2023 AGU Presentations Featuring ARM Data

Published: 5 December 2023

The 2023 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be held from December 11 to 15 in San Francisco, California, 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 Pacific). Information is subject to change; please check the AGU Fall Meeting website for the most up-to-date information. Follow us on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook for a real-time guide to relevant activities using the hashtags #ARMAGU and #AGU23.

Discover 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 (#614) and ASR at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program booth (#414) in the AGU exhibition hall.  There you can view facility materials and meet with ARM representatives.

NEW: AGU continues virtually in January: AGU will hold poster sessions and select invited panels, town halls, and workshops the week of January 20–25. All events will be online. Separate registration is required for the workshops. Check the AGU schedule for more information.


DOE ASR Program Manager Jeff Stehr will present “Building a Career in Science with Improv Comedy” as part of Ignite@AGU on Wednesday, December 13, at 6 p.m. at the Great American Music Hall, 859 O’ Farrell Street, San Francisco.

Ignite@AGU enables scientists to showcase their professional and personal interests through fast, creative presentations. The aim is to inspire, share, and make connections—to ignite conversation. It is not your average research talk.

Agency Lecture

DOE Undersecretary for Science and Innovation Geraldine (Geri) Richmond will lead the AGU featured plenary lecture on Thursday, December 14, from 2:10 to 3:10 p.m. at Moscone Center, Room 201–202 (South, Level 2).

Check out ARM-Related Presentations:

Town Halls

ARM-Related Town Halls

Other DOE Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division Town Halls

Related Interagency Town Halls

  • TH35F: AmeriFlux Town Hall:  Enhancing the Impact of Flux Science for the World
    Wednesday, December 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Moscone Center, Room 2003 (West, Level 2)
    Primary Contact: Margaret S. Torn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Presenters: Margaret S. Torn, Sébastien Biraud, You-Wei Cheah, Trevor F. Keenan, and Koong Yi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; James Michael Kuperberg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dario Papale, University of Tuscia; Daniel B. Stover, DOE; Enrique R. Vivoni, Arizona 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. 

Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE)

Waves wash ashore near the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, which is hosting the ARM Mobile Facility for EPCAPE. The pier sits under a cloudy purple-orange sky.
An ARM Mobile Facility is operating on the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier in La Jolla, California, as part of the Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE). Photo is by Karen Steinbock.

The Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE), which kicked off in La Jolla, California, in February 2023 and is set to close operations in February 2024, will explore aerosol indirect effects on stratocumulus clouds to help improve their representation in earth system models. EPCAPE includes the deployment of the first ARM Mobile Facility on the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier and a scanning cloud radar on Mount Soledad less than a mile inland.

As part of EPCAPE, researchers will also investigate how pollution from the nearby Los Angeles metropolitan area affects marine aerosols and, by extension, the clouds near San Diego.

Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL)

ARM instruments near a snow-covered Gothic Mountain
In Colorado, ARM instruments near a snow-covered Gothic Mountain collected atmospheric data during the Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) field campaign to help scientists better understand mountainous water cycles. Photo is by Travis Guy, Hamelmann Communications.

The Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) field campaign, which operated from September 2021 to June 2023, took place in the 300-square-kilometer (116-square-mile) East River Watershed near Crested Butte, Colorado. As part of SAIL, a portable ARM observatory provided valuable atmospheric data that researchers can use to develop detailed measurements of mountainous water-cycle processes pertaining to the Colorado River, which supplies water for 40 million people in the Western United States.

Through SAIL, researchers from national laboratories, universities, research centers, and agencies will enable an atmosphere-through-bedrock understanding of mountainous water cycles.

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

TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER)

A tethered balloon system rises above the TRACER site in Guy, Texas. A trailer sits next to the van set up for the balloon flight.
In Guy, Texas, ARM conducted 150 tethered balloon flights over 49 days of operation during the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER). Photo is by Brent Peterson, Sandia National Laboratories.

The TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (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.

TRACER’s lead scientist, Michael Jensen, will be the primary convener of the following TRACER-related AGU sessions:

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