The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility provides the climate research community with strategically located in situ and remote sensing observatories designed to improve the understanding and representation, in climate and earth system models, of clouds and aerosols as well as their interactions and coupling with the Earth's surface. The Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program supports an improved understanding of key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiation processes that affect the Earth's radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. ASR has four priority research areas that correspond to atmospheric regimes with large uncertainties in Earth system prediction: aerosol processes, warm boundary-layer processes, convective processes, and high-latitude processes. The ASR principal investigators (PIs) are an important user group for the ARM facility, contributing 75% of scientific publications resulting from ARM data. The 2020 joint user facility/PI meeting will provide a venue for ASR PIs and ARM scientific facility users to report on progress from their research and provide input on scientific priorities, needs, and gaps to the ARM facility.
The meeting will include reports from ASR working group chairs on progress within the working groups, scientific presentations by ARM facility users and ASR principal investigators chosen from submitted abstracts, reports from the ARM infrastructure staff on status and plans of the ARM observational facilities, scientific poster sessions, and breakout discussion sessions on specific topics associated with the ASR program or ARM facility. The meeting will also include tutorials for facility users on topics such as navigating the ARM archive, data management, radar data, and software for analyzing ARM data. The meeting is essential to foster and sustain collaboration among the ARM facility and ASR scientists and to continue progress toward programmatic goals in advancing the understanding of atmospheric processes that are crucial to climate. The plenary and poster sessions provide a forum for principal investigators and facility users to present their work to their scientific colleagues and program managers, while the breakout sessions provide a forum for more focused planning of upcoming collaborative scientific activities and a forum for the facility to hear input from key scientific users. The tutorials will assist users in making the most productive use of the ARM facility.
Abstract Submission Deadline – February 24, 2020
Meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Specific Information will be coming soon.