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Entries from February 2008

Mountain-triggered cumulus evolving from shallow to deep convection.

February 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This post is a summary of “The Cumulus, Photogrammetric In Situ, And Doppler Observations Experiment 0f 2006″ published by R. Damiani, J. Zehnder, B. Geerts, J. Demko, S. Haimov, J. Petti, G.S. Poulos, A. Razdan, J. Huh, M. Leuthold, and J. French in the January 2008 issue of Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). [...]

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Tags: MTR3440

Global Warming and Radiative Forcing

February 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

As I’m sure many of you are aware, the issue of global warming has been deeply embedded within the concerns of nations across the world. With an issue that is so widespread, you would think that the causes would be common knowledge to everyone. However, from my experience over the past few years, I have [...]

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Tags: global warming · MTR3440

A Summary of “Effect of Dynamics on Mixed-Phase Cloud: Theoretical Considerations”- Korolev & Field

February 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of posts by undergraduate students in the course “Physical Meteorology: Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Physics” that I am teaching at Metro State College of Denver. I hope you enjoy! -Sean Davis The following is a brief overview of the paper “The Effects of Dynamics on [...]

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Tags: modeling · MTR3440

The Tragedy of the Commons: Peak Oil and Climate Change

February 6th, 2008 · 10 Comments

“The Tragedy of the Commons” was published in Science in 1968 by Garrett Hardin. Hardin argued that some problems have “no technical solution”. A technical solution is something that can be solved by technology or the natural sciences, demanding no change in human values or ideas of morality. The problem Garrett was referring to was [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate · general interest · global warming