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July 2, 2018

Amy Sullivan and Christine Chiu take part in historic ARM field campaign

When Jian Wang began to assemble the team behind the Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) field campaign, he had only one goal in mind: getting the best.

That team made history within the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. ACE-ENA had one of the largest, if not the largest, groups of women working on an ARM field campaign.

Christine Chiu, an ACE-ENA co-investigator and associate professor in CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science, says ARM sets a unique example for the opportunities it makes available to women.

“I hope ARM becomes a role model in the community for supporting female scientists,” says Chiu.

The ACE-ENA team, which included co-investigators, forecasters, data analysts, instrument mentors, and ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) staff, traveled to the Azores west of Portugal to study low clouds in a remote marine setting during two intensive operational periods: summer 2017 (June and July) and winter 2018 (January and February). ACE-ENA required ground-based measurements from ARM’s Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) atmospheric observatory on Graciosa Island, in addition to airborne data acquired aboard ARM’s Gulfstream-159 (G-1) research aircraft.

Read the ARM article, “ACE-ENA field campaign and ARM provide opportunities for female scientists.”

Photo above: Female ARM Aerial Facility staff and instrument mentors during ACE-ENA gather in front of ARM’s Gulfstream-159 (G-1) research aircraft during the winter 2018 intensive operational period. From left to right, they are: Amy Sullivan, Colorado State University; Maria Zawadowicz, Alyssa Matthews, Fan Mei, and Lexie Goldberger, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Susanne Glienke, Michigan Technological University. Not pictured are Tamara Pinterich of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Kaitlyn Suski of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.