ARM Call for Preliminary Proposals Now Open

Published: 3 December 2019
ARM is accepting preliminary proposals for field campaigns. The deadline is April 3, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now accepting preliminary proposals from scientists worldwide to use components of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility for field campaigns.

Preproposals are due April 3, 2020, for:

  • Use of the first ARM Mobile Facility – AMF1 will be available for deployment beginning in October 2022 for a domestic deployment or December 2022 for an international deployment. The core set of instruments available for this deployment will be very similar to the set currently deployed for the Cold-Air Outbreaks in the Marine Boundary Experiment (COMBLE) field campaign. Significant science justification should be made if the scanning cloud radar is required.
  • Supplemental campaigns – Level 4 campaign proposals to augment an ARM atmospheric observatory will be considered for calendar years 2021−2022.
  • Note: ARM Aerial Facility deployments will not be available for this call.

Submit preproposals online through the field campaign preproposal form.

Be sure to check the ARM campaign page for more details, including current campaigns and capabilities, and proposal due dates. Proposed deployments should focus on research that addresses the ARM mission of improving the understanding and representation of clouds and aerosols in earth system models, as well as their interactions and coupling with the Earth’s surface.

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • make comprehensive use of the ARM facilities
  • focus on strategic goals of the DOE Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program
  • have the ability to improve regional or global earth system models.

Proposals that coordinate with other BER community capabilities (e.g., Environmental Molecular Sciences LaboratoryAmeriFlux NetworkNext Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic and TropicsEnergy Exascale Earth System Model) or that support the goals of the Global Energy and Water cycle Exchanges (GEWEX) project are encouraged.

Read the ARM article on five tips for a successful campaign proposal.

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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.