ARM Priorities


The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility is continuously improving to meet its goals and user needs, whether that means adding instruments or developing new data products. Priorities are determined by reviewing input from the science community through workshops, principal investigator meetings, instrument focus groups, and constituent groups.

This input is cross-referenced to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission-critical goals for ARM, such as the Decadal Vision, next-generation ARM, the LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) activity, development of megasites, field campaigns, and maintaining the long-term ARM data record.

An integrated plan is created each year to help focus ARM high-priority activities to have maximum benefit and impact to the science community.

Users can view current and completed high-priority ARM activities.

Aerial Facility Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004114 Instruments for AAF replacement aircraft In Progress 2021 December
ENG0004213 Developing the ARM-EMSL joint TBS sampler analysis capability Closed Complete 2020 December

Data Services & System Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004248 SDS Upgrades for all facilities In Progress 2022 September
ENG0004318 Data Discovery Phase 2 Closed Complete 2020 December
ENG0004342 Modernizing metadata workflow for field campaign datasets In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004389 Data Epochs and Tagged Descriptors: Enhanced metadata and tools for an enriched user experience In Progress 2021 December

Instrument Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004071 Procure two new AERI V4 to replace V2 instrument at SGP Closed Complete 2021 April
ENG0004176 Surface Broadband Radiometer replacements In Progress 2021 November
ENG0004298 Replace Total Sky Imager with improved technology In Progress 2021 March
ENG0004303 Adaptive scanning for the C-SAPR2 in preparation for TRACER In Progress 2022 March
ENG0004335 Procurement of a ToF-ACSM for AMF2 AOS02 Closed Complete 2021 June

Science Products

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0000893 Development of new PBL Height VAP In Progress 2020 December
ENG0001284 Develop New Three-Channel Cloud Optical Depth VAP for CSPHOT In Progress 2020 June
ENG0003688 Creation of ARMBE data products for ENA and AMF deployments Closed Complete 2020 December
ENG0003708 Phase 2 of ARM data-oriented metrics and diagnostics package for GCMs Closed Complete 2020 September
ENG0004108 Develop summary statistics for the contents of C and X SAPR files Waiting for Release 2021 September
ENG0004229 Quadrupole ACSM Data Processing In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004234 Update CCN Profile VAP In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004235 Size Distribution Harmonization Closed Complete 2021 September
ENG0004254 CCN kappa VAP In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004263 Development of LASSO-CACTI deep-convection scenario In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004334 Developing TBS data products and visualization In Progress 2021 October
ENG0004363 Merged Size Distribution VAP In Progress 2022 September