Satellite retrievals of aerosol optical depth (AOD), which provide a measure of the amount of light extinction through the atmospheric column due to the presence of aerosol, have a global data record extending more than a decade. Differing design characteristics between satellite instruments and their retrievals can benefit particular applications. For example, Collection 5 retrievals from the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument () provide relatively frequent (daily) global observation and accurate AOD over dark surfaces, but are subject to unknown changes in instrument sensitivity with time which could introduce artificial trends. Retrievals from the MISR (Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument (; ) require around 6 days for global coverage, but are accurate for both AOD and trend studies based upon comparisons that include AOD measurements from the AERONET (aerosol robotic network) ground-based sun photometer network (). SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) () instrument sensitivity was stable to within 0.13% over its mission, making it applicable for temporal trends (), but is less accurate over land for absolute AOD compared with MODIS or MISR because of the lack of a mid-infrared channel ().
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Glenn Lewis (1958), Phyllis Schwartz (2010) and Debra Sloan (2001) published the second edition of Seeking the Nuance: Glaze Experiments of the 60x and 70s from the Ceramics Studios at the University of British Columbia. It includes new critical essays, photographs and glaze recipes. The first edition reached an international audience that that inspired art residencies and academic research and in this second edition is new historical information and discussion about how the Leach Pottery in Cornwall and Mingei philosophy continues to influence many studio practices within the BC ceramic culture.
According to Debra Sloan these recipes not only demonstrate the numerous influences imported to British Columbia but also they convey how information is utilized, especially in the constructed and geographically sequestered cultural environment in BC.
Our objective will be to research on all the impacts such as business, environmental, technology, societal, and implementation to give out a general idea on whether geothermal energy power plants will be suitable to provide electricity all over British Columbia.
British Columbia Investment Management Corp., Victoria, returned a net -0.2% for the fiscal year ended March 31, vs. its benchmark return of -0.3%, it announced Tuesday.