Recovery Act Instruments: Deployment and Data Processing Plans

Jimmy Voyles Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
James Mather Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Category: Infrastructure & Outreach

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science allocated $60 million to the ARM Climate Research Facility for the purchase of instruments and improvement of research sites. With these funds, ARM is in the process of purchasing a broad variety of new instruments that will greatly enhance the measurement capabilities of the facility. New instruments being purchased include dual-frequency scanning cloud radars, scanning precipitation radars, Doppler lidars, a mobile Aerosol Observing System, and many others. A list of instruments being purchased is available at http://www.arm.gov/about/recovery-act. Orders for nearly all instruments have now been placed, and activities are underway to prepare for the next phase of the project, deployment. The deployment phase includes the physical installation of instruments as well as providing for the transfer of data from the sites to the archive. This data transfer also includes the development of data products for the many new instruments. An overview of instrument deployment and data processing plans will be presented.

http://www.arm.gov/about/recovery-act

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