General Lab Information

Bankhead National Forest Observatory

Brookhaven Lab will play an active role in the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s newest atmospheric observatory in Bankhead National Forest in northwestern Alabama. Observations with the third ARM Mobile Facility, AMF3, will commence in 2024 and continue for five years, with the goals of improving process understanding and model representation of aerosol, cloud, and land-atmosphere operations. The proposal was submitted by a multi-institutional team led by Brookhaven Lab scientists, and collaborations are planned with the University of Alabama at Hunstville and field measurement networks such as AmeriFlux and the Alabam MesoNet.

photo of the Bankhead National Forest ARM facility construction site

Bankhead National Forest ARM facility under construction.