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Title: ARRA additions to the north slope of Alaska.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides scientific infrastructure and data archives to the international Arctic research community through a national user facility, the ARM Climate Research Facility, located on the North Slope of Alaska. The ARM sites at Barrow and Atqasuk, Alaska have been collecting and archiving atmospheric data for more than 10 years. These data have been used for scientific investigation as well as remote sensing validations. Funding from the Recovery Act (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) will be used to install new instruments and upgrade existing instruments at the North Slope sites. These instruments include: scanning precipitation radar; scanning cloud radar; automatic balloon launcher; high spectral resolution lidar; eddy correlation flux systems; and upgraded ceilometer, AERI, micropulse lidar, and millimeter cloud radar. Information on these planned additions and upgrades will be provided in our poster. An update on activities planned at Oliktok Point will also be provided.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. (Pennsylvania State University)
  2. (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
988523
Report Number(s):
SAND2010-1407C
TRN: US201018%%542
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Atmospheric Systems Research 2010 Science Team Meeting held March 15-19, 2010 in Bethesda, MD.
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ALASKA; CLIMATES; CLOUDS; OPTICAL RADAR; PRECIPITATION; RADAR; RADIATIONS; REMOTE SENSING; RESOLUTION