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DOE ARM Facility Highlighted in Three Oklahoma Newspapers
Published: November 09, 2009
Posted: November 11, 2009

An article written by Dr. Peter Lamb, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Site Scientist for the Southern Great Plains (SGP), was featured in the three largest newspapers in Oklahoma. Dr. Lamb noted that a former governor's initiative to build the statewide 120-station Oklahoma Mesonet and the decision of DOE to locate the first and largest ARM Climate Research Facility site in the state has resulted in Oklahoma becoming the world's leading atmospheric observatory. Dr. Lamb states that the SGP "is the world's largest climate observatory and the 'crown jewel' of the Energy Department's climate change research programs." The article also notes that $12 million in Recovery Act funding will add new instruments to enhance significantly the cloud and aerosol observing capability of the site. The article appeared in the Norman Transcript on October 17, the Daily Oklahoman (or News OK) on October 25, and the Tulsa World on November 4.

Contact: Wanda Ferrell, SC-23.1, (301) 903-0043
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Atmospheric System Research
  • Facility: DOE ARM User Facility

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER

 

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