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2022-12-01 03:25 9.7 88.4 6.9 2.5 303 5.0 295 24.662 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:20 9.6 87.1 6.5 2.1 117 2.8 67 24.663 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:15 10.3 85.9 6.9 4.4 64 5.7 36 24.663 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:10 11.6 85.7 8.2 3.0 5 6.6 344 24.660 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:05 13.0 85.4 9.5 3.1 138 4.3 157 24.659 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:00 14.4 84.7 10.7 3.4 156 5.0 122 24.662 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:55 12.8 90.4 10.6 4.1 120 6.2 104 24.663 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:50 13.1 84.1 9.2 2.2 36 4.4 174 24.662 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:45 13.2 88.4 10.4 4.7 165 5.8 139 24.663 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:40 12.9 87.6 9.9 2.8 153 4.8 219 24.663 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:35 12.0 88.9 9.3 3.0 202 5.4 234 24.662 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:30 14.1 82.1 9.7 4.2 235 5.9 231 24.666 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:25 13.5 91.0 11.3 2.7 244 4.9 244 24.670 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:20 10.4 91.6 8.4 3.0 5 5.7 330 24.671 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:15 11.2 85.3 7.6 3.4 296 6.7 128 24.661 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:10 11.0 91.6 9.0 6.2 131 7.9 201 24.664 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:05 12.4 83.5 8.3 3.5 151 5.5 70 24.660 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:00 12.2 88.9 9.6 3.4 130 4.6 146 24.662 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 01:55 11.3 88.2 8.5 3.1 127 4.3 182 24.658 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 01:50 10.4 86.6 7.2 2.1 258 4.0 245 24.660 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 01:45 10.4 88.4 7.7 2.1 262 3.6 194 24.662 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:40 9.9 89.1 7.4 4.0 194 5.0 192 24.664 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:35 9.7 87.2 6.7 2.1 112 4.5 78 24.664 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:30 10.6 85.5 7.1 1.2 327 3.3 112 24.664 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:25 10.7 88.0 7.8 5.0 99 8.8 136 24.662 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:20 10.2 87.9 7.3 2.2 112 5.3 234 24.661 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:15 10.7 86.9 7.5 2.8 232 6.4 236 24.664 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:10 10.8 88.9 8.2 2.7 149 4.3 149 24.667 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:05 11.1 88.8 8.4 1.7 221 2.9 197 24.668 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:00 10.9 87.4 7.9 3.1 208 6.9 168 24.674 0.0 0.00
Date Time
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m/s
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hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2022-12-01 03:25 -12.4 88.4 -13.9 1.1 303 2.2 295 835.16 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:20 -12.4 87.1 -14.2 0.9 117 1.3 67 835.17 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:15 -12.1 85.9 -14.0 2.0 64 2.6 36 835.20 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:10 -11.3 85.7 -13.2 1.4 5 3.0 344 835.08 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:05 -10.5 85.4 -12.5 1.4 138 1.9 157 835.07 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 03:00 -9.8 84.7 -11.9 1.5 156 2.3 122 835.15 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:55 -10.6 90.4 -11.9 1.8 120 2.8 104 835.17 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:50 -10.5 84.1 -12.6 1.0 36 2.0 174 835.14 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:45 -10.4 88.4 -12.0 2.1 165 2.6 139 835.20 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:40 -10.6 87.6 -12.3 1.3 153 2.1 219 835.18 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:35 -11.1 88.9 -12.6 1.3 202 2.4 234 835.15 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:30 -9.9 82.1 -12.4 1.9 235 2.6 231 835.30 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:25 -10.3 91.0 -11.5 1.2 244 2.2 244 835.44 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:20 -12.0 91.6 -13.1 1.4 5 2.5 330 835.46 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:15 -11.6 85.3 -13.5 1.5 296 3.0 128 835.13 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:10 -11.7 91.6 -12.8 2.8 131 3.5 201 835.23 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 02:05 -10.9 83.5 -13.1 1.6 151 2.5 70 835.09 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 02:00 -11.0 88.9 -12.4 1.5 130 2.0 146 835.14 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 01:55 -11.5 88.2 -13.1 1.4 127 1.9 182 835.01 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 01:50 -12.0 86.6 -13.8 1.0 258 1.8 245 835.09 0.2 0.00
2022-12-01 01:45 -12.0 88.4 -13.5 1.0 262 1.6 194 835.14 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:40 -12.3 89.1 -13.7 1.8 194 2.2 192 835.21 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:35 -12.4 87.2 -14.1 1.0 112 2.0 78 835.23 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:30 -11.9 85.5 -13.8 0.5 327 1.5 112 835.23 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:25 -11.8 88.0 -13.4 2.2 99 3.9 136 835.17 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:20 -12.1 87.9 -13.7 1.0 112 2.4 234 835.12 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:15 -11.9 86.9 -13.6 1.2 232 2.8 236 835.23 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:10 -11.8 88.9 -13.2 1.2 149 1.9 149 835.32 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:05 -11.6 88.8 -13.1 0.8 221 1.3 197 835.37 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:00 -11.7 87.4 -13.4 1.4 208 3.1 168 835.56 0.0 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.