ARM Climate Research Facility: Outreach Through Collaborative Blogging

Rolanda Jundt Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Lynne Roeder Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dana Dupont Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Category: Infrastructure & Outreach

The ARM Climate Research Facility is a global scientific user facility for the study of climate change. As part of ongoing outreach efforts, the ARM Facility website launched a blog in 2010. Personnel from across the ARM and ASR organizations contribute posts about field campaigns, operations, conferences, education, and many other topics. Blog entries are created using WordPress software, a simple interface that allows contributors to easily post text, images, and captions. The “comment” feature lets visitors comment on blog entries and create a dialogue with the post’s author and other readers. WordPress also provides RSS feed capability so that users can subscribe directly to blog posts. The blog is integrated with the ARM News Center and other social media tools, such as Twitter and Facebook.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.