2019 AGU Presentations Featuring ASR Science

Published: 9 December 2019

With more than 25,000 attendees expected, the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting might feel overwhelming. We make it easy for you to find ASR-relevant science, meet up with colleagues, and discover new connections during the event in San Francisco, California.

Below is a list of ASR-related AGU meeting highlights. Go here to find more sessions, talks, and posters related to ASR.

Visit this web page for presentations and posters related to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. Add your presentation here to be featured on the ARM or ASR presentation web pages.

Follow us on Twitter (@armnewsteam) and Facebook (@arm.gov) for a real-time guide to relevant activities using the hashtags #ARMatAGU and #AGU19. Be sure to meet up with your colleagues at the ARM booth in the exhibition hall—Booth 1410.

Town Halls

ARM-Related Town Halls

Other DOE Climate and Environmental Sciences Division Town Halls

  • TH13H: AmeriFlux: Flux Synthesis and the Year of Methane
    Monday, December 9, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Moscone West – 2004, L2
    Primary Contact:
    Margaret S. Torn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Sébastien Biraud, Deb Agarwal, Stephen Chan, Danielle S. Christianson, Housen Chu, and Gilberto Pastorello, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Trevor F. Keenan, Macquarie University; Gavin McNicol, Stanford University; Dario Papale, University of Tuscia; Daniel B. Stover, DOE
  • TH23D: DOE’s Modeling Investments in the Arctic
    Tuesday, December 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Moscone West – 2006, L2
    Primary Contact:
    Renu Joseph, DOE
    Gerald L. Geernaert, Sally A. McFarlane, and Robert Vallario, DOE; Elizabeth Clare Hunke, Wilbert Weijer, and Joel C. Rowland, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Related Interagency Town Halls

  • TH35A: Federal Interagency Coordination for Research in the Arctic
    Wednesday, December 11, 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Moscone West – 2004, L2
    Primary Contact:
    Sara Bowden, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
    Renu Joseph, DOE; Renee Crain and Roberto Antonio Delgado, National Science Foundation; Guillermo Auad, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Martin O. Jeffries, Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory

Check Out the New ARM Data Discovery!

Be one of the first to test ARM’s new Data Discovery browser! Features include:

  • a simplified and intuitive interface
  • continuous integration of new search capabilities
  • guided search
  • data product recommendations based on user searches
  • comprehensive details about datastreams
  • account profiles showing order history and availability of new data
  • improved citation with additional formats.

ARM Data Center staff will provide tutorials on the new Data Discovery at the following times at the ARM booth:

  • Tuesday, December 10: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Maggie Davis; 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Ranjeet Devarakonda and Michael Crow
  • Wednesday, December 11: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with Maggie Davis; 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Ranjeet Devarakonda and Michael Crow.

Invited Oral Presentations

Invited Posters

Featured Unmanned Aerial System/Tethered Balloon System Presentations

Tethered balloon at Southern Great Plains
A tethered balloon crew member puts instruments on the tether for a flight in July 2019 at ARM’s Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory.

Featured Field Campaign Presentations

Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA)

ACE-ENA was the first campaign to significantly coordinate air and ground observations in the Eastern North Atlantic.

For better understanding of aerosols and low clouds in the remote marine environment, ACE-ENA paired measurements from ARM’s Eastern North Atlantic atmospheric observatory in the Azores with data from ARM’s now-retired Gulfstream-159 (G-1) research aircraft. After ACE-ENA concluded in February 2018, early data analysis confirmed several key seasonal variations in aerosol and cloud properties.

Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI)

ARM Mobile Facility during CACTI
An ARM Mobile Facility served as the primary observatory for CACTI.

From October 2018 through April 2019, CACTI explored the life cycles of large convective storms in Argentina’s Sierras de Córdoba mountain range, which is said to be the birthplace of the biggest thunderstorms in the world. CACTI ran concurrently with RELAMPAGO, a U.S.-Argentine-Brazilian campaign funded largely by the National Science Foundation. With 80 days of deep convection observed, CACTI represents a new wealth of measurements on cloud dynamics and microphysics, ambient thermodynamic and kinematic and surface conditions, and properties of aerosols.

Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/15)

The city of Manaus, Brazil—situated within the Amazon rainforest—is seen from the air.

During GoAmazon2014/15, scientists studied the atmosphere above and around Manaus, a city of more than 2 million people in central Brazil, during both the wet and dry seasons. Research from the campaign is shedding light on the interactions of pristine forest air and urban pollution.

Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Land-Ecosystems (HI-SCALE)

HI-SCALE’s two observation periods take advantage of different stages and distribution of “greenness” for various types of vegetation near the SGP megasite, as well as organic aerosol properties that vary during the growing season.
HI-SCALE’s two observation periods took advantage of different stages and distribution of “greenness” for various types of vegetation around ARM’s Southern Great Plains observatory, as well as organic aerosol properties that vary during the growing season.

In 2016, ARM conducted the HI-SCALE campaign around its Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory during two intensive operational periods—one from April to May and a second from August through September. The airborne and ground-based data from HI-SCALE are providing a closer look at the life cycle of shallow convective clouds.

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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.