Our Measurement Capabilities and Leadership
Understanding Earth systems begins with observing, measuring, and analyzing data collected in the field or sampled remotely. PNNL scientists lead and participate in a broad range of national and international field research campaigns aimed at improving our understanding of the atmosphere and related Earth systems. PNNL is also an international leader in laboratory studies of atmospheric processes, with internationally recognized scientists using one-of-a-kind instruments to probe the fundamental properties of aerosol particles and other components of the atmosphere. Both of these sets of activities leverage our extensive experience with observational programs—including technical direction of the ARM Climate Research Facility and the ARM Aerial Facility and management of the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL)—coupled with expertise in instrument design and deployment. Ultimately, our goal is to use insights gleaned from measurements to improve atmospheric, climate, and Earth system models.
Leadership in Scientific Field Campaigns [+expand/-collapse]
Laboratory Chamber Facilities [+expand/-collapse]
Ground-based Measurement Systems [+expand/-collapse]