Engineering Support and Cyber Security for the ARM Climate Research Facility
Argonne is responsible for the worldwide data collection network, network architecture, and cyber security
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is the largest global climate change research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science. Nine DOE national laboratories share responsibility for managing and operating the ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF). This unique partnership supports the DOE mission to provide for the Nation’s energy security. This mission includes studying the impacts of climate on current and future energy production and developing solutions based on a sound energy strategy.
Argonne’s Information Sciences Group provides technical support to the ARM Program in the following areas:
- Design and implementation of the worldwide communications infrastructure required to operate the measurement network, including on-site local area networks and instrument communications as well as wide area communications
- Development of plans and procedures for the routine operation of ARM data systems and communications infrastructure in a manner that ensures recovery of high-quality data in a cost-effective and timely manner
- In addition to managing the network infrastructure and cyber security at these facilities, the Information Sciences Group also defined cyber operational requirements, which must be supported at the measurement facilities, data management facility, data system engineering, and interconnecting wide area network
ARM facilities are widely distributed across the globe, including the U.S. Southern Great Plains (central facility plus remote-sensing instrument clusters in Oklahoma and Kansas); North Slope of Alaska (Barrow and Atqasuk); Tropical Western Pacific (Los Negros Island, Manus, Papua New Guinea; Nauru Island, Republic of Nauru; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia); and several mobile locations, including California; Niger, Northern Africa; Germany; and China.
The scientific infrastructure that has been created as part of the ARM Program is a valuable national and international asset for advancing scientific knowledge of earth systems. The enhanced infrastructure will eventually include improved physical facilities as well as new and updated scientific capabilities.
Read about the Arm Mobile Facility 2 as well as some of our ARM data visualization.
More information is available at www.arm.gov.
For more information, contact:
Decision and Information Sciences Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave., Bldg. 221
E-mail Cory Stuart