Doctors’s log. Day 6

May 9, 2012

After a couple of extra days off, I’ve been back at work today – there were a couple of things that needed fixing in my thesis – a typo here and there in my equations and I had to move the figures into the body of each chapter – I couldn’t just keep them at […]

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Intro to dynamic meteorology 1

May 6, 2012

Holton, 1.3 –1.4.1 Scale analysis – estimating the magnitudes of various terms Typical expected values for various quantities are specified: Magnitudes of field variables Amplitudes of fluctuations Characteristic length, depth and time scales of the fluctuations These values are used to estimate and compare the magnitudes of the various terms in the equations Eg: a […]

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Thesis Bibliography

May 6, 2012

In this post, I am putting up the bibliography from my thesis. This is essentially a (non-exhaustive) list of the papers I’ve read in the last few years. In the unlikely event I have a lot of free time in the near future, I will update this with doi links and maybe some notes on […]

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1.1 Observations of the Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves

May 6, 2012

*Now that my thesis is accepted, and most of the hard work is done, I want to try writing a series of posts that will cover what I did with my time the last few years.* In this project, I’ve mostly been thinking about convection and some of the large-scqle organized circulations associated with it. Specifically, […]

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Doctor’s log, day one

May 5, 2012

I successfully defended my thesis yesterday – although I guess I do not really get my degree until commencement in a couple of weeks, I am going to start this now… My thesis defense went really smoothly, all things considered. The night before, Zhiming gave me a bit of a scare by telling me that […]

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#52newthings – 1.3: Day 2 check in.

January 4, 2012

2nd day keeping the food diary today, and I think it was a bit more successful than yesterday – I kept myself to my calorie budget (as long as I keep from eating anything else in the half hour or so until we go to bed). Keeping the diary helped me remember to skip things […]

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#52newthings – 1.2: First day check in

January 3, 2012

At the end of the first day of keeping the food diary, I am pretty happy with the process. I have an app on my iPad called myfitnespal – this makes the whole thing streamlined and simple, so there’s little overhead to this new habit. I ended up a few hundred calories over my goal, […]

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#52newthings – 1.1: Keep a food diary

January 2, 2012

In an effort to get back into blogging (at least semi-regularly) I am re-rebooting 52 new things – its a new year (at least from a geo- and euro-centric perspective, so I’m going to try the whole new habit each week experiment one more time. The last few times I’ve started off with overly complicated […]

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Thinking about rocks

December 30, 2011

Because I’m getting close to finishing, my ability to find things to procrastinate about is increasing… Today there were painters in one of the admin offices, and they had moved a bunch of stuff out of the office. Including this (slice of) rock. Now, I looked at this a bunch of times during the day […]

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Sesame Street Wants To Make Math and Science Fun Again

October 20, 2011

The orange monster Martin will headline this new initiative withs a recurring feature that’ll teach kids about experimentation. via Sesame Street Wants To Make Math and Science Fun Again.   ^ This is cool!

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