Request for Preproposals - Scientific Research at the ARM Climate Research Facility

Date: 
4 January 2013

Request for Preproposals
Scientific Research at the ARM Climate Research Facility
U.S. Department of Energy

Preproposal deadline: Friday, 1 February 2013

To submit a proposal, please go to:
http://www.arm.gov/campaigns/propose

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) welcomes preproposals from all
scientists, worldwide, for use of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
(ARM) Climate Research Facility. Scientists can propose to use any of
the research sites (http://www.arm.gov/sites/) and the ARM Mobile
Facilities or ARM Aerial Facility (AAF). In fiscal year 2014 two new ARM
facilities will open, and campaign proposals for these locations are
also welcomed now.

Proposals are being accepted for usage of the second mobile facility
(AMF2) for fall of 2015 for U.S. deployments or early winter in 2016 for
international deployments. The G-1, operated by the AAF, is available
beginning in August 2015 for short intensive deployments anywhere or
longer-term deployments over an ARM site. Selections for AAF will be
considered between August 2015 and the end of fiscal year 2016.
Possible instruments and configurations are available at:
http://www.arm.gov/sites/aaf/instruments. The first mobile facility
(AMF1) is available for deployment in the spring of 2016.

Specific starting dates will depend on the end of previous campaigns.
Availability dates and capabilities of the mobile facilities and aerial
facility are available at: http://www.arm.gov/campaigns/.

Priority will be given to proposals that make comprehensive use of the
ARM facilities and focus on long-term goals of the DOE Office of
Biological and Environmental Research, which can be reviewed at:
http://science.energy.gov/~/media/ber/pdf/CESD-StratPlan-2012.pdf.
Successful proposals will be supplied all operational and logistical
resources (provided at no cost to the principal investigator).
Successful principal investigators may have an opportunity to obtain a
research grant from the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program for
the analysis and/or process modeling for three years that supports the
science goals and objectives of the proposal.

Preproposal deadline: Friday, 1 February 2013.

To submit a proposal, please go to:
http://www.arm.gov/campaigns/propose.

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