Proposals are welcome from all members of the scientific community for conducting field campaigns using the ARM user facility. ARM provides operational and logistical resources to conduct field campaigns at the fixed ARM sites or to deploy one of the ARM Mobile Facilities (AMF) and/or ARM Aerial Facility (AAF).
ARM provides use of its resources for campaigns, but does not provide research funding associated with the campaign. Principal investigators should demonstrate in their preproposal that funding for research is secured already or that a research grant is being submitted.
Proposed campaigns should focus on research that addresses the ARM mission of improving the understanding and representation of clouds and aerosols in climate and earth system models, as well as their interactions and coupling with Earth’s surface. Priority will be given to proposals that make comprehensive use of ARM facilities, focus on strategic goals (published in 2018) of the DOE Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program, and have the ability to improve regional or global earth system models.
Proposals that coordinate with other BER community capabilities (e.g., Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory [EMSL], AmeriFlux Network, Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic and Tropics, Energy Exascale Earth System Model) or that support the goals of the Global Energy and Water cycle Exchanges (GEWEX) project are encouraged.