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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility

Photo courtesy of the ARM Climate Research Facility
Photo courtesy of the ARM Climate Research Facility
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science is a climate change research user facility. The facility offers research users cutting-edge ground and aerial instruments and testing facilities for continuous and long-term studies of the climate. The program’s objective is to improve scientific understanding of the fundamental physics of the interactions between clouds and radiative feedback processes in the atmosphere. The facility obtains field measurements and provides archived data products that assist scientific study and improvement of climate models and prediction.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, science and engineering staff help the ARM Climate Research Facility achieve program objectives by implementing the overall technical direction and operations oversight of the Facility, including the development of key instrument, data, communications, and field safety systems. PNNL is one of nine DOE national laboratories contributing to the management and operation of the facility.

The ARM Climate Research Facility provides scientists from around the world the opportunity to conduct research in a wide range of interdisciplinary Earth sciences using this infrastructure.

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