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DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Facility Campaign Coming to East River Watershed

The 2010‒2011 Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment (STORMVEX) included the deployment of the second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. AMF2 will return to Colorado in 2021 for SAIL. Photo and caption credit: DOE-ARM

A proposal to deploy a mobile atmospheric measurement facility in East River, CO Watershed was selected for award under the 2019 call for proposals to the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement User Facility.

Led by Berkeley Lab’s Daniel Feldman, the “Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL)” will run from September 2021 through June 2023 and will complement research conducted by the Watershed Function SFA and its extended network of collaborators. Together, says PI Feldman, SAIL and the SFA effort will represent the first integrated mountainous field laboratory, by measuring earth system fluxes and transformations from the bedrock through the atmosphere. Read more »