Friday, December 08, 2006

Yes, I do work, too. . .

In response to those people that think all I do is have a good time here, I keep quite busy at work, too. Here's a list of some of the things I've been up to.

I've given several talks to some of the research groups on the type of research that I've done in the past, and offered my assistance in their research projects. Already, there is interest in having me work with the air quality group and understanding the synoptic-scale processes that resulted in a 12-day-long period of Russian forest-fire smoke that reduced visibility quite significantly in Helsinki two Mays ago.

I've begun preparing for the mesoscale observing network class (on the Helsinki Testbed) I will be teaching in February, planning the syllabus and getting speakers in place. Most importantly, I've been trying to understand how the data system works here, so that we can get data from the Helsinki Testbed in the hands of students for their class projects.

I've reviewed a paper written by a research groups at the university that collected instrumented-tower measurements about 100 m away from a microburst. As far as I am aware, these are unique measurements of this type of event.

Starting discussions with students who I may advise on their degrees.

These, as well as many other tasks related to editing two journals, coauthoring papers with people back in the U.S., and answering emails, keeps me busy.


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