2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Department of Energy ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE)

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Program Manager:
Dr. Peter Milne

ASC POC/Implementer:
Judy Shiple / Elizabeth Kauffman / Chad Naughton

Principal Investigator

Dr. Dan Lubin

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, California

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Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Near station


The Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program deployed more than 60 atmospheric measuring instruments to McMurdo Station in November and December 2015 to make the first observations of Antarctic cloud microphysics using advanced instrumentation over an entire annual cycle. The McMurdo Station site is staffed by two DOE subcontractors who remain with the facility for the project's duration. The facility will remain in operation for the duration of the 2016 calendar year and will be packed up for shipping off continent aboard the 2017 resupply vessel.

Field Season Overview

The ARM Mobile Facility 2 (AMF-2) is a climate research facility that was installed at the CosRay site in 2015. The facility will continue operating this season with a staff of two US Department of Energy (DOE) subcontractors. Additional personnel will arrive later in the season to assist with packing up the facility and equipment to be shipped off continent. ASC contractors will assist with site removal and remediation.

Deploying Team Members

  • Jody Ellis
  • Steele Griffiths
  • John Hamelmann
  • Amon Haruta
  • Bradley Isom
  • Krzysztof Krzton
  • Paul Ortega
  • Heath Powers