Category Archives: Climate

… climate in particular

Biomass Burning

I took this picture in the Athens area, while fire was raging in the Penteli mountains. It was close to midday, the sun was very clearly darkened by the smoke passing over us and everything got a reddish glaze. This … Continue reading

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Climate myths compilation

The New Scientist has put online a very nice compilation of Climate Change myths and misconception. It’s very much worth a read. The related comments on the New Scientist blog are also very entertaining. The climate blogosphere looks like a … Continue reading

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AGU 2006

Two weeks ago I came back from the AGU fall conference, which is held annually in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The whole event was pretty impressive, with roughly ~14,000 attendees. Anywhere you’d turn, you would bump into a … Continue reading

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La fabuleuse histoire des NOx

J’ai enfin l’impression d’avoir plus ou moins compris ce qui constitue le cycle de vie des NOx, je vais donc essayer de le résumer vite fait avant d’oublier… NOx est un terme générique utilisé pour désigner les oxydes d’azote (eh … Continue reading

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Jetlagged thoughts are ok by me

Bryan Lawrence’s jetlagged thoughts are clearer than mine, even when I stay in my own time zone: Peer Review is how we cope. We rely on a mechanism which ensures (as far as possible, it’s not perfect) that the pieces … Continue reading

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Head in a Cloud

… is the nice name of a new blog by Sean Davis that focuses on the study of ozone chemistry and interactions at the stratosphere-troposphere boundary, such as in cirrus clouds. This is more-or-less exactly like my own field of … Continue reading

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Nice Calipso launch picture

Here is a nice picture from the CALIPSO/CloudSat launch, taken by Thom Baur of Boeing.

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…and we have liftoff

The rocket carrying the satellite and platform for the CALIPSO and CloudSat missions was launched today at 6:02 EST, so right before lunch here in France 🙂 I’ve been working on the preparation of the CALIPSO mission for 6 years … Continue reading

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Calipso launch scrubbed

The launch of CALIPSO has been scrubbed this morning after communication was lost with the CNES Center in France. The launch will resume tomorrow, same time. I feel sorry for all those that did got up at 3AM PST to … Continue reading

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EGU like you were there

I’ve been twice to EGU in the past few years. It’s a big, big conference about Geosciences, Climate and all that good stuff. Most people I’ve heard talking about it always say that it’s very crowded and almost impossible to … Continue reading

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