Propose a Campaign : Preproposal Form

Before you begin, read the guidelines for submitting proposals for AMF or AAF deployments, which includes availability of facilities and an outline of the proposal process. Guidelines for smaller campaigns (e.g., deployment of a guest instrument at an ARM site) are also available. See the proposal review schedule for when campaigns will be approved.

Note: Expectations for investigators, associated with approved campaigns, include:

  • A final report.
  • Delivery of data from guest instruments.
  • May also include a science and operations plan depending on the complexity of the campaign.

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Field Campaign Proposal Name

Please limit to 50 characters (Example: Spring Cloud Field Campaign, Nauru Island Effect Study).

Field Campaign / Instrument Time Span

Free form. (Example: March 1, 2007 to October 31, 2007).

Primary ARM Site Designation

If your proposal includes any AMF support, please select AMF (e.g., a combined AAF and AMF deployment should be submitted as an AMF deployment). The form currently only allows ONE site designation. If no physical deployment is required, a special data set request may be appropriate.
Are you planning flights in different seasons? If so, please provide the timeframes.

Secondary ARM Site Designation

Are there any other ARM facilities included in this proposal? Please list them. For example, please indicate here if the G-1, Cessna 206, or unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations will be required to support an AMF deployment. Presently, UAS operations are only possible for the AMF3 at Oliktok Point, Alaska.

Scientific Focus

Briefly summarize the scientific goals you expect to achieve through this campaign.

Relevancy to ARM Mission

Please refer to our mission statement and the ARM Decadal Vision.


The description should include the general work plan and the experimental methods and nature of the measurements to be made. It should include information about the spatial and temporal nature of the data collection and methods for data analysis. It should clearly indicate how the proposed measurements will meet the scientific objectives. All data from ARM field campaigns must be delivered to the ARM Data Archive within six months of completion of the field campaign.

ARM Resources Needed

Include resources (e.g., facilities, instrumentation, logistical support, guest instrument support, soundings, special instrument scanning or operational strategies, etc.) being requested from the ARM Facility.

Review the lists of baseline instruments for the AMF1, AMF2, AMF3, MAOS, and AAF. It may not be feasible to deploy all instruments for every campaign, so please indicate which instruments are most critical for this activity. Also, please indicate if a scanning precipitation radar is required. If you are proposing to use chemistry measurements from the MAOS, carefully review these instruments and indicate what measurements are most critical for your campaign and for what duration. Also, indicate if there are any specific expectations for any of the chemistry measurements (e.g., specific targeted species). Note: Only one MAOS and one transportable precipitation radar are available across the ARM Facility.

Will additional instruments be brought to the site? Will these instruments require on-site support by the investigators? If so, over what period of time will investigators be on site (a site access request must be completed for each site visitor)? Are ARM technicians needed to establish and maintain additional instruments? If you are planning to bring an instrument on site, you will be asked to submit an instrument support request to provide information about your instrument including its power and data transfer requirements at the time of approval. You can review Instrument Support Request form for more information.


Are you planning to include other aircraft operations beyond those provided by the ARM Aerial Facility in your proposal? If so, please indicate the nature of the operations you plan to propose (e.g., platform, operator, payload summary) and explain the purpose of those aircraft by providing an outline in the "Additional Information" section below.
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Additional Information