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
ENG0004570 ArcticShark SGP Routine Flights over SGP Closed Complete 2023 October

Data Services & System Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004210 ADC Infrastructure Upgrades and Future Planning In Progress 2024 June
ENG0004491 Development of a new Calibration System Phase I In Progress 2023 October
ENG0004603 Multifactor Authentication (MFA) and Identity Management (SSO) In Design 2024 June
ENG0004768 ARM Data Workbench Phase 2 In Progress 2025 September

Instrument Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004533 AMF3 BNF: Developing a Network Node for Spatially-Distributed Aerosol Measurements for Deployment of the AMF3 to the Southeast United States In Progress 2025 June
ENG0004535 Replace current TSIs with newer technology all-sky imager In Progress 2024 September
ENG0004539 Procure third generation C-band precipitation radar In Design 2024 August
ENG0004574 AMF3 BNF: Aerosol Flux Measurements on the Tower - CPCs In Design 2024 November
ENG0004592 The Center for Aerosol Measurement Science (CAMS) In Progress 2027 December
ENG0004614 Procure SO2 instrument for the AMF3 BNF deployment Closed Complete 2024 May
ENG0004642 Instruments to fill in the gaps of aerosol measurements at Utqiagvik (NSA) In Progress 2024 September
ENG0004648 KAZR Upgrades - Antennas and TWT amplifier power supplies In Progress 2024 June
ENG0004657 AMF3 BNF Procure tower and modify CSAPR2 mounting for deployment on the tower In Progress 2024 July

Science Products

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0000893 Development of new PBL Height VAP In Progress 2024 September
ENG0004234 Update CCN Profile VAP In Progress 2024 February
ENG0004350 Development of new cloud phase VAP In Progress 2023 September
ENG0004363 Merged Aerosol Size Distribution VAP In Progress 2024 September
ENG0004478 Produce CMAC2.0 for radar data produced at GUC by the CSU radar at SAIL In Progress 2024 September
ENG0004486 LASSO-ENA In Progress 2024 September
ENG0004521 Develop snowfall rate (LWE) retrievals for SAIL Waiting for Release 2024 September
ENG0004563 ARSCL Unification and Upgrade In Progress 2023 September
ENG0004651 Development of aerosol vertical profile retrievals using lidar measurements In Progress 2024 December

Technical Coordination

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004709 FY24 Refresh and Redesign the ARM website In Design 2024 September