Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Douglas L. Sisterson
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Field Program
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 1975.
Current Role
Meteorologist, Facility Manager for the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Climate Research Facility, with responsibility for managing the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) fixed site and the ARM Facility Instrument Coordinator with responsibility for coordinating all ARM instrumentation and instrument Mentors.
Management of world-class research facilities housing ground-based remote sensors that provide continuous, near real-time, quality-assured measurements of atmospheric processes that drive Earth’s climate and weather systems.
Career Highlights
  • Manager: ARM SGP Climate Research Facility, providing the world’s most comprehensive continuous observational capabilities for obtaining atmospheric data specifically for climate change research.
  • Researcher: Wet and dry removal processes and pollutant transport, emphasizing processes leading to the formation of acid precipitation; fundamental boundary layer meteorology and micrometeorology processes related to unrealized wind power potential in the Midwest.
  • Author: State of Science Report for the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program.
  • Awards: Argonne and University of Chicago recognition for performance and service to education.