Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility (ACRF)
Through the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, the US Department of Energy has funded the development of several heavily instrumented ground stations for studying cloud formation processes and influences on radioactive transfer and for measuring other parameters that determine the radioactive properties of the atmosphere. This scientific infrastructure, and resultant data archive, is a valuable international asset for advancing scientific knowledge of earth's systems. To provide more research capability for the global scientific community, ARM's field research sites are now being made available for use by scientists worldwide through the ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF). The ACRF has enormous potential to contribute to a wide range of interdisciplinary science in areas such as hydrology, ecology, and weather forecasting to name only a few. Proposed projects at the ACRF are reviewed by the widely respected group of scientists on the ACRF Science Board.