The ARM program in the Tropical Western Pacific Metadata

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  • Main Title The ARM program in the Tropical Western Pacific


  • Author: Clements, W.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Barnes, F.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Tropical Western Pacific Program Office
  • Author: Ackerman, T.P.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Mather, J.H.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Meteorology


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary, Management and Administration.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program was created in 1989 as part of the US Global Change Research Program to improve the treatment of atmospheric radiative and cloud processes in computer models used to predict climate change. The overall goal of the ARM program is to develop and test parameterizations of important atmospheric processes, particularly cloud and radiative processes, for use in atmospheric models. This goal is being achieved through a combination of field measurements and modeling studies. Three primary locales were chosen for extensive field measurement facilities. These are the Southern Great Plains of the United States, the Tropical Western Pacific, and the North Slope of Alaska and Adjacent Arctic Ocean. This paper describes the ARM program in the Tropical Western Pacific locale.
  • Physical Description: 13 p.


  • Keyword: Clouds
  • Keyword: Solar Radiation
  • Keyword: Tropical Regions
  • Keyword: Climatic Change
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Climate Models
  • Keyword: Forecasting


  • Conference: 4. SPREP meeting of Regional Meteorological Service directors, Apia (Samoa); Noumea (New Caledonia), 8-10 Jul 1997; 18-22 Aug 1997


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE99000654
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-1878
  • Report No.: CONF-9707182--;CONF-9708188--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 676911
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712290


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE99000654