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Measuring radiation with aircraft

January 23rd, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Peter Hill In my career as an atmospheric scientist I’ve relied on observational data from a wide range of sources including satellite imagery, surface measurements, ground-based and satellite based radar, and aircraft measurements. Last July I had my first … Continue reading

Childhood white Christmases: nostalgia or reality?

January 16th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Inna Polichtchouk Nearly every Christmas, I travel back to Finland in the hope of celebrating Christmas Eve in the well below freezing temperatures surrounded by a plethora of snow. My childhood memory of this magical day begins with a cross-country … Continue reading

Geoengineering – how could we detect its cooling effect?

January 9th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Eunice Lo Sulphate aerosol injection (SAI) is one of the geoengineering proposals that aim to reduce future surface temperature rise in case ambitious carbon dioxide mitigation targets cannot be met.  Climate model simulations suggest that by injecting 5 Tg of sulphur dioxide gas … Continue reading

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