Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy scientific user facility, now includes two mobile facilities, an aerial facility, and data archive available for use by scientists worldwide. The ARM Program began in 1989 with funding from DOE to develop several highly instrumented ground stations to study cloud formation processes and their influences on radioactive transfer. This scientific infrastructure and resultant data archive are valuable international assets for advancing scientific knowledge of Earth's systems. Primarily, ARM focuses on obtaining continuous field measurements and providing data products that promote the advancement of climate models.