Meeting Moves ASR Science and the ARM Facility Forward

Published: 26 May 2016

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The Sheraton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, hosted this year's meeting.About 240 Atmospheric System Research (ASR) scientists and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility staff met May 2 to 5 at the 2016 Joint User Facility/Principal Investigator Meeting in Tysons Corner, Virginia, to review progress from the past year and plan future research directions.
The three-and-a-half-day meeting included scientific presentations on everything from combining modeling and observations, to secondary organic aerosols, to ice nucleation. Plenary presentations by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program managers for ASR, Ashley Williamson and Shaima Nasiri, shared information on the numerous workshops held in the past year that are being used to develop ASR’s updated overall science vision and strategy. These include the ACME/ARM/ASR, or AAA, Workshop, New Strategies for Addressing Anthropogenic-Biogenic Interactions of SOA in Climate Models, ASR Marine Low Clouds Workshop, and ASR Atmospheric Convection Workshop. Another workshop on Absorbing Aerosols was also held in 2016.

Chongai Kuang
Chongai Kuang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, presents his poster during one of the posters sessions held during the 2016 meeting.
ARM’s DOE program managers, Sally McFarlane and Rick Petty, along with ARM Facility staff members, and the chair of the ARM User Executive Committee (UEC), made plenary presentations on the extensive progress made in implementing the ARM reconfiguration, including establishing the Southern Great Plains site and North Slope of Alaska sites as “megasites,” enhancing ARM measurements, and implementing the LES ARM Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) Workflow.
In total, there were 20 plenary presentations, 31 breakout sessions, and 169 science and facility posters. There was also an ARM Data Booth intended to draw in people to learn about ARM data.
You can view the presentations and posters on the ASR meeting website.

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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.