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 In Progress 2023 October

Data Services & System Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004381 ARM Data Workbench - Requirements gathering and Concept Development In Design 2022 February
ENG0004398 Cumulus-2 design and deployment Closed Complete 2021 September
ENG0004491 Development of a new Calibration System Phase I In Design 2022 September

Instrument Engineering

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004298 Assess Total Sky Imager Replacements Closed Complete 2021 March
ENG0004473 FY22 Procurement of 2 scanning Doppler lidars Closed Complete 2022 September
ENG0004483 Procurement of TSI SMPS 3938 for ENA Closed Complete 2022 October
ENG0004523 Procurement of a multi-channel lidar for the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) In Design 2024 September

Science Products

Task ID Title State Target Completion
ENG0004234 Update CCN Profile VAP In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004350 Development of new cloud phase VAP In Progress 2021 September
ENG0004460 Implementation of Aerosol-Cloud Interaction Diagnostics to the ARM metrics and diagnostics package for GCM at ARM sites Closed Complete 2022 September
ENG0004461 Develop an ARM lidar simulator for GCMs In Progress 2022 September
ENG0004478 Produce CMAC2.0 for radar data produced at GUC by the CSU radar at SAIL In Progress 2022 July
ENG0004485 LASSO-CACTI for FY22 In Progress 2022 September
ENG0004486 LASSO-ENA for FY22 In Progress 2022 September
ENG0004521 Develop snowfall rate (LWE) retrievals for SAIL In Progress 2022 October
ENG0004563 ARSCL Unification and Upgrade In Design 2023 September
ENG0004587 CCN-UHSAS Kappa In Progress 2023 December