Editor’s note: William Gustafson, principal investigator for the Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) workflow, sent in this update.
In May 2019 we held a workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research to discuss the collection of white papers submitted to ARM’s call for ideas on how LASSO should expand in new directions. We are excited to announce the release of the report documenting the workshop, which is now available online:
Gustafson, WI, AM Vogelmann, and JH Mather. 2019. Science drivers and proposed modeling approaches for future LASSO scenarios, report from the LASSO Expansion Workshop. DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-19-023, https://doi.org/10.2172/1569273.
The workshop discussed the pros and cons of LASSO scenarios focused on:
- arctic clouds during the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign
- maritime clouds at ARM’s Eastern North Atlantic atmospheric observatory
- deep convection during the Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) field campaign
- clear-air turbulence at ARM’s Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory.
All of these scenarios would add value to ARM’s observations and enable new science.
We are close to making a final decision and will be sharing the plan with you soon. To be one of the first to know, then stay informed by joining the LASSO email list.
Have a question about LASSO data? Send them to me (William Gustafson, LASSO PI) and Andrew Vogelmann (LASSO co-PI) via firstname.lastname@example.org.