Recovery Act-funded Additions to the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Sites on the North Slope of Alaska

Mark Ivey Sandia National Laboratories
Jeffrey Zirzow Sandia National Laboratories
Valerie Sparks Sandia National Laboratories
Bernard Zak Multiple Academic
Johannes Verlinde The Pennsylvania State University
Scott Richardson Pennsylvania State University
Jessica Cherry International Arctic Research Center
Martin Stuefer University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Category: Infrastructure & Outreach

Working Group: Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interaction

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides scientific infrastructure and data archives to the international Arctic research community through a national user facility, the ARM Climate Research Facility, located on the North Slope of Alaska. The ARM sites at Barrow and Atqasuk, Alaska have been collecting and archiving atmospheric data for more than 10 years. These data have been used for scientific investigation as well as remote sensing validations. Funding from the Recovery Act (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) will be used to install new instruments and upgrade existing instruments at the North Slope sites. These instruments include: scanning precipitation radar; scanning cloud radar; automatic balloon launcher; high spectral resolution lidar; eddy correlation flux systems; and upgraded ceilometer, AERI, micropulse lidar, and millimeter cloud radar. Information on these planned additions and upgrades will be provided in our poster. An update on activities planned at Oliktok Point will also be provided.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.