Research

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.

Publications

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

Global importance of secondary ice production

22 July 2021

Liu, Xiaohong

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions

Measured ice crystal number concentrations are often orders of magnitude higher than the number concentrations of ice nucleating particles (INPs), indicating the existence of secondary ice production (SIP) in clouds. However, the SIP is poorly represented in global climate models (GCMs) and its impacts not quantified. In this study, we [...]

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Impacts of secondary ice production on arctic mixed-phase clouds during M-PACE

22 July 2021

Liu, Xiaohong

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

Mixed-phase stratus clouds in the Arctic are long-lived and have a large impact on the surface radiation budget. Ice crystals play a key role in the cloud phase and thus determine the optical properties of these clouds. However, how ice crystals are produced in these clouds is still unknown. In [...]

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