Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

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The broadband radiometer station (BRS) is located at the ARM Southern Great Plains site Central Facility, near the solar and infrared radiation station (SIRS) C1 station. The BRS station collection of radiometers provides continuous measurements of broadband shortwave (solar) and longwave (infrared) irradiances for downwelling components. These 1-minute data are collected to help determine the radiative energy exchange. The BRS station is similar in design to the ARM sky radiometers on stand for downwelling radiation (SKYRAD) stations and is operated by ARM in association with the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN, ).


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  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Active Locations

Facility Name Start Date
Central Facility, Lamont, OK 2001-03-05


Dong X, X Zheng, B Xi, and S Xie. 2023. "A Climatology of Midlatitude Maritime Cloud Fraction and Radiative Effect Derived from the ARM ENA Ground-Based Observations." Journal of Climate, 36(2), 10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0290.1.


Heinemann G, L Schefczyk, S Willmes, and M Shupe. 2022. "Evaluation of simulations of near-surface variables using the regional climate model CCLM for the MOSAiC winter period." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10(1), 10.1525/elementa.2022.00033.

Huang Y, P Taylor, F Rose, D Rutan, M Shupe, M Webster, and M Smith. 2022. "Toward a more realistic representation of surface albedo in NASA CERES-derived surface radiative fluxes." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10(1), 000 13, 10.1525/elementa.2022.00013.

Fang L, X Zhan, S Kalluri, P Yu, C Hain, M Anderson, and I Laszlo. 2022. "Application of a Machine Learning Algorithm in Generating an Evapotranspiration Data Product From Coupled Thermal Infrared and Microwave Satellite Observations." Frontiers in Big Data, 5, 10.3389/fdata.2022.768676.

Silber I and M Shupe. 2022. "Insights on sources and formation mechanisms of liquid-bearing clouds over MOSAiC examined from a Lagrangian framework." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10(1), 10.1525/elementa.2021.000071.
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