A news feature published in Vol. 461 of Nature magazine covers the ARM Mobile Facility deployment in China.
A news feature published in Vol. 461 of Nature magazine covers the ARM Mobile Facility deployment in China.

In 2008, with all eyes on Beijing during the Olympics, the ARM Mobile Facility quietly obtained eight months of climate data from the city of Shouxian, west of Shanghai. Combined with atmospheric measurements from several other locations during the same time period, these data are the first of their kind, and represent not only a significant contribution to climate research, but also scientific collaborations between the United States and China. Nature reporter Jane Qiu describes the many challenges and victories of this complex deployment in the magazine's September issue (Vol. 461). If you have a subscription to the magazine, you can view the article here.