gerrit

Toronto, Canada

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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.

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comment How can full-time lecturers find the time to prepare for lectures?
@Paracelsus That would depend on the location and possibly the employer. I know that in Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, they certainly are, probably in other European countries as well. In the USA, maybe not. But where they are they might also be asked to contribute to summer courses. It's a different question.
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revised Is DDT significantly less harmful than claimed by the EPA?
Replace word "poisoning" by the more neutral word "affecting". The title and quotes are clear enough what is meant.
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answered How can full-time lecturers find the time to prepare for lectures?
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comment Intensity in rainfall and global warming
You accuse me of disliking your interpretation for corrupt reasons, that I should return my PhD, and that the number of good scientists in my field can be counted on the fingers of two hands. I have indicated scientific arguments, a lot more can be found in the IPCC reports and the peer-reviewed papers those are based on. It is fine to have a different interpretation of the physics (such as Lindzen has), that is what a scientific debate means. It is not needed to make accusations. (So, Lindzen wrote a textbook. Anyone can. Does that make something "textbook material"?)
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comment Matematica too similar in name to Mathematica
I think it's a localised version of Math, not Mathematica.
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comment Intensity in rainfall and global warming
And I explained why I disagree with you. I would appreciate if we stick to the content and if you would not accuse me (and many other scientists) of corruption.
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comment What data compression algorithms have been successfully used in spacecraft?
@NPSF3000 It is my understanding that they don't compress, I am 99% sure of that, but not 100%.
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comment What data compression algorithms have been successfully used in spacecraft?
@NPSF3000 Meteorological satellites might continuously transmit raw data, line by line. This allows users to read out the images directly, as the satellite passes overhead. Compression makes sense if you dump the data once per orbit, but that would cause more delay than the application of nowcasting tolerates.
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comment Intensity in rainfall and global warming
Climate science, such as compiled by the IPCC AR5 WG1 report, is based on many thousands of peer-reviewed publications, including Nature and Science, by established scientists with PhDs in physical sciences, including physics. The consensus is that there is strong evidence for antropogenic global warming. The models are (as all models) obviously incomplete, but the basic greenhouse effect physics is relatively simple. So unless you believe there is a giant conspiracy going on, you should write down why it's all wrong and publish it in a reputable journal. If it passes peer review, that is.
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