Accession Number : ADA247629

Title :   ARM Review - 1991,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : MacDonald, G.

Report Date : 20 JAN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) is a major component of the U.S. research program in global change. ARMs goals of quantifying the effect of clouds on the earth's radiation budget is a key element in improving global circulation models (GCM) through enhancing understanding of the fast physics of the atmosphere. ARM is a well organized and managed program. A major concern for the programs future is the availability of adequate resources to establish and maintain observation sites in the Western tropical Pacific and on the north slope of Alaska. Atmospheric radiation measurement (ARM), NAPAP, TOGA/COARE, Western tropical pacific, Core program.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERICS, *RADIATION, ALASKA, ATMOSPHERES, AVAILABILITY, BUDGETS, CIRCULATION, CLOUDS, CORES, GLOBAL, MEASUREMENT, OBSERVATION, PHYSICS, RESOURCES, SITES, SLOPE.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE