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

Statistical relations among parameters of the water cycle in the arctic atmosphere

15 February 2024

Matrosov, Sergey

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud Processes

Earth’s water cycle is a complex system, and its characteristics are modified by climate change. Evaporation, water vapor condensation, and precipitation are important processes of the water cycle. Modeling these processes is especially challenging in the Arctic, where climate changes are amplified. Remote-sensing retrievals of water cycle parameters allow for [...]

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Mapping the performance of a versatile water-based condensation particle counter

15 February 2024

Wang, Yang; Mei, Fan

Supported by: ARM

Research area: Aerosol Properties

Airborne aerosol instrumentation plays a crucial role in understanding the spatial distribution of ambient aerosol particles. This study investigates a versatile water-based condensation particle counter (vWCPC) through simulations and experiments. It provides valuable insights to improve vWCPC measurement and operation for the community.

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