ARM Aerial Facility
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory manages the structure, processes, and operations of the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement ARM Aerial Facility. As part of the DOE's ARM Aerial Facility (AAF), obtains airborne, or in situ, atmospheric measurements in support of cloud and climate research. The AAF enhances the utility and information content of ACRF long-term ground-based measurements by providing
- in situ measurements of cloud properties for evaluating and improving remote sensing retrievals
- spatial sampling not possible from the ground to provide context for and extend the ground-based measurements, for example, ice crystal habit or aerosol size distributions
- aircraft measurements in data sets for testing and evaluating high-resolution models and model parameterizations.
The AAF is funded by the Climate Change Research Division of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research program.
Contact: Beat Schmid