Utqiagvik Arctic Research Facility

In its role supporting the DOE Office of Science’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM program), Sandia currently manages an atmospheric facility in the North Slope of Alaska located near Utqiagvik (previously Barrow). The Utqiagvik facility supports instrumentation built specifically for the Arctic to obtain continuous measurements of clouds, aerosols, precipitation, energy, and other meteorological variables. It consists of shelters containing instruments, communications, and data systems. The site is used by non-Sandia personnel conducting Office of Science-supported atmospheric research and can work with researchers from other institutions or programs.