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Entries from October 2007

Where’d the rain go?

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

I presented Abrupt Changes in Rainfall During the Twentieth Century by Narisma, G. T. et al. for the ATOC Journal Club. The authors of this paper wanted to develop a method to identify abrupt decreases in rainfall between 1901 and 2000 using global observations, since there hadn’t been a study done on the droughts of [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate

Aquavit!

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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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