Non-Humourous Content of my Site

This page contains links to all of the non-humourous content (except for the Diplomacy stuff) on my site.

Personal information Info about me
Updates to the website Check here for the latest updates, which are infrequent.
Photo album A few photos I took a long time ago
Some Awards Some awards and recognitions
Gun Control Soapbox My opinions on gun control and responsibility
Introduction to GIS A very brief introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Interesting Links Links to some interesting (IMHO) sites
My Ph.D Dissertation The Modifiable Area Unit Problem: Empirical Analysis by Statistical Simulation
Mesoscale Convective Complexes This document is the report that I wrote on Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCCs) over the summer of 1990 as part of the requirements for getting my MSc. in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Toronto. I saw a passing reference to them in an introductory meteorology text that I'd read earlier and found quite a bit in the literature about them. Of course, it was written in 1990, and there have no doubt been many more papers in the various journals since then, but I figured that with some spare time on my hands in the evenings, I'd type it in (having long ago lost the original file, unfortunately) and make my work available, just on the off chance it proves to be useful to someone. I scanned in the illustrations. Unfortunately, some of them are not very good quality, because the pictures I was working from didn't copy well.
Atmospheric Thermodynamics A transcription of the paper "Algorithms for Generating a Skew-T, Log P Diagram and Computing Selected Meteorological Quantities by G. S. Stipanuk, Report ECOM-5515. I originally typed this in back in April of 1991 from an old and faded copy one of my professors had, and used its functions to generate tephigrams for use in what would turn out to be a failed thesis project to analyze potential vorticity in Mesoscale Convective Complexes. I have the code for the functions in VBA for Excel. Added July 7, 2009.
Tropospheric Chemistry A research paper prepared for Canada's Atmospheric Environment Service, dated April 14, 1993. Pretty dated by now, it's a survey paper that summarizes the content of a lot of papers on non-CO2 greenhouse gases. I finally got around to creating an electronic copy of it, and with the permission of Environment Canada, have put it on-line. I hope someone finds it interesting/useful. Added September 7, 2009.

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