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) workflow, 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.