2022 AGU Presentations Featuring ARM Data

Published: 20 December 2022

AGU Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL & Online Everywhere, 12-16 December 2022Editor’s note (December 20, 2022): Registered in-person and virtual attendees of the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting can log in to the meeting platform to view recorded presentations through February 2023.

The 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be held from December 12 to 16 in Chicago, Illinois, as well as online. With more than 25,000 attendees expected, the meeting might feel overwhelming. We make it easy for you to find ARM-relevant science, meet up with colleagues, and discover new connections during the event.

Below is a list of ARM-related AGU meeting highlights (all times Central). Information is subject to change; please check the AGU Fall Meeting website for the most up-to-date information. Follow us on Twitter (@armnewsteam) and Facebook (@arm.gov) for a real-time guide to relevant activities using the hashtags #ARMAGU and #AGU22.

Go here to find more ARM-related presentations and posters, as well as sessions, talks, and posters related to Atmospheric System Research (ASR).

Add your presentation to be featured on the ARM or ASR presentation web pages.

Attending AGU in person? Make sure to visit the ARM booth in the exhibition hall—Booth 1912. There you can view facility materials, attend flash talks, and meet with ARM representatives.

Agency Lecture

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Director Asmeret Asefaw Berhe will speak to AGU 2022’s theme of “Science Leads the Future” on Wednesday, December 14, at 12:45 p.m. at the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom.

Check out ARM’s:

Town Halls

ARM-Related Town Halls

Other DOE Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division Town Halls

  • TH53E: DOE’s Expanded Engagement in Urban Climate Science
    Friday, December 16, 12:45–1:45 p.m., McCormick Place – S105a (South, Level 1)
    Primary Contact: Jennifer Saleem Arrigo, Department of Energy
    Presenters: Gerald L. Geernaert, Department of Energy; Michael P. Jensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Jennie Rice, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Related Interagency Town Halls

  • TH23B: Answering a Call to Action in the Arctic: A Two-Year Plan for Federal Research Investment
    Tuesday, December 13, 12:45–1:45 p.m., McCormick Place – S105bc (South, Level 1)
    Primary Contact: Liz Weinberg, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
    Presenters: Greg J. Anderson, National Science Foundation; Sorina Stalla, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee; Suzanne Van Drunick, Environmental Protection Agency; Elizabeth Powers, U.S. Geological Survey; Thomas Douglas, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Alaska
  • TH35J: US CLIVAR Town Hall on the Air-Sea Transition Zone
    Wednesday, December 14, 6:30–7:30 p.m., McCormick Place – S106a (South, Level 1)
    Primary Contact: Michael Patterson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    Presenters: Carol Anne Clayson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Simon P. de Szoeke, Oregon State University

Invited Presentations

Please note: On average, each presentation is scheduled to run no longer than five minutes, so the full session times are listed below for planning purposes. 

Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL)

Over three and a half days, this site in Gothic, Colorado, went from an empty construction pad to eight ARM cargo containers hosting much of the SAIL instrumentation. The diversity of landforms, topography, and vegetation associated with the deployment location in the Elk Mountain range of central Colorado is seen here, including a field of lupine in full bloom and Gothic Mountain in the background. Photo is by Ken Williams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The SAIL field campaign, which kicked off in September 2021 and is set to close operations in June 2023, takes place in the 300-square-kilometer (116-square-mile) East River Watershed near Crested Butte, Colorado. As part of SAIL, a portable ARM observatory is providing valuable atmospheric data that researchers are using to develop detailed measurements of mountainous water-cycle processes as they pertain to the Colorado River, which supplies water for 40 million people in the American West.

Through SAIL, researchers from DOE national laboratories, universities, and research centers and agencies will enable an atmosphere-through-bedrock understanding of mountainous water cycles. NOAA and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring concurrent field studies in the region that will contribute to SAIL research.

SAIL’s lead scientist, Daniel Feldman, will be the primary convener of the following SAIL-related AGU sessions:

TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER)

Dark clouds streak above an ARM Mobile Facility operating in La Porte, Texas, in June 2022 as part of TRACER.

TRACER, which ran from October 2021 through September 2022, provided convective cloud observations with high space and time resolution over a broad range of environmental and aerosol conditions around the Houston, Texas, region. As part of TRACER, ARM deployed a portable observatory southeast of downtown Houston, a scanning precipitation radar south of downtown, and an ancillary site southwest of the city, where tethered balloon systems were launched. Together, these ARM measurements are helping researchers better understand the variability of aerosols and meteorology between the urban Houston area and surrounding rural environments.

Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC)

Scientists and technicians trudge through snow and ice in the central Arctic with the icebreaker Polarstern in the distance.
MOSAiC expedition team members are pictured returning to the icebreaker R/V Polarstern. The Polarstern, which transported more than 50 ARM instruments to the central Arctic, was frozen into the ice for almost a full year. Photo is by David Chu, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The massive MOSAiC expedition set out to document the atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem in the central Arctic. More than 400 field participants and 60 institutions from 20 countries were active in the German-led expedition from September 2019 to October 2020. MOSAiC’s central observatory was the icebreaker R/V Polarstern, which froze into and then drifted with the arctic sea ice for most of the year. ARM provided the most atmospheric instruments—more than 50—to the expedition.

Matthew Shupe, a DOE-funded principal investigator and a co-coordinator of the MOSAiC expedition, will be the primary convener of the following MOSAiC- and Arctic-themed AGU sessions:

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