The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility provides tailored datastreams known as ARM Best Estimate (ARMBE) data products for use in the evaluation of global climate models.
Two ARMBE data sets are now available from the ARM Mobile Facility deployment at Oliktok Point, Alaska, from October 2013 to June 2021.
The ARM Best Estimate Atmospheric Measurements (ARMBEATM) data set contains basic atmospheric quantities, and ARM Best Estimate Cloud Radiation (ARMBECLDRAD) provides cloud and radiation quantities.
An ARMBE product assembles quantities that are both well observed by ARM over many years and are often used in model evaluation into one data set. Such products consist of hourly averages and thus have temporal resolution comparable to a typical resolution used in climate model output.
Scientists can use the Oliktok ARMBEATM and ARMBECLDRAD data now. Find more information about ARMBE data products on the ARMBE web page.
To cite these data, use doi:10.5439/1333748 for ARMBEATM and doi:10.5439/1333228 for ARMBECLDRAD.# # #
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.