This page contains links to all of the non-humourous content (except for the
Diplomacy stuff) on my site.
||Info about me
||A few photos I took a long time ago
||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
||Links to some interesting (IMHO) sites
|My Ph.D Dissertation
||The Modifiable Area Unit Problem: Empirical Analysis by Statistical
|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.
||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.
||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.