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Aerosol Effects on Clouds, Precipitation, and Organization of Cumulus Convection

March 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I reviewed the article titled “Aerosol Effects on Clouds, Precipitation, and the Organization of Shallow Cumulus Convection” from the Journal of The Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 65, February 2008. The authors had a desire to study the aerosol effects on clouds and climate. Using large eddy simulations they investigated the effects of aerosol on clouds, precipitation, [...]

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Tags: MTR3440 · Uncategorized

Know anything about carma.org (not the model)?

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Granted I don’t study present-day Earth’s climate change, but I was still surprised that the first I heard of a new website carma.org was through CNN yesterday rather than through the scientific community. Carma.org is a repository of CO2 emission and other energy consumption data by geographical locations all across the world. Have any of [...]

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October 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Since early October, I’ve been participating in the Aqua Validation and Intercomparison Experiment, Aquavit, at the AIDA chamber located at the Forschungszentrum (“Research Center”) Karlsruhe. Aquavit is an experiment with the purpose of testing and intercomparing instruments that measure water vapor in the atmosphere, especially those that measure in the extremely dry stratosphere. Below is [...]

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On the Road (pt 2)

August 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments

So I’m about to leave San Jose, Costa Rica for Houston, TX to continue with one more week of WB-57 flights as a part of the TC4 field campaign.  Things have been pretty hectic because the WB-57 had a fire at the beginning of July and was grounded for a couple of weeks.  We were [...]

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Comments on “Influence of dust composition on cloud droplet formation” by Kelly et al. 2007.

July 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Kelly, J. T., C. C. Chuang, and A. S. Wexler, “Influence of dust composition on cloud formation,” Atmos. Environ. 41, 2904-2916, 2007. This paper addresses the issue of dust particles serving as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Usually, dust is thought of as insoluble in water. Therefore, dust should not be able to serve as a [...]

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