the middle and upper tropsphere occurs in spectral regions that RHUBC will investigate. In conjunction with other scientific activities taking place during International Polar Year 2007-2008, today (February 26) an international
January 29, 2015 [Facility News] ASR Makes Awards to Two Teams for Science at the New ARM Sites Bookmark and Share Robert Wood, ENA science team leader Robert Wood, ENA science team leader Gijs de Boer, Oliktok Point science team leader Gijs de Boer, Oliktok Point science team leader The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science has awarded two Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) grants for under-represented research within the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program. The
3, 2015 [Facility News] New Advisory Group Focuses Efforts on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Bookmark and Share The Arctic is experiencing rapid climate change with nearly double the rate of surface warming observed elsewhere on the planet. Currently, the reasons for arctic amplification are not well understood, nor are the impacts to the global carbon cycle well quantified. Atmospheric researchers are using unmanned aircraft to study problems requiring frequent or long-duration observations in
May 12, 2015 [Facility News] 2015 William T. Pecora Award Nominations Bookmark and Share William T. Pecora William T. Pecora Nominations for the 2015 William T. Pecora Award are currently being accepted through June 15. This award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth using remote sensing. Individuals from public and private sector, teams, organizations, and professional societies are eligible. Both national and
July 31, 2009 [Facility News, Publications] African Collaborators Continue Data Analyses from Niamey Bookmark and Share During a recent gathering at the University of Niamey, SGP and African collaborators pause for a quick photo. From left to right: Dr. Zewdu Segele, SGP Site Scientist Postdoc; Professor Ibrah Sanda, Professor of Physics, University of Niamey; Dr. Pete Lamb, SGP Site Scientist; Professor Ben Mohamed, project lead from the University of Niamey; Hama Hamidou, a Niamey
June 1, 2015 [Facility News] BAMS Features Results of 21-Month ARM Deployment Bookmark and Share Low clouds were observed typically at the Graciosa site during the 21-month ARM Mobile Facility deployment. Low clouds were observed typically at the Graciosa site during the 21-month ARM Mobile Facility deployment. Featured in the March 2015 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), the 21-month ARM mobile facility deployment in the Azores was the longest of its type in a non-tropical
8, 2015 [Facility News] New Science Board Members Tackle ARM's Expanding Landscape Bookmark and Share With facilities around the world hosting field campaigns on a regular basis, the ARM Climate Research Facility continues to be an important resource to the scientific community. Thanks to the vigilance of the ARM Science Board, the ARM Facility is able to support quality science with over 70 campaigns a year. Comprised of highly-respected scientists from the external climate research community,
18, 2015 [Facility News] ARM Data Developers Prepare for Next Generation of ARM Bookmark and Share Around 40 ARM staff attended the 2015 Data Developer's Meeting at the National Weather Center in Oklahoma to discuss current activities and the reconfiguration of ARM sites. Around 40 ARM staff attended the 2015 Data Developer's Meeting at the National Weather Center in Oklahoma to discuss current activities and the reconfiguration of ARM sites. About 40 ARM staff members gathered at the National
21, 2015 [Facility News] Early Career Funding Opportunity Bookmark and Share U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory researchers and university tenure-track professors are invited to submit applications for the Early Career Research Program, sponsored by the DOE Office of Science. Applicants must have received their doctorates no earlier than 2005. For the fiscal year 2016 call, proposals to the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) should focus on climate and
1, 2015 [Facility News] New Face to Join the ARM Unmanned Aerial Systems Committee Bookmark and Share Matt Fladeland, NASA Ames Research Center Matt Fladeland, NASA Ames Research Center In February 2015, five recognized experts in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology, management, and science applications agreed to form the ARM UAS Advisory Group to provide scientific and technical advice to Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory leadership, who are jointly
2, 2015 [Facility News, Publications] LASSO Implementation Strategy Report Available Bookmark and Share "Data cubes" that combine observations, model output, and metrics will be combined into a unified package. The ARM Climate Research Facility is entering an exciting new era where the application of ARM observations and data processing will be accelerated by routine, high-resolution modeling to enable better understanding of cloud, radiation, aerosol, and land-surface processes and
July 31, 2008 [Facility News] Southern Great Plains Gets an "Assist" for Instrument Intercomparison Bookmark and Share In July, the SGP site hosted an instrument intercomparison between the AERI and the new ASSIST instrument, shown above. One instrument scientists use to obtain measurements important for climate studies is an atmospherically emitted radiance interferometer, or AERI. This sophisticated instrument measures the absolute infrared spectral radiance of the sky directly above
August 6, 2009 [Facility News] Research Team Publishes Results from In-Depth Study of Sahel Climate System Bookmark and Share The Sahel region of West Africa has experienced long-term drought accompanied by profound socioeconomic consequences over the past 30 years. It is a favored location for the development of tropical easterly waves that may generate hurricanes. The Sahel region of West Africa has experienced long-term drought accompanied by profound socioeconomic consequences over the past
September 15, 2009 [Facility News] Instruments for Airborne Research Undergo Calibration Campaigns Bookmark and Share In a laboratory at the University of Manchester, scientists run an experiment using a micromanipulator to test the depth-of-field of the Cloud Particle Imager. Researchers (front to back) include Chris Emersic and Paul Connolly from the University of Manchester, and Junshik Um from the University of Illinois. In a laboratory at the University of Manchester, scientists run an
8, 2016 [Facility News] Workshop Features ARM Data Bookmark and Share giri_blog In November 2015, the First Workshop on Data Science, held in São Paulo, Brazil, was attended by 65 scientific experts to discuss national and international initiatives for data science that contribute to solving challenges in the context of open data science in Brazil. During the 2-day conference, Giri Palanisamy, ARM Data Services and Strategy Team Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hosted a training course
August 31, 2009 [Facility News] North Slope Operations Get a Big Lift Bookmark and Share Operations capabilities at the ARM site in Barrow now include a telehandler that can perform a variety of difficult tasks, particularly in winter. Photo by Walter Brower. Operations capabilities at the ARM site in Barrow now include a telehandler that can perform a variety of difficult tasks, particularly in winter. Photo by Walter Brower. In August, operations staff at the ARM North Slope of Alaska site in
5, 2016 [Facility News] New Funding Opportunity Announced Bookmark and Share Simulations like this one will be used by the newly launched DOE Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project to advance three climate science drivers and corresponding questions in water cycle, biogeochemistry, and cryosphere-ocean system. Simulations like this one will be used by the newly launched DOE Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project to advance three climate science drivers and
10, 2016 [Facility News] Opportunity for Cloud Properties Retrieval Algorithm Development: Request for Interest Opened Bookmark and Share The ARM Facility is seeking a scientific consultant to develop an operational cloud property algorithm, using data from ARM facilities and instruments like these scanning cloud radars. The ARM Facility is seeking a scientific consultant to develop an operational cloud property algorithm, using data from ARM facilities and instruments like these scanning cloud
9, 2016 [Facility News] Manvendra Dubey Awarded Los Alamos Fellows Prize Bookmark and Share Dr. Manvendra Dubey, Los Alamos National Laboratory Dr. Manvendra Dubey, Los Alamos National Laboratory Manvendra Dubey recently received the Los Alamos National Laboratory 2015 Fellows Prize for Outstanding Research for his achievements in the fields of leadership and science in the global climate community. Dubey's research has created a confluence of field observations, laboratory measurements, and
7, 2016 [Facility News] Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group Assembled Bookmark and Share ARM recently formed the Atmospheric Modeling Advisory Group to represent research community interests and provide feedback to the LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation Workflow (LASSO) modeling project. This group consists of six scientists, spanning the range of specialties that will benefit from LASSO, plus ARM Technical Director, Jim Mather; LASSO principal investigator, William Gustafson; and
10, 2016 [Facility News, Publications] ACME/ARM/ASR, or AAA, Workshop Report Available on DOE Website Bookmark and Share CESD_Report_2016_ACME.indd While the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) and Earth System Modeling (ESM) programs have made considerable contributions to the understanding of the atmospheric component of Earth's climate system and to development and evaluation of global
June 20, 2016 [Facility News] Small ARM Campaigns Do Big Science, and You Could Too Bookmark and Share Next round of deadlines for small campaigns coming up; five recently approved campaigns span from Ascension Island to Mount Bachelor Not every science campaign requires a full deployment of ARM Climate Research Facility equipment; important work can be done with just an instrument or two, or in conjunction with a larger operation. These projects fall under the category of ARM's small campaigns.
January 31, 2008 [Facility News] ARM Exhibit Showcases Continuous Data at American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Bookmark and Share During the 88th annual AMS meeting, interested participants stop by the ARM exhibit where ARM researchers answered their questions. In January, ARM joined nearly 100 other exhibitors at the 88th American Meteorological Society annual meeting in New Orleans. This year's meeting was organized around the broad theme of "Enhancing the Connectivity between
24, 2009 [Facility News] Merger of Science Programs Results in Atmospheric System Research Bookmark and Share Effective October 1, the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program and Atmospheric Science Program will be merged and managed under a new name, Atmospheric System Research. A major benefit of the merger is expected to be a strengthening of the programs by bringing together ARM expertise in continuous remote sensing measurements of cloud properties and aerosol
January 15, 2008 [Facility News] ARM Mobile Facility Completes Field Campaign in Germany Bookmark and Share Researchers will study severe precipitation events that occurred in August and October 2007, stalling Rhine River traffic and causing flooding in portions of Germany. (Image source: DW-WORLD.DE) Operations at the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) site in Heselbach, Germany, officially came to a close on January 1, 2008. As one of several measurement "supersites" situated throughout the
September 30, 2009 [Facility News] Help Us Build a New Computing Environment for You! Bookmark and Share Your answers to our survey will help guide the development of a computing environment for working with complex data sets like the Cloud Modeling Best Estimate example shown here. Your answers to our survey will help guide the development of a computing environment for working with complex data sets like the Cloud Modeling Best Estimate example shown here. Do you download large volumes of data
April 23, 2008 [Facility News] FY 2009 ARM Science Solicitation Announced Bookmark and Share DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) is now accepting applications to develop innovative methods for observational data analysis and utilize the resulting knowledge from such analyses to improve cloud parameterizations. The intent is to improve the modeling of cloud properties and processes and their impact on the atmospheric radiation balance. Selected research would be part of
September 30, 2009 [Facility News] Climate Change Lesson Plan Selected for MyHealthySchool.com Bookmark and Share A lesson plan about climate change in the Arctic was selected by MyHealthySchool.com to join their collection of online educational resources. Developed through the ARM Education and Outreach Program for junior high school students, the lesson plan called "Bringing Climate Change into the Classroom" covers the greenhouse effect, sea ice, adaptation, and climate change in
February 21, 2008 [Facility News] Request for Small Aircraft Preproposals Bookmark and Share Requests are now being accepted for routine use of small aircraft, like this Cessna 206, in FY 2008-2010 at the Southern Great Plains site. Note: The request for proposals is now closed. The call for proposals for FY 2011 will open in the late fall. Preproposals are now being accepted for scientific research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research
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). Four infrared imaging instruments were installed and operated at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP)
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) Since 2002, ARM operations staff have
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. 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
July 15, 2008 [Facility News] Extract This! Enhanced Visualization Tool Available at the Data Archive Bookmark and Share Custom 2-day plot of downwelling shortwave and longwave radiation made using the enhanced NCVweb feature. Like many scientific organizations, the ARM Data Archive stores and distributes atmospheric data from the ARM sites in Network common data form, or NetCDF. This file format applies names or attributes to the various layers of data for efficient identification and
August 31, 2008 [Facility News] Phase 2 of Orbiting Carbon Observatory Field Campaign Begins Bookmark and Share A camera, weather station, and sun tracker with a protective dome are located on the roof of the fully automated FTS mobile laboratory. Inside the shelter, the spectrometer receives the reflected solar beam from the sun tracker, while the main computer system operates all the instruments and acquires the data. A camera, weather station, and sun tracker with a protective dome are
June 30, 2007 [Facility News] New Radar Wind Profiler Joins AMF Instrument Suite in Germany Bookmark and Share The 1290 MHz wind profiler (foreground) joins the eddy correlation system (background) for the 9-month deployment in Germany. A new 1290 MHz radar wind profiler has joined the ARM Mobile Facility instrument suite for the Convective and Orographic Precipitation Study (COPS) in Germany. This system operates similarly to a Doppler radar and provides measurements of backscattered
November 15, 2009 [Facility News] Spectroradiometer Completes Field Campaign at North Slope Bookmark and Share Dan Lubin, lead scientist for the ASD campaign, pauses for a photo with the instrument on the skydeck at the ARM Barrow site. Dan Lubin, lead scientist for the ASD campaign, pauses for a photo with the instrument on the skydeck at the ARM Barrow site. In October, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation completed a six-month redeployment of the Analytical Spectral Devices
(BERAC) published findings and recommendations from their assessment of the effectiveness of ARM Climate Research Facility as a national scientific user facility. Based on...
facility use by total visitor days and facility to track actual visitors and active user research computer accounts. Historical data show an apparent relationship between the...
meeting, the following efforts (in no particular priority) are planned: customized data extraction functions statistical views functions solicitation methods for user feedback...
code generator that produces commonly used programming languages (e.g., C, IDL and Python), and a graphical interface through which users can efficiently define their data...
Early Career Research Program Bookmark and Share Pierre Gentine, Columbia University in New York Pierre Gentine, Columbia University in New York Two ARM Facility users and...
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March 31, 2006 [Facility News] New Chief Scientist Leads Annual ARM Science Team Meeting Bookmark and Share Dr. Warren Wiscombe begins his presentation by introducing the members of his "Chief Scientist team"-a new approach for leading the ARM Science Team. With a new Chief Scientist at the helm, just over 300 ARM scientists and ARM infrastructure staff took part in the 16th ARM Science Team meeting held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 27-31, 2006. After an initial day of focused
5, 2016 [Facility News] ARM Monograph is Now Available Bookmark and Share Some people who contributed to the ARM Program between 1990 to 2009: (a) Tom Ackerman; (b) Bob Ellingson; (c) Sally McFarlane, Rob Wood, Allison McComiskey, Matthew Shupe, Steve Ghan, Jian Wang, and Ashley Williamson; (d) Minghua Zhang; (e) Steve Ghan; (f) Matt Macduff, Dick Eagan, and Rick Wagener; (g) John Goldsmith; (h) Jimmy Voyles and Wanda Ferrell; (i) Maike Ahlgrimm; (j) Christian Jakob and Ted Cress; (k) Mark
15, 2005 [Facility News] Bad Gas Examined During Field Campaign at North Slope of Alaska Bookmark and Share About the size of a toaster, the MAX-DOAS instrument system at Atqasuk is well-insulated to protect it from the Arctic cold. As the unit rotates on its side axis, measurements are obtained through the optical inlet. Springtime in the Arctic produces reactive halogen gases, such as bromine monoxide, that form from evaporating sea salt. These gases destroy ground-level ozone and convert
August 15, 2004 [Facility News] Fancy Footwork Accomplishes Scheduling Feat for ER-AERI Bookmark and Share Thanks to quick actions on the part of numerous ARM Climate Research Facility operations staff, an Extended Range Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (ER-AERI) is on its way to Oliktok Point, Alaska. As part of an ongoing instrument comparison, two ER-AERIs (one a permanent ARM instrument, the other a "visitor") have been operating side by side since January 2004 at the
February 25, 2011 [Facility News] ARM Explores New Frontier with American Association for the Advancment of Science Bookmark and Share The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science invited the ARM Facility to join its "boulevard" at the AAAS 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science invited the ARM Facility to join its "boulevard" at the AAAS 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. Reaching a new audience, the ARM Facility
May 5, 2011 [Facility News] New Aircraft Probes in Action Again Bookmark and Share In March, ARM Aerial Facility scientist Jason Tomlinson met with colleagues at the University of North Dakota to assist in the integration of the probes onto the Citation aircraft and to provide training on the operation of the UHSAS-A (back) and HVPS-3 (front) instruments. In March, ARM Aerial Facility scientist Jason Tomlinson met with colleagues at the University of North Dakota to assist in the integration of
May 14, 2011 [Education, Facility News] Educational Videos from Arctic Now Available on ARM Website Bookmark and Share ARM Education converted the Arctic traditional knowledge DVDs into a web-based program so they could be shared beyond the North Slope. Nearly 10 years ago, ARM Education and Outreach staff asked community leaders in Barrow, Alaska, what the U.S. Department of Energy's ARM Program could do to support local education. Iñupiat elders asked ARM to develop a museum display on
30, 2004 [Facility News] Data Archive Hits Record High Bookmark and Share April was a record month for the ARM Climate Research Facility Data Archive, with 1.2 terabytes (or 1.2 trillion bytes) of data delivered to customers, and about 1 terabyte of data delivered and stored in the Archive. This impressive statistic represents 450,000 files retrieved-roughly double the largest previous month of data distribution! This trend continued in May, with about 30% more files delivered than normal. The
4, 2011 [Facility News] Guest Instrument Captures Sky Images at Southern Great Plains Site Bookmark and Share An image sensor inside the HDR-ASIS enclosure measures solar radiation across the sky dome in the visible spectral region (400-700 nm). An image sensor inside the HDR-ASIS enclosure measures solar radiation across the sky dome in the visible spectral region (400-700 nm). Between May and October 2011, the ARM Southern Great Plains site hosted a guest instrument for the U.S. Geological
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! In April, the 8th grade class from Watershed School in Fairbanks, Alaska, made the long trek to the North Slope for a
May 18, 2012 [Facility News] Building Blocks for Discovery: ARM Data Joins DataCite Open Access Registry Bookmark and Share DataCite is a not-for-profit organization that aims to establish easier access to research data and increase their acceptance as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record. Since 2009, DataCite has registered over 1 million DOI names. DataCite is a not-for-profit organization that aims to establish easier access to research data and increase their acceptance
July 10, 2012 [Facility News] Collaborations in Atmospheric Science and Observations Discussed in Germany Bookmark and Share Susanne Crewell (center) is flanked by Jimmy Voyles (left) and Shaocheng Xie (right) during a tour of the Research Center Juelich and the university's <a href='http://www.geomet.uni-koeln.de/en/general/research/joyce/'>Jülich ObservatorY for Cloud Evolution (JOYCE) </a>site. Crewell explained that JOYCE, like ARM facilities, was designed for long-term
23, 2012 [Facility News] Swapping Science with Korean Researchers Bookmark and Share Commemorating the visit to the ARM Southern Great Plains site are (left of sign) John Schatz, SGP site operations manager, with Dr. Gyuwon Lee and daughter Sueha Lee; and (right of sign) Dr. Yeon-Hee Kim; Doug Sisterson, SGP site manager; Dr. Seungsook Shin; and Dr. Kwan-Young Chung. Commemorating the visit to the ARM Southern Great Plains site are (left of sign) John Schatz, SGP site operations manager, with
7, 2012 [Data Announcements, Facility News] ARM Developers Seek to Improve Data Flow Bookmark and Share After a full day discussing all things data related, participants at the ARM Developers Meeting relaxed on the shores of the Columbia River with a low-key game of cricket. After a full day discussing all things data related, participants at the ARM Developers Meeting relaxed on the shores of the Columbia River with a low-key game of cricket. Once a year, representatives from ARM's External
October 8, 2012 [Facility News] Near Miss at Barrow Due to Beach Erosion Bookmark and Share With a little help from his friends, Walter Brower (hidden by the ECOR) moves the system away from the ocean's edge as an early September storm pounds away at the beach. With a little help from his friends, Walter Brower (hidden by the ECOR) moves the system away from the ocean's edge as an early September storm pounds away at the beach. On a stormy Friday evening in early September, Walter Brower
November 9, 2012 [Facility News] Unmanned Aircraft Test Flights Completed at Oliktok Point Bookmark and Share Because of its small size and light weight (72-inch wingspan and weighing about 22 pounds), the Bat-3 is launched using a bungee-powered catapult from the roof of a vehicle and can land autonomously on fixed wheels. Its modular design fits into two suitcase-sized containers. Because of its small size and light weight (72-inch wingspan and weighing about 22 pounds), the Bat-3 is launched
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
March 15, 2009 [Facility News] Science and Operations Team for RACORO Supports Outreach Activities Bookmark and Share John Hubbe answers questions from 3rd graders at St. Mary. John Hubbe answers questions from 3rd graders at St. Mary. With a presence in the Guthrie, Oklahoma area for the next several months for the RACORO field campaign, science and infrastructure staff took some time to reach out to the local community. On February 24, Pete Lamb attended a board of director's meeting for the
July 8, 2014 [Facility News] Studying the Sky-Day and Night Bookmark and Share The Infrared Sky Imager (IRSI) may replace the Total Sky Imager (TSI) for measuring cloud fraction at the SGP. The Infrared Sky Imager (IRSI) may replace the Total Sky Imager (TSI) for measuring cloud fraction at the SGP. Clouds play a critical role in our climate system by reflecting light and heat into space and distributing precipitation. At the ARM Southern Great Plains site, a variety of instruments measure
1, 2014 [Facility News] AGU Journal Seeks Editor in Chief Bookmark and Share The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is seeking a dynamic, well-organized scientist with high editorial standards to serve a 4-year term as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES). The editor-in-chief will be the principal architect of the scientific content for the journal and an active scientist, well known and well regarded in their discipline. The editor-in-chief will act as
February 29, 2008 [Facility News] 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. 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
12, 2015 [Facility News] Seeing the Silver Lining: Challenges and Champions of Arctic Cloud Studies on Alaska's North Slope Bookmark and Share Unmanned Aircraft at Oliktok Point The AMF3 is the newest of the ARM mobile facilities and will be stationed on the North Slope for an extended period. The AMF3 is the newest of the ARM mobile facilities and will be stationed on the North Slope for an extended period. Welcome to the North Slope of Alaska, home to polar bears, caribou, arctic foxes,
0, 2016 [Facility News] ARM Facility Insights at the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting Bookmark and Share ams_logo REVISED January 25: Sunday, January 10, 2016, marked the beginning of the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), which will continue until Thursday, January 14. During this time, a group of about 3,000 researchers are congregated in New Orleans, Louisiana, to present on topics and learn more about research relating to the theme "Earth System Science in Service
January 21, 2008 [Facility News] ARM Kicks Off 88th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting at WeatherFest Bookmark and Share Jim Mather, ARM Technical Director, demonstrated "cloud in a jar" to interested WeatherFest participants. On January 20, staff from the ARM Climate Research Facility participated in the 7th Annual WeatherFest, an interactive science and weather fair for the public. WeatherFest kicks off the 88th American Meteorological Society annual meeting in New
Records Set Again; New Process Enhances Reporting of User Facility Statistics Bookmark and Share The 2006 year-end ARM statistics included a spatial distribution of global (shown here; click map for larger image) and U.S. users, and whether they were funded by the ARM Program. A second straight record high number of users (1092) and a new record for visitor days (2083) were reported by ARM for the third quarter of fiscal year 2007. The statistics also indicated a notable increase in non-ARM
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held this year in Seattle from January 24-28, scientists are presenting dozens of oral and poster sessions describing their research using data from the user facility. Here...
the meeting. Visitors from as far away as Tibet, Korea, and Tasmania visited the ARM booth. Most visitors were interested in learning about the scope of the user facility, the...
New Thumbnail Browser for Data Archive Gives Users More Options Bookmark and Share Views produced by the Thumbnail Browser may be saved for future reference or emailed as a link to...
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 ...
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. The online ARM sites map was recently integrated with Google(tm) Maps API technology to enhance ARM website user's experience. Web visitors and ARM Data Archive subscribers can now not only see where ARM facilities are located around the world and link to associated web pages, but use Google mapping technology to zoom
Science Board Established for ARM Climate Research Facility Bookmark and Share The scientific infrastructure established by the ARM Program - heavily instrumented research sites, the ARM Data Archive, and the ARM Mobile Facility under development - is now available for use by scientists worldwide through the ARM Climate Research Facility. As a national user facility, this unique asset provides the opportunity for a broader national and international research community to study global change. The
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Scanning Capability Added to Cloud Radar Bookmark and Share As a prelude to great things to come throughout the user facility, a new 95-gigahertz scanning W-band cloud radar was installed in late September at the ARM Mobile Facility deployment site in the Azores. This new radar joins the instrument suite that has been collecting data at the airport on Graciosa Island since May 2009. The added scanning capability provides 3D information about clouds that scientists need to improve climate models.
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Search engines, such as Google, assign scores to news articles based on their relevancy to a query. However, not all relevant articles for the query may be interesting to a user. For example, if the article is old or yields little new information, the article would be uninteresting. Relevancy scores do not take into account what makes an article interesting, which varies from user to user. Although methods such as collaborative filtering have been shown to be effective in recommendation systems, in a limited user environment, there are not enough users that would make collaborative filtering effective. A general framework, called iScore, is presented for defining and measuring the 'interestingness' of articles, incorporating user-feedback. iScore addresses various aspects of what makes an article interesting, such as topic relevancy, uniqueness, freshness, source reputation, and writing style. It employs various methods to measure these features and uses a classifier operating on these features to recommend articles. The basic iScore configuration is shown to improve recommendation results by as much as 20%. In addition to the basic iScore features, additional features are presented to address the deficiencies of existing feature extractors, such as one that tracks multiple topics, called MTT, and a version of the Rocchio algorithm that learns its parameters online as it processes documents, called eRocchio. The inclusion of both MTT and eRocchio into iScore is shown to improve iScore recommendation results by as much as 3.1% and 5.6%, respectively. Additionally, in TREC11 Adaptive Filter Task, eRocchio is shown to be 10% better than the best filter in the last run of the task. In addition to these two major topic relevancy measures, other features are also introduced that employ language models, phrases, clustering, and changes in topics to improve recommendation results. These additional features are shown to improve recommendation results by iScore by up to 14
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of Scientific and Technical Information news Topic OSTI R&D Plus News on the Move by Doug Bales 23 Aug, 2010 in Technology 1651 MobileWeb.jpg OSTI R&D Plus News on the Move Read more about 1651 Ever wonder what innovations OSTI is developing to keep you informed while you are on the go? No need to ever wonder while you wander. Now you can get DOE R&D full-text reports, OSTI news, videos and more while you're on the move. The new OSTI.gov mobile web page allows you to: * Get
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refers to the specific radio frequency range of this radar, which is a 95 gigahertz pulse Doppler zenith pointing radar, providing profiles of cloud reflectivity and particle...
Honored with AMS Symposium Bookmark and Share Robert Houze, Jr. Robert Houze, Jr. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is hosting a named symposium to celebrate the...
both instruments, more accurate estimates of the amount of liquid water (i.e., the liquid water path or LWP) in thin clouds can be obtained than can be achieved using the 2-channel...
With advance planning that included sequestering a troubleshooting team in a "war room," ... together for 2 days in this "war room" to push 20 years of ARM metadata to a new database. ...
... The enclosure also houses the HMT-337 sensor body to protect it from the harsh environmental conditions at Barrow. Similarly, icing has been a persistent problem for the ...
in a database, rather than the current inefficient method of sifting through emails. ... Those custom fields can be searched, reported on, graphed, and referenced in emails. ...
to consistent standards, the data can help reduce scientific uncertainties in computer models used to simulate climate change. In 2003, the Aerosol Intensive Operational Period...
for Checkup Bookmark and Share During the MWR Intercomparison Study at the SGP site, a liquid nitrogen-filled blackbody target (shown on top of the MWR in the foreground) is...
More than 100 attendees, representing such countries as Jamaica, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Russia, and Japan asked questions about the ARM and the ...
A native of New Zealand, Lamb joined The University of Oklahoma in 1991 as a full Professor in its School of Meteorology, and Director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for ...