Arm has long-term plans to improve data descriptions, internal analyses, and analytical techniques

After nearly 30 years of continuous data collection worldwide, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility has archived almost 4 petabytes of data on the processes that drive Earth’s climate and weather.

Aiming to amplify this unique store of 24/7 information, ARM recently conducted a yearlong examination of ways to optimally sharpen and broadcast its freely available data.

The result is the 31-page Decadal Vision document, written by ARM Technical Director Jim Mather and published in 2021.

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