Facility Statistics

The U.S. Department of Energy requires quarterly reports based on reporting requirements that address facility operations hours (which relate directly to data availability) and the number of users. The number of users include site visitors as well as computer accounts of those requesting data. Safety and publication statistics are also being reported. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2004, this information is provided for the entire facility as well as by individual site by fiscal year in a quarterly report. Below is a quick overview of the current numbers.

FY 2016 Statistics at a Glance

   = Goal Met

FY 2016 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Goals (hrs) 1987.20 1965.60 1965.60 1987.20
Actual (hrs) 2134.40 2052.96 2052.96 2031.36

Operational Statistics for the ARM Sites for the Period of July 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016

Hours of Operation Data Availability (%)
NSA 1987.20 1920.96 -0.0333 0.90 0.87
SGP 2097.60 2163.84 0.0316 0.95 0.98
ENA 1876.80 2009.28 0.0706 0.85 0.91
Site Average* 1987.20 2031.36 0.0222 0.90 0.92

*The ARM mobile facilities and aerial facility are not included in the operational baseline as they function intermittently.


ARM Climate Research Facility Scientific Users

FY 2016 Q4 Summary of Last 12 Months
Facility Access Type Unique Scientific Users fy16qt1-users
On Site 96
Off Site 148
Data 926
Total 1,170

To find user statistics for the past 5 years, see Table 1 on the historical visitor statistics page.