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2022-07-04 05:25 61.1 70.1 51.3 3.4 128 4.8 135 24.842 86.6 0.00
2022-07-04 05:20 60.8 67.2 49.9 1.9 154 2.5 169 24.841 73.2 0.00
2022-07-04 05:15 59.4 69.2 49.3 2.7 170 3.4 171 24.840 59.2 0.00
2022-07-04 05:10 56.9 73.5 48.6 1.5 165 3.1 165 24.837 46.5 0.00
2022-07-04 05:05 55.3 81.5 49.7 1.4 221 2.1 203 24.825 34.9 0.00
2022-07-04 05:00 55.6 81.6 50.1 3.5 203 4.6 192 24.821 22.1 0.00
2022-07-04 04:55 56.9 76.3 49.5 3.6 189 5.4 174 24.810 11.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:50 56.8 77.2 49.7 2.2 155 2.9 145 24.813 5.9 0.00
2022-07-04 04:45 56.5 77.8 49.6 3.4 150 3.9 160 24.817 4.1 0.00
2022-07-04 04:40 56.6 78.8 50.1 1.7 153 2.8 151 24.823 3.0 0.00
2022-07-04 04:35 57.5 72.5 48.8 2.6 133 3.1 150 24.829 2.4 0.00
2022-07-04 04:30 57.2 77.6 50.3 3.6 150 4.0 152 24.822 1.7 0.00
2022-07-04 04:25 56.4 80.6 50.5 3.5 146 4.0 173 24.819 0.9 0.00
2022-07-04 04:20 56.3 81.2 50.6 3.1 170 4.4 158 24.795 0.5 0.00
2022-07-04 04:15 56.5 81.7 51.0 3.6 136 5.2 150 24.782 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:10 56.8 79.6 50.6 1.7 86 3.6 168 24.770 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:05 56.4 81.5 50.8 2.1 166 3.4 166 24.750 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:00 56.5 81.2 50.8 1.5 190 3.0 190 24.714 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:55 57.0 79.8 50.8 2.3 225 3.2 169 24.696 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:50 57.2 79.5 50.9 1.9 238 2.7 209 24.688 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:45 57.6 78.4 50.9 2.2 172 3.3 179 24.714 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:40 57.2 79.0 50.7 2.9 174 3.9 166 24.768 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:35 57.2 79.3 50.9 2.1 167 3.2 176 24.786 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:30 58.0 76.7 50.7 2.5 176 3.3 183 24.790 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:25 58.2 75.6 50.5 1.8 234 2.7 234 24.779 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:20 58.2 76.7 50.9 1.9 250 2.8 243 24.771 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:15 59.0 74.9 51.0 0.7 201 1.9 201 24.776 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:10 59.8 73.1 51.2 1.7 129 2.7 139 24.777 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:05 60.2 71.0 50.7 2.5 135 2.8 178 24.777 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:00 59.3 73.0 50.7 4.5 177 7.9 208 24.777 0.2 0.00
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Solar
W/m^2
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2022-07-04 05:25 16.2 70.1 10.7 1.5 128 2.1 135 841.26 86.6 0.00
2022-07-04 05:20 16.0 67.2 9.9 0.8 154 1.1 169 841.22 73.2 0.00
2022-07-04 05:15 15.2 69.2 9.6 1.2 170 1.5 171 841.17 59.2 0.00
2022-07-04 05:10 13.9 73.5 9.2 0.7 165 1.4 165 841.07 46.5 0.00
2022-07-04 05:05 12.9 81.5 9.9 0.6 221 0.9 203 840.67 34.9 0.00
2022-07-04 05:00 13.1 81.6 10.0 1.6 203 2.1 192 840.53 22.1 0.00
2022-07-04 04:55 13.8 76.3 9.7 1.6 189 2.4 174 840.17 11.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:50 13.8 77.2 9.9 1.0 155 1.3 145 840.26 5.9 0.00
2022-07-04 04:45 13.6 77.8 9.8 1.5 150 1.8 160 840.41 4.1 0.00
2022-07-04 04:40 13.7 78.8 10.1 0.8 153 1.3 151 840.60 3.0 0.00
2022-07-04 04:35 14.2 72.5 9.3 1.2 133 1.4 150 840.80 2.4 0.00
2022-07-04 04:30 14.0 77.6 10.1 1.6 150 1.8 152 840.58 1.7 0.00
2022-07-04 04:25 13.5 80.6 10.3 1.6 146 1.8 173 840.47 0.9 0.00
2022-07-04 04:20 13.5 81.2 10.4 1.4 170 2.0 158 839.65 0.5 0.00
2022-07-04 04:15 13.6 81.7 10.6 1.6 136 2.3 150 839.21 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:10 13.8 79.6 10.3 0.8 86 1.6 168 838.81 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:05 13.6 81.5 10.4 1.0 166 1.5 166 838.14 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 04:00 13.6 81.2 10.4 0.7 190 1.4 190 836.90 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:55 13.9 79.8 10.4 1.0 225 1.4 169 836.29 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:50 14.0 79.5 10.5 0.8 238 1.2 209 836.04 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:45 14.2 78.4 10.5 1.0 172 1.5 179 836.93 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:40 14.0 79.0 10.4 1.3 174 1.7 166 838.74 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:35 14.0 79.3 10.5 1.0 167 1.4 176 839.37 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:30 14.4 76.7 10.4 1.1 176 1.5 183 839.48 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:25 14.5 75.6 10.3 0.8 234 1.2 234 839.12 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:20 14.6 76.7 10.5 0.9 250 1.2 243 838.83 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:15 15.0 74.9 10.6 0.3 201 0.9 201 839.01 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:10 15.4 73.1 10.6 0.7 129 1.2 139 839.05 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:05 15.6 71.0 10.4 1.1 135 1.2 178 839.05 0.2 0.00
2022-07-04 03:00 15.2 73.0 10.4 2.0 177 3.5 208 839.04 0.2 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Chris O'Dell

Chris O'Dell

CIRA Fellow

Job Title:

Senior Research Scientist/Scholar

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970.491.8973

About Me:


Dr. O’Dell leads the Carbon Research Group at CIRA.  The research in this group is driven primarily by a desire to increase our knowledge of anthropogenically-forced global climate change. In order to be able to accurately predict future climate for a given scenario of human emissions, it is important to understand currently-occurring changes in the earth system. In my group this is done primarily through global-scale satellite measurements of climatically important variables, such as longwave radiation, clouds, and greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide. One of the main projects of the group is to better understand the earth’s carbon cycle through precision measurements of carbon dioxide and methane, the two most important greenhouse gases. Precision measurements of these gases may one day lead to the ability to do “top-down” accounting of GHG emissions, which could help in verifying such emissions in a treaty-relevant manner.

Current Research Projects

  • Improving and validating retrievals of carbon dioxide from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT)which will also be applied to the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite, scheduled to be launched in July 2014. This project is funded through a partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
  • Participation in the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) flux project which aims to monitor and understand changes in terrestial, oceanic, and anthropogenic fluxes of carbon to and from the atmosphere. Understanding these fluxes is critical to understanding how the earth is responding to the constantly increasing burden of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, via natural mechanisms that both remove some of that carbon (“sinks”), as well as add carbon to the atmosphere “sources”. Our participation is to provide guidance and sometimes simulations on satellite measurements of carbon dioxide, as it is believed these measurements can provide critical constraints on currently-occuring natural sources and sinks of CO2.

Improving our longterm record of the amount of water locked up in liquid clouds, the so-called “cloud liquid water path”. LWP is an alternative to the better-known cloud-fraction, but has its advantages because it is more physical (being directly related to the mass of the cloud), and is relatively straightforward to measure with satellite-based passive microwave sensors, available since about 1988. This project will help improve and extend a long-term LWP climatology.