ARM’s continuous measurements and field campaigns are helping advance climate science.

Scientists from around the world conduct research using data from ARM’s continuous measurements and field campaigns. ARM’s contributions to atmospheric science can be seen in science publications and research highlights.

Field Campaigns

Field campaigns provide a means for scientists to augment or modify the configuration of the ARM facility to address specific science issues. Campaigns range in complexity from deploying a single instrument to deploying an ARM Mobile Facility to remote locations around the world. As a scientific user facility, any scientist can submit a proposal to do field campaigns at ARM’s atmospheric observatories.


Data from ARM’s continuous measurements and field campaigns at sites around the world are a vital asset to atmospheric researchers. Research results are published in scientific journal articles, conference publications, and presentations.

Research Highlights

Publications in scientific journals represent tangible evidence of ARM’s contribution to advances in almost all areas of atmospheric radiation and cloud research. ARM’s Research Highlights summarize recently published research results.

Recent Highlights

Impacts of mesoscale cloud organization on aerosol-induced cloud properties

27 September 2023

Feingold, Graham; Zhou, Xiaoli

Supported by: ASR

Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions

Mesoscale cellular convection cell size significantly regulates aerosol-induced cloud albedo via its effect on cloud water adjustment. We find notable intra-cell co-variability between cloud liquid water and drop concentration within cells that varies with cell size.

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Assessing marine warm cloud albedo susceptibility to aerosol perturbations

21 September 2023

Feingold, Graham; Zhang, Jianhao

Supported by: ASR

Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions

The sensitivity of cloud brightness (ability to cool the Earth through reflecting sunlight) to the amount of aerosol (tiny particles in the atmosphere) in the marine boundary layer is quantified using spaceborne observations of clouds and radiation. When clouds are sorted by their amount of water condensate and number of [...]

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