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Entries from February 2007

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

So I received a call from my father in Tulsa, OK, a few weeks ago, and he starts by saying “Hey Sean, What’s your friend Lars’ last name?”. I tell him and ask him why, and he says “Oh. Good. Some quack (not the actualy word he used) named Lars from Boulder (not actually my [...]

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Tags: climate · general interest · global warming

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

February 27th, 2007 · 10 Comments

So I received a call from my father in Tulsa, OK, a few weeks ago, and he starts by saying “Hey Sean, What’s your friend Lars’ last name?”. I tell him and ask him why, and he says “Oh. Good. Some quack (not the actualy word he used) named Lars from Boulder (not actually my [...]

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Tags: climate · general interest · global warming

Wait, the Earth is cooling?

February 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The surface of the Earth, and those living on it, are directly affected by the troposphere. Thus, climate change in this layer from both anthropogenic and natural sources is a hot topic and the subject of much research. However, Earth’s atmosphere extends far beyond the troposphere and each layer is influenced by the other. As [...]

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Tags: climate

Early Earth: Not So Hot?

February 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Early Earth was a strange place. Take incident solar radiation, for example. The Sun had about 80% of its current intensity 2.5 billion years ago. Today, if you placed a giant screen over the sun and blocked out 20% of the light emitted, the Earth’s average surface temperature would be below water’s freezing point. Yet, [...]

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Tags: climate

IPCC SPM Overview

February 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Here is a copy of the presentation I gave at last week’s ATOC journal club on the IPCC SPM report.  It’s basically a regurgitation of the information in the SPM and in my previous post on what’s new in the AR4 SPM compared to TAR.  It’s not exactly the most exciting presentation, but I invite [...]

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Tags: climate · general interest · modeling