Providing data and computing capabilities to advance understanding of atmospheric radiation
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Science and Integration Group provides cutting-edge computing capabilities and observational and modeling data about atmospheric phenomena to scientists around the world through the ARM Data Center. The center is part of the ARM user facility, a DOE Office of Science user facility managed and operated through a collaborative effort led by nine DOE national laboratories.
The ARM Data Science and Integration Group at ORNL manages a continuous stream of observational and remote sensing measurements taken on the ground, by air, and via ship. The measurements track various atmospheric phenomena, including radiation, cloud characteristics, and the concentration and movement of airborne particles. The group translates this data into citable data products and makes them available through the ARM data discovery tool. Since these data sets can be too large to analyze with a personal computer, the group also facilitates access to computing clusters called Cumulus and Stratus, which are housed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. Scientists can request access to computing capabilities through the ARM Data Center.