Operations Manager of the Us Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility
Doug Sisterson is a senior manager at Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. The ARM program is the largest federally sponsored climate change research program in DOE and the ARM facility provides the world’s most comprehensive 24/7 observational capabilities for obtaining atmospheric data specifically for climate change research. Specifically, Doug manages the Southern Great Plaines (SGP) site, the first and largest field measurement site established by the ARM Program. Scientists use SGP data to improve cloud and radiative models and parameterizations and, thereby, the performance of atmospheric general circulation models used for climate research.
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