The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility will soon move its third mobile facility (AMF3) to the Bankhead National Forest (BNF) in northwestern Alabama.
Previously, AMF3 operated at Oliktok Point, Alaska, from September 2013 to June 2021.
To maximize the scientific value of the new site, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biological and Environmental Research (DOE BER) program selected a site science team to help guide the move of AMF3.
Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York leads the AMF3 site science team. Supported by ARM and DOE’s Atmospheric System Research (ASR), the multi-institutional team is responsible for developing a science plan and initial research project for the SE U.S. deployment.
With feedback from the scientific community in mind, the site science team is helping to pinpoint additional instrument sites and collaborators in the region. The team aims to facilitate and enable research that will be performed with the AMF3 data.