Field research campaigns are essential for observing and measuring actual Earth system phenomena and validating computer models that simulate Earth systems. Ultimately, field data help improve the nation's ability to predict climate change and its impacts.
In carrying out field campaigns, PNNL draws on its expertise in field experiments and observations, instrument design and deployment, laboratory and field measurements, and modeling and evaluation.
Field campaigns often involve international collaboration. PNNL has served in leadership and technical roles in campaigns ranging from Darwin, Australia to Africa and Chile. PNNL's world class facilities and equipment, combined with leadership in technical direction of the DOE's ARM Climate Research Facility, ARM Aerial Facility, and Atmospheric Systems Research (ASR), contribute to our unique strengths in the arena of large-scale field campaigns.
- Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP, 2012)
- ARM MJO Investigation Experiment (AMIE, 2011)
- CARES—Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (2010)
- Routine AVP Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO, 2009)
- Variability of the American Monsoon Systems Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study (VOCALS, 2008)
- Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC, 2008)
- Cloud, Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC)
- Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Processing Study (CHAPS, 2007)
- Flynn Field Files (CHAPS and CLASIC, 2007)
- Texas Air Quality Study II (2006)
- Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE, 2006)
- Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations (MILAGRO, 2006)