gerrit

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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 What are the advantages in looking at an OLR map versus looking at IR satellite imagery?
Brightness temperatures in the window region on a cloudless day should be pretty close to surface temperatures if surface emissivity is close to 1.
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answered How can one visit an isolated island?
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comment Can I Publish a Book Based on my Ph.D. Thesis and Other Practical Findings I Found After My Ph.D?
Your PhD thesis is a book.
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comment What is the speed of sound in space?
Considering that the solar wind can be supersonic, there certainly exists something in space that is considered sound in some fields.
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accepted Is planetary science on-topic?
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accepted Questions migrated from old Economics site erroneously link back to new one
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comment Is the mask of a structured array supposed to be structured itself?
I realise all of that. The question is: Is the bug in masked_where (the mask of the structured array should be structured), or is the bug in the other functions (they should expect the mask of a structured array to be either structured or unstructured)? Logically, both make sense to me, so there is an argument that both should be permitted. The mask must have the same shape, of course. But must its dtype also have the same shape?
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comment What are the advantages in looking at an OLR map versus looking at IR satellite imagery?
Also, what exactly do you mean by radiation temperature? Monochromatic, integrated over a region, or over the entire spectrum? How does it differ from brightness temperature?
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comment What are the advantages in looking at an OLR map versus looking at IR satellite imagery?
I can see how microwave and infrared both contribute to the understanding of convection and thunderstorm activity, but how does microwave add anything to estimating OLR — which I thought is the total energy emitted to space? Microwave is negligible for the energy budget and for OLR we're interested in looking at what's radiated from cloud tops or areas with high upper tropospheric humidity and reaching space, (blue in the diagram), not at what's radiated from the surface and absorbed by clouds.
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comment Negative values of relative humidity in CFSR
Small negative values are common in numerical models, but values down to -1e3 are too small for that.
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comment What is this strange feature on Mars in Valles Marineris
Your Google link brings me to the wrong planet (Earth).
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revised Bulk and dynamic viscosity in the atmosphere
fix markup
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comment Bulk and dynamic viscosity in the atmosphere
See also [EarthScience.SE] Stack Exchange.
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comment Is the discount more important than the price?
Euroshopper still exists in The Netherlands? I thought it had been phased out.
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asked Is the mask of a structured array supposed to be structured itself?
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comment Are European schools experiencing the same cost raise as American schools?
Are they allowed to discriminate between UK and EU students? I ask because in Sweden I was told that Sweden could not legally ask different tuition fees from Swedish and EU-outside-Sweden students.
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asked Questions migrated from old Economics site erroneously link back to new one
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revised Get line number while using grep
Removed `recursion` tag. Question is not about recursion.
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comment Understanding __get__ and __set__ and Python descriptors
So if instance is not None, then owner is instance.__class__?
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