The atmospheric boundary layer structure over the open and ice-covered Baltic Sea: in situ measurements compared to simulations with the regional model REMO

first_imgThe regional model REMO, which is the atmospheric component of the coupled atmosphere–ice–ocean–land climate model system BALTIMOS, is tested with respect to its ability to simulate the atmospheric boundary layer over the open and ice-covered Baltic Sea. REMO simulations are compared to ship, radiosonde, and aircraft observations taken during eight field experiments. The main results of the comparisons are: (1) The sharpness and strength of the temperature inversion are underestimated by REMO. Over open water, this is connected with an overestimation of cloud coverage and moisture content above the inversion. (2) The vertical temperature stratification in the lowest 200 m over sea ice is too stable. (3) The horizontal inhomogeneity of sea ice concentration as observed by aircraft could not be properly represented by the prescribed ice concentration in REMO; large differences in the surface heat fluxes arise especially under cold-air advection conditions. The results of the comparisons suggest a reconsideration of the parameterization of subgrid-scale vertical exchange both under unstable und stable conditions.last_img read more

Liver & Kidney Transplant Surgeon

first_img The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery at theUniversity Of Maryland School Of Medicine is seeking a highlyqualified Liver & Kidney Transplant Surgeon at the Assistant orAssociate Professor level.a site for the NHLBI-sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgical TrialsNetwork.The ideal candidate will have broad experience in adult liver andkidney surgery with a track record of exemplary clinical andacademic results. The applicant will divide his or her time betweenliver and kidney transplantation. Experience in living donortransplants and robotic surgery is preferred. Faculty will have theprivilege and responsibility of helping to teach transplant surgeryto the integrated trainees, and will expand their research andscholarly activities to achieve national and internationalrecognition as they advance the field. The University of Marylandis a world-renowned research institution that provides a superbacademic foundation for basic, clinical, and translationalresearch. Robust opportunities exist to enhance the Division’sexisting research portfolio through collaboration with an array ofresearchers within the Department of Surgery and across theUniversity.About the Division :The Division of Transplant Surgery at the University of MarylandSchool of Medicine includes 11 full-time and part-time facultyproviding transplant surgery services primarily at the Universityof Maryland Medical Center Campus with ancillary practicesthrough-out the State of Maryland and perform between 250 and 400organ transplant a year. The Division sponsors a two-yearTransplant Fellowship program. The Division is home to severalNIH-funded surgeon-scientists and has a Clinical Research Unit withover 20 prospectively enrolling clinical trials.Interested applicants should apply to: .UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Qualifications :Board Certified Transplant Surgeonlast_img read more

The Ocean City Lifesaving Station Receives New Life And Shows It Off

first_imgThe Ocean City Life-Saving Station is located on 4th street and Atlantic Avenue. By Andrew DeCredicoOcean City is home to one of the last remaining Lifesaving Service Stations in the country. The restoration of the Ocean City station is still in progress, but that didn’t stop New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge Committee from adding it to the list of stops for the weekend.Saturday and Sunday were the days for the New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge, in which participants needed to visit every light house in New Jersey, as well as two Life Saving Stations. All of the lighthouses and Lifesaving Service Stations were open to the public.Under The Lifesaving Service Station emblem is the motto of The United States Lifesaving Station. It reads “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back, so that others might live.”The Chairperson of the US Lifesaving Service Station 30 in Ocean City is John Loeper. He and his volunteers opened up the station to all competition participants and other people who wanted to see the start of the beautiful restoration that will be taking place.The ‘Keeper’ was the head of the Lifesaving Service Station, he had his own office, which many times doubled as his bedroom. This is his desk.The United States Lifesaving Service Station operated until the United States Coast Guard was formed in 1915. As such, genuine artifacts from the original Lifesaving Service Stations are few and far between.“One thing I have learned is that if you find an artifact,” said Chairperson Loeper, “you snatch it up, because you won’t see it again.”The Kitchen had a small coal stove, which was used to cook for all of the men who lived at the station.The Lifesaving Service Station is currently under restoration. When finished, the goal is to make everything period authentic, and accurate. This particular Lifesaving Service Station contains 2 apparatus rooms which, in the station’s prime, each held a 26 foot boat, similarly designed to the surf boats that the lifeguards of today use on a regular basis. Each boat was rowed by 7 men and completely manpowered, just like the aforementioned lifeguards’ boats.This beach cart was used when the lifecar was unusable. This exact cart is equipped with a breeches body, which helped transport people safely to shoreAlso held in the apparatus rooms was a “Lifecar.” The life car was used to save people who were wrecked or stranded close to shore. As sailboats would come toward the shore, the wind would keep them from going back off shore because it was blowing onto shore. When this happened, sailboats would run aground and be battered by the ocean. When this happened ships would be torn apart and need rescuing. At the time there was no better way than a Lifecar.This ‘Lifecar’ is a replica of the very first, which helped save 201 lives during its first use. This exact lifer is on permanent loan from The Franklin Institute.When servicemen were home, entertainment was scarce. The men would get a ‘library box’ filled with different books and reading material. After a time this material would get old and boring, so the men would swap it with another station’s library box.This is a ‘library box’ which would get exchanged with other stations to get new reading material when the servicemen had read all of what they had.In 1915, 42 Lifesaving Service Stations were in New Jersey. Today only 5 are left. In The United States only 30 viable Lifesaving Service Stations still exist. If the restoration goes to plan, this Lifesaving Service Station will be the most completely authentic replica in the country.last_img read more

Press release: Judging panel announced for designer of the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020

first_img We’re delighted that such an esteemed, accomplished and varied panel are joining us to decide on the winning design of the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020. Previous UK Pavilions at World Expos have attracted a significant number of visitors, with the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Seed Cathedral and Wolfgang Buttress’s Hive both going on to win a number of major awards. The Pavilion will showcase the best of UK design, manufacturing, technology and much more throughout the 172 days of the Expo, and we look forward to announcing the winning design later this year. Companies interested in wider Expo supply opportunities should visit for further information. The organising committee for the UK’s presence at Expo 2020 Dubai today announces the panel of experts that will decide the winning design for the UK Pavilion. From architects to artists, the 10 members are looking for a design concept that will create the most original, inspiring and memorable visitor experience possible.Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton Dame Wendy Hall; Founder and Principal of AL_A Amanda Levete CBE; UK Space Agency director Rebecca Evernden and artist Idris Khan OBE are among the panel members, and will challenge all entrants from a creative and technical standpoint.The theme of the UK Pavilion will be ‘Innovating for a Shared Future’ and will be built in the Opportunity District of the Expo site in Dubai. The winning design will be announced later in 2018. Led by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the UK Pavilion will host a business and cultural programme to promote the UK as a world-class destination for business, education and tourism.Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, said: Laura Faulkner, UK Commissioner and Project Director, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: Expo 2020 is taking place in Dubai from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. With 180 nations participating and an expected 25 million visitors, it is a global platform to promote UK international agendas and showcase the best of British innovation, creativity and global leadership. The focus in Dubai will be on space, technology, entrepreneurship, global and regional development and creative industries.The judging panel comprises: Media enquiries:center_img In addition to creating a stand out pavilion, UK businesses are winning a significant amount of Expo 2020 related contracts, exceeding £1.3 billion to date, playing a major part in helping deliver Expo 2020 Dubai. Expo 2020 is a fantastic platform to promote Global Britain on the world stage. The UK Pavilion will demonstrate the best of British to millions of people, emphasising the high quality of the innovative goods and services produced by our world-leading businesses. The UK has a proud history of building successful showcases at World Expos, and supported by this excellent panel, the government is confident that Expo 2020 will create even more terrific opportunities for UK companies. Rebecca Evernden: Director of International UK Space Agency Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FREng FRS: Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton Idris Khan OBE: Artist Amanda Levete CBE; Founder and Principal of AL_A Sarah Mann; Head of Architecture, Design & Fashion, British Council Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive, Architecture & Design Scotland Stephen Metcalfe MP, Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee Professor Sadie Morgan, Director, dRMM Architects Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade Laura Faulkner OBE: UK Commissioner and Project Director, Expo 2020 Dubai Contact the DIT Media Team on 020 7215 2000 or email [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @tradegovuk and @ukpavilion2020last_img read more