ARM climate modeling best estimate data: A new data product for climate studies

Xie Shaocheng, Renata B. McCoy, Stephen A. Klein, Richard T. Cederwall, Warren J. Wiscombe, Eugene E. Clothiaux, Krista L. Gaustad, Jean Christophe Golaz, Stefanie D. Hall, Michael P. Jensen, Karen L. Johnson, Yanluan Lin, Charles N. Long, James H. Mather, Raymond A. McCord, Sally A. McFarlane, Giri Palanisamy, Yan Shi, David D. Turner

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has established a number of ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF) and deployed an ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) in diverse climatic regimes around the world. The AMF has been deployed in diverse climatic regimes around the world to perform long-term continuous field measurements. The long-term continuous ACRF data provide significant information to improve understanding of the interaction between clouds and radiation, along with an observational basis for model validation, improvement, and climate studies. ARM has developed a data product specifically to be used by climate professionals to make ACRF data better serve the needs of climate studies and model development. The new data product is called, Climate Modeling Best Estimate (CMBE) dataset and assembles those quantities that are observed by ACRF and used in model evaluation into a single dataset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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