2023 AMS Presentations Featuring ASR Data

Published: 5 January 2023

The 2023 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting will be held from January 8 to 12 in Denver, Colorado, as well as online. We want to make it easy for you to find ASR-relevant science, meet up with colleagues, and discover new connections during the event.

Below is a list of ASR-related AMS meeting highlights (all times Mountain). Information is subject to change; please check the AMS Annual Meeting website for the most up-to-date information.

Follow us on Twitter (@armnewsteam) and Facebook (@arm.gov) for a real-time guide to relevant activities using the hashtags #ARMAMS and #AMS2023.

Go here to find more sessions, talks, and posters related to Atmospheric System Research (ASR) as well as ARM-related presentations and posters.

Add your presentation to be featured on the ASR or ARM presentation web pages.

Attending AMS in person? U.S. Department of Energy ASR Program Manager Shaima Nasiri will be presenting an ASR program poster in the AMS poster hall on January 10. Also, make sure to visit the ARM booth in the exhibition hall—Booth 516. There you can view facility materials, attend flash talks, and meet with ARM and ASR representatives.

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Invited Presentations

Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL)

In front of a snowy backdrop, ARM's tethered balloon system hovers over the ground.
In addition to collecting ground-based measurements, ARM is gathering tethered balloon system data during the ongoing SAIL campaign near Crested Butte, Colorado. Photo is courtesy of Dari Dexheimer, Sandia National Laboratories.

The SAIL field campaign, which kicked off in September 2021 and is set to close operations in June 2023, takes place in the 300-square-kilometer (116-square-mile) East River Watershed near Crested Butte, Colorado. As part of SAIL, a portable ARM observatory is providing valuable atmospheric data that researchers are using to develop detailed measurements of mountainous water-cycle processes as they pertain to the Colorado River, which supplies water for 40 million people in the American West.

Through SAIL, researchers from DOE national laboratories, universities, and research centers and agencies will enable an atmosphere-through-bedrock understanding of mountainous water cycles. NOAA and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring concurrent field studies in the region that will contribute to SAIL research.

Tracking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER)

Dark clouds streak above an ARM Mobile Facility operating in La Porte, Texas, in June 2022 as part of TRACER.

TRACER, which ran from October 2021 through September 2022, provided convective cloud observations with high space and time resolution over a broad range of environmental and aerosol conditions around the Houston, Texas, region. As part of TRACER, ARM deployed a portable observatory southeast of downtown Houston, a scanning precipitation radar south of downtown, and an ancillary site southwest of the city, where tethered balloon systems were launched. Together, these ARM measurements are helping researchers better understand the variability of aerosols and meteorology between the urban Houston area and surrounding rural environments.

Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC)

R/V Polarstern during polar night in the Arctic
The icebreaker R/V Polarstern transported ARM instruments to the central Arctic and was frozen into the ice for almost a full year as part of the MOSAiC expedition. Photo is by Lukas Piotrowski, Alfred Wegener Institute.

The massive MOSAiC expedition set out to document the atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem in the central Arctic. More than 400 field participants and 60 institutions from 20 countries were active in the German-led expedition from September 2019 to October 2020.

MOSAiC’s central observatory was the icebreaker R/V Polarstern, which froze into and then drifted with the arctic sea ice for most of the year. ARM provided the most atmospheric instruments—more than 50—to the expedition.

Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI)

Radar for CACTI field campaign
The CACTI field campaign in the Sierras de Córdoba mountain range of north-central Argentina began in October 2018 and ended in April 2019. This region experiences some of the world’s largest and most destructive thunderstorms. CACTI’s goal was to help fill in knowledge gaps about how large regional convective storms form, grow, and organize. Photo is by Janek Uin, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

From October 2018 through April 2019, CACTI collected ground and aerial data to explore the life cycles of convective clouds in Argentina’s Sierras de Córdoba mountain range. This area is said to spawn the biggest thunderstorms in the world. The campaign featured the first deployment of the second-generation C-Band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar, which delivers slice-like flat images of the atmosphere.

CACTI ran concurrently with Remote sensing of Electrification, Lightning, And Mesoscale/microscale Processes with Adaptive Ground Observations (RELAMPAGO), a campaign largely funded by the National Science Foundation.

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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.