Cloud and Precipitation Measurements and Science Group


The ARM Cloud and Precipitation Measurements and Science Group (CPMSG) brings together members of the ARM instrument operations, engineering, and translator teams with the ARM science community to improve the performance and science impact of ARM’s measurements of clouds and precipitation. The members of the CPMSG work toward this goal by confronting science needs from the broader research community with operational constraints of the ARM facility.

A driving consideration for the group should be how resources can best be applied to measurements of cloud and precipitation properties and the development of associated data products to increase the scientific impact of these measurements.

The CPMSG reports directly to ARM’s Technical Director and is charged with providing constructive recommendations regarding the operation, characterization, and development of instruments yielding cloud and precipitation measurements along with the development of data products derived from these instruments and the identification of measurement gaps.

Organizational Structure

Current Cloud and Precipitation Measurements and Science Group members include:

  • Christine Chiu, Colorado State University (chair)
  • Scott Collis, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jennifer Comstock, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Minghui Diao, San Jose State University
  • Ann Fridlind, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Scott Giangrande, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Nicki Hickmon, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Michael Jensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Matthew Kumjian, Pennsylvania State University
  • Po-Lun Ma, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Paytsar Muradyan, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Rob Newsom, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Alyssa Sockol, University of Oklahoma
  • Kara Sulia, University of Albany
  • Adam Theisen, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Christopher Williams, University of Colorado Boulder