This is a brief description of studies that exemplify the methods and approaches that have been developed and used by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers in conducting integrated assessments. See the complete list of Integrated Assessment Briefs to find out more about ORNL's efforts in integrated assessment. Contact Mike Farrell ( for more information.

ARM: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program

Primary and supplementary locales for the ARM Program.

How can massive amounts of atmospheric radiation data generated by the Department of Energy ARM program be managed, documented, quality-assured, and made easily accessible to the global climate change and the environmental scientific communities?

Data rates on the order of 10 terabytes per year will be generated by the 4 to 6 ARM field sites, saturating all of ORNL's present data storage capabilities within the first few months of operation.

New tools for dealing with this massive archive as well as producing usable data products are under development.

Exploitation of new types of robotics and storage media will be necessary to handle these data rates.

Department of Energy. 1990. Atmospheric radiation measurement program plan. DOE/ER-0441. Washington, D.C.

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Integrated Assessment Briefs. 1995. ORNL/M-4227. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.