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comment What is your favorite earth science joke?
See my further rationale at the meta question that BHF linked to.
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comment How will the rising ocean affect aquatic life?
@David, Well, that's a less value-laden question, for sure. But now I wonder if it's too broad. However, Mark's answer seems to deal with it well enough.
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accepted How long does it ocean conveyor take to circulate
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accepted Can mining trigger earthquakes?
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accepted What do weather forecasters mean when they say "50% chance of rain"?
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accepted Alternatives to Plant Functional Types as parametrisations in land surface models?
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answered Why are there more intense earthquakes in Iran than in Iraq?
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comment Is telling jokes good marketing?
Sure, I said it doesn't have many ways, not that it doesn't have any. But chat really isn't for everyone. I don't like SE's chat, and I'm a regular IRC user. And sure, I'd be happy for the question to be left on hold for a while, but it doesn't make sense to me to delete it now, just to have to re-ask it later.
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accepted Are we aiming to be an expert site?
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answered Is telling jokes good marketing?
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comment How will the rising ocean affect aquatic life?
So good==more species?
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comment What is your favorite earth science joke?
Voting to re-open. For teh lulz. Cross Validated's questions are great, and don't detract from the site in any way that I can see.
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comment How will the rising ocean affect aquatic life?
How can the response of such an extremely complex system as the entire marine ecosystem be classified into the ridiculously simple concepts "good" or "bad"? Undoubtedly many species will be pushed to extinction. On the other hand, some will thrive. Some of those species have commercial value to humans, some have aesthetic value, some act as keystone species that many other species rely on, some might have almost no effect if they disappear, or their disappearance might even have a positive effect on other species. How do you even define "good" or "bad" in that context?
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comment Alternatives to Plant Functional Types as parametrisations in land surface models?
+1, but a couple of points: I never said PFTs were not useful, just perhaps not optimal. Also, JULES isn't a general circulation model, but it can be coupled with one (like the Met Office Unified Model). I'd be really interested in any examples of the approaches mentioned in your second last paragraph.
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comment What hardware limits plotting speed in R?
Relevant discussion to hadley's point: groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ggplot2/nFabw697JK0
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comment subsetting in data.table
Not everything: dt <- data.table(a=c(1,2,3), b=c(4,5,6), c=c(7,8,9)); dt[, c('b', 'c')] returns a vector of column names - with data.frame, it returns the columns.
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reviewed Leave Open Princples of process (systems) based modeling
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comment Princples of process (systems) based modeling
This might be more suitable for scicomp.stackexchange.com. If not, you'd be better off removing the "This is a bit off topic, but " part at the start, and editing it to make it more on-topic, if possible (I think it should be). Also, you're generally better off not asking for book recommendations. Those questions don't usually work very well on these sites, especially when they're very general...
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reviewed Leave Open Circum polar regions in Interglacial periods
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comment Circum polar regions in Interglacial periods
Might help if you provided a reference for the claim that it was free of water.
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