Learning to Engage with the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility with Examples from the Houston-based TRACER Field Campaign

 This virtual short course will provide participants with an overview of the ARM facility and engage them through a series of interactive exercises on how to use ARM observational data for research and take advantage of other ARM facility resources.

January 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

Registration close date: CLOSED - Friday, January 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET
Participant cap: 50


Registration rates:

$0 for student members
$32 for members
$102 for non-members
$0 for student non-members (must be full-time undergraduate/graduate student)

Registration policy:

AMS requires a valid payment to be made within 5 days of the start of a course or sooner if registration has reached capacity. You will be contacted by AMS staff if payment is required. Refunds will not be issued to attendees within 7 days of the start of a course. Registrations are not transferable or exchangeable.

Course Description:

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility (www.arm.gov) is a U.S. Department of Energy user facility that in 2022 will celebrate its 30th anniversary of collecting atmospheric data. ARM operates approximately 450 instruments across a worldwide network of six ground-based atmospheric observatories in diverse climate regimes on a continuous basis with episodic aerial measurements. The data from these observatories are openly available and support the advancement of research associated with clouds, aerosols, precipitation, radiation, and their interactions and to support the evaluation and improvement of their parameterizations in global-scale models.

In this workshop, ARM staff and experienced ARM data users will provide an overview of the ARM facility and engage with workshop participants through a series of interactive exercises that will show participants how to use ARM observational data for their research and take advantage of other ARM facility resources. It is particularly appropriate to conduct this workshop at the 2022 AMS annual meeting because one of the ARM observatories will be deployed in the Houston, Texas, region from 01 October 2021 through 30 September 2022 for the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER). Short course exercises will use measurements from the TRACER campaign.

In addition to showing workshop participants how to use ARM measurements, the short course will also cover other ways in which the community can engage with the ARM facility, such as conducting field campaigns or using computational resources for ARM data analysis. Examples of these activities will be provided along with instruction on how to use these resources.

Participants will need access to Zoom through either the web or desktop application.


James Mather
James Mather

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Michael Jensen
Michael Jensen

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Giri Prakash
Giri Prakash

Oak Ridge National Laboratory