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

Subcloud convergence lines: properties and implications on deep-convection initiation

27 May 2024

Kirshbaum, Daniel

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Vertical Velocity

Boundary-layer convergence lines (CLs) and their associated subcloud updrafts are responsible for many, if not most, deep-convection initiation events in the continental USA. To quantify the morphology and strength of CLs, and to compare them to ordinary turbulent circulations in the boundary layer, we develop two methods of CL quantification [...]

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Constraining effects of aerosol-cloud interaction by accounting for coupling between cloud and land

26 May 2024

Su, Tianning; Li, Zhanqing

Supported by: ARM ASR

Research area: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions

Aerosol-cloud-interaction (ACI) remains a source of uncertainties in climate forcing, stemming partially from a paucity of in situ measurements of aerosol and/or cloud condensation nuclei at the cloud base. Most observation analyses of the ACI rely either on aerosol column loading measured by space-borne and ground-based sensors that would be valid under well-mixed conditions, which is usually the [...]

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