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Upper Tropical Tropospheric COS

October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

For the ATOC Journal Club I discussed a paper entitled Enhance Upper Tropical Tropospheric COS: Impact on the stratospheric aerosol layer, by J. Notholt et al. 2003. First what is COS, well it is carbonyl sulfide, which is created when carbonyl (carbon and oxygen) forms a double bond with sulfur. COS converts to sulfur dioxide [...]

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Tags: aerosols · ATOC Journal Club · stratosphere

Stratospheric Effects in IPCC Projections?

June 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Recently an interesting article found its way to my desk. It is titled ‘How Will the Stratosphere Affect Climate Change?’ and is in the June 15th 2007 issue of Science Magazine (Volume 316, Page 1576). This article discusses the importance of stratospheric effects in tropospheric climate models considered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [...]

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Tags: climate · stratosphere

Forcing in the Stratosphere

March 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Recently I read an interesting paper in science magazine titled Anthropegenic and Natural Influences in the Evolution of Lower Stratospheric Cooling by V. Ramaswamy et al. Different atmospheric forcings (natural and anthropogenic) and their degree of influence are analyzed using data and models. NOAA satellites, specifically channel 4 of the microwave sounding unit (MSU), provide [...]

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Tags: climate · modeling · satellite · stratosphere

NOxious gas flushed down from Heaven…

February 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Here is a great paper written by Randall et al. published in GRL in late 2006 entitled “Enhanced NOx in 2006 linked to strong upper stratospheric Arctic vortex”. (And I am not just saying that this paper is great because one of the authors happens to be an instructor for one of my classes…) The [...]

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Tags: climate · stratosphere

NOxious gas flushed down from Heaven…

February 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Here is a great paper written by Randall et al. published in GRL in late 2006 entitled “Enhanced NOx in 2006 linked to strong upper stratospheric Arctic vortex”. (And I am not just saying that this paper is great because one of the authors happens to be an instructor for one of my classes…) The [...]

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Tags: climate · stratosphere