Transport and variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage

first_img[1] The baroclinic transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) above 3000 m through Drake Passage is 107.3 +/- 10.4 Sv and has been steady between 1975 and 2000. For six hydrographic sections ( 1993 – 2000) along the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) line SR1b, the baroclinic transport relative to the deepest common level is 136.7 +/- 7.8 Sv. The ACC transport is carried in two jets, the Subantarctic Front 53 +/- 10 Sv and the Polar Front (PF) 57.5 +/- 5.7 Sv. Southward of the ACC the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current transports 9.3 +/- 2.4 Sv. We observe the PF at two latitudes separated by 90 km. This bimodal distribution is related to changes in the circulation and properties of Antarctic Bottom Water. Three realizations of the instantaneous velocity field were obtained with lowered ADCPs. From these observations we obtain near-bottom reference velocities for transport calculations. Net transport due to these reference velocities ranges from -28 to 43 Sv, consistent with previous estimates of variability. The transport in density layers shows systematic variations due to seasonal heating in near-surface layers. Volume transport-weighted mean temperatures vary by 0.40degrees C from spring to summer; a seasonal variation in heat flux of about 0.22 PW. Finally, we review a series of papers from the International Southern Ocean Studies Program. The average yearlong absolute transport is 134 Sv, and the standard deviation of the average is 11.2 Sv; the error of the average transport is 15 to 27 Sv. We emphasize that baroclinic variability is an important contribution to net variability in the ACC.last_img read more

The Dr. Nancy K. Welker Fellowship in Proton Therapy and Advanced Radiation Modalities

first_imgThe University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology isoffering a 1-year clinical fellowship as a unique educationalopportunity for the acquisition of practical expertise in advancedradiation modalities. This is a non-ACGME fellowship, and thecandidate selected will be given a faculty appointment as anInstructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.The fellowship is designed to develop professional competence inthe care of patients undergoing radiation therapy, with a specialfocus on enhancing technical skills in advanced radiationmodalities. These include proton treatment at our state-of-the-artMaryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), deep and external thermaltherapy, and training in the use of the University ofMaryland–developed GammaPod™ stereotactic radiation therapy systemfor early-stage breast cancer. Experience in additional advancedradiation modalities are optional.The fellowship program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach tothe radiation treatment of disease, and the fellow will attendmultidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards. Clinical time will bespent mostly at MPTC for their training experience. Although thefocus of the fellowship is clinical, the fellow will haveopportunities to participate in our robust research program,inclusive of national cooperative trials, investigator-initiatedstudies, as well as basic and translational research.Qualifications :Applicants must be graduating residents from an ACGME-accreditedresidency in radiation oncology. This 1-year program will begin inJuly 2021 and ends in June 2022. Applicants are expected to beboard-eligible in radiation oncology at the time they begin thefellowship. Exceptional international applicants who have completeda radiation oncology residency may be considered, depending oncertification, and/or licensing status. Candidates for this position must be legallyauthorized to work without an employer sponsored visa. TheFellow must obtain a Maryland Physician license and MarylandControlled and Dangerous Substance license by the start of thefellowship.Competitive salary and benefits. The University of Maryland,Baltimore 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 characteristic protected by law or policy.last_img read more

Culture corner: book review

first_imgAre you planning a store expansion strategy? Want to corner your market? This is the tale of how Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ guru, did quite literally that, en route to achieving his modest target of 40,000 outlets (scarily, the company claims it’s still on track to hit that).The former housewares salesman, having bought up the fledgling chain in the late 1980s, had his eureka moment in 1991 when he opened a second Starbucks, yards away from an existing store. Reasoning that he could draw in thousands more customers simply by making his store a few steps more convenient, he opened one on the opposite corner of a busy intersection in Vancouver. An outlandish idea for what was then still considered a niche product – premium bean coffee sold at a price – Schultz’s gamble paid off, with queues around the block for both outlets. It’s a ploy that’s proven spectacularly successful: today there’s even a Starbucks in Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.Clark traces the world’s revived obsession with coffee culture, from its early roots in Ethiopian culture, right through to the sharp decline in coffee consumption by the 1960s, as the big brands cheapened their product with poor-quality beans, to coffee’s slow revival at the hands of a few passionate bean enthusiasts from the 1970s.But if you thought café culture in the UK was something new, think again. In 1652, London had just one coffee house, but by 1700, it had more than 2,000. It was quickly superseded by tea, partly due to the poor coffee quality, with commentators of the day branding it “essence of old shoes”, with a flavour reminiscent of “dog or cat’s turd”.last_img read more

Provost provides updates for summer courses, programs in light of COVID-19

first_imgDue to COVID-19 concerns, summer courses and programs on campus will see changes this year, provost Tom Burish said in an email to the University community Tuesday.Faculty members teaching courses to Notre Dame students should prepare for distance learning, Burish said, as many students rely on these courses to fulfill requirements.Although some courses and programs may begin the summer online, Burish said in-person class meetings and research for both undergraduate and graduate students may resume beginning on July 6.“We will continue to monitor COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and make a decision regarding the second half of the summer by May 15,” Burish said. “Those programs and courses potentially eligible for in-person meetings in the second half of the summer will be notified this week.”Burish said the University will consult with public health experts to determine necessary physical distancing requirements on campus in July and August.The University will not offer housing to non-Notre Dame students participating in summer conferences and programs, Burish said, but some of these programs may have access to nonresidential on-campus facilities during the day depending on whether in-person courses and programs resume for Notre Dame students after July 6.“We will decide whether and how we will allow on-campus sports activities for Notre Dame enrolled students in consultation with public health officials,” Burish said. “We will not offer any on-campus programs for K-12 students this summer, with the possible exception of limited day sports camps in July. We expect to make all these decisions by May 15.”Off-campus summer programs and courses will follow the same guidelines as on-campus programs and will require approval from the appropriate dean along with the University’s Office of General Counsel and Risk Management and Safety.Burish said a cross-functional team reviewed information on the various programs Notre Dame offers during the summer and considered the health and safety of community members to come to these decisions.“The health and safety of the entire Notre Dame community remains our highest priority,” Burish said. “Within that context, we seek to advance the University’s mission of education, research and scholarship over the summer months while taking the necessary steps to resume ‘normal’ campus life in Fall 2020.”Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, on-campus housing, summer programs, Tom Burishlast_img read more

Will Jessie Mueller Be Replaced by Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful?

first_imgTony winner Jessie Mueller may be leaving the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical musical. According to The Toronto Star, Chilina Kennedy will be taking over the role of Carole King in early 2015 on the Great White Way. Mueller will reportedly headline the national tour and perhaps the upcoming West End production. Mueller told that she would “gladly hop over the Pond for a while” to appear in the London incarnation.A production spokesperson said: “There is no official deal or announcement. Jessie Mueller remains in the show and no tour casting has been set at the moment.”Mueller received the Tony for her performance in Beautiful and a Tony nod for her Broadway debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in 2012. Her other Great White Way credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood ( Audience Choice Award nomination) and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Mueller’s additional stage credits include Lincoln Center’s Carousel, the Public Theater’s Into the Woods and Chicago productions of Meet Me in St. Louis, Baby and She Loves Me.Kennedy appeared on the Great White Way as Mary Magdalene in the most recent revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Chilina Kennedy Jessie Mueller Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019center_img Star Files View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musicallast_img read more

Saint Michael’s College Centennial

first_imgSaint Michael’s College Centennial Week: featured public eventsThe public is invited to attend the following public events during thefeatured week, celebrating the Saint Michael’s College Centennialanniversary:Monday, Oct. 18, panel discussion, “The Medieval Roots of Saint Michael’sCollege,” at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. Distinguishedauthor/professor panelists, who will explore 12th and 13th centurycultural influences, include, Anne Clark, University of Vermont, associateprofessor of religion; Maureen Miller, University of California, Berkeley,associate professor of history, and Terryl Kinder, author of Architectureof Silence: Cistercian Abbeys of France, with George Dameron, SaintMichael’s College professor of history, moderating and commenting.Tuesday, Oct. 19, Centenary Student Association Meeting at 7 p.m. in theMcCarthy Arts Center at 7 p.m. Presidents of the Saint Michael’s StudentAssociation from past years will participate in a discussion of past,present and future.Wednesday, Oct 20, The Cavani String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in the McCarthyArts Center Cavani, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber MusicAward, has been described by the Washington Post as “completelyengrossing, powerful and elegant.” Since their New York debut in 1987,they have won the hearts of audiences across the country with their uniqueblend of energy and lyricism. The quartet performs regularly in majorconcert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe.Co-Sponsored by Saint Michael’s College and UVM’s Lane Series. Ticketsrequired.Thursday, Oct. 21, Theater production: JB at 7:30 p.m. in the SaintMichael’s College Chapel. Pulitzer Prize winning play by ArchibaldMacLeish, JB is a modern dramatization of the Book of Job. It tells apoignant story of love, suffering and enduring faith, and will beperformed for one special Centennial performance in the Chapel and forfour performances Oct. 27-30 in the McCarthy Arts Center. Saturday, Oct.23, CENTENNNIAL CONVOCATION at 10 a.m. in the Ross Sports Center. Theconvocation marks Saint Michael’s 100th anniversary with a grandceremonial event. Highlights include an address by Sister Carol Jean Vale,past chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities,greetings from the community, from town officials, the Governor, Senator,and international educational partners, commissioned poem by SaintMichael’s poet Greg Delanty and performance of a Troy Peters originalcommissioned-for-the-Centennial orchestral composition by mezzo sopranoWendy Hoffman Farrell, the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the Saint Michael’sCollege Chorale.Saturday, Oct. 23, Ceremonies commemorating the Military Heritage of manySaint Michael’s graduates with the Presentation of the Medal of Honor bySenator Patrick Leahy (1961 SMC graduate) to Saint Michael’s PresidentMarc vanderHeyden at 2:30 p.m. in the Durick Library. The Senator willpresent a duplicate of the medal awarded posthumously to Saint Michael’sgraduate Donald Cook ’56, who was honored for rare heroism in Vietnamwhile held prisoner from 1964 to 1967, and for whom a United States Navyship has been named.Saturday, Oct. 23, Dedication of the Statue of Saint Michael the Archangelby sculptor James L. Sardonis, who created the whales’ tails on I89, inmemory of Saint Michael’s alumni, Ed Fergus ’83, John Iskyan ’82 and JohnMcErlean ’84, and others who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. Adjacent to theHoehl Welcome Center at 3:30 p.m.-30-last_img read more

Analysis says South Australia is setting an example for renewable energy transition

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:South Australia – now generating more than 50 per cent of its electricity needs from wind and solar – is an example to the rest of Australia, and the world, on how grids can move beyond “baseload” and transition to low emissions grid dominated by renewables.Or, to put it another way, South Australia’s grid provides real world evidence of how a new base load generator, such as the nuclear power station some in the Coalition are so keen on building, would now be impossible to incorporate into a system with high levels of variable renewable generation.That is the key message from the latest National Energy Emissions Audit from The Australia Institute: South Australia is past the point of return to new baseload generation, and the world – and the federal government of Australia – should take note. The report, authored by Hugh Saddler, notes that for nine of the last 18 months, half of all electricity supplied in S.A. has been from renewable generators, including rooftop solar.This renewable generation has at times been enough to meet all of the state’s energy demand and – as AEMO has acknowledged – will be able to gradually reduce market interventions such as directing gas generators to run as more synchronous condensers come on line.“South Australia is showing Australia and the rest of the world how best to integrate new generation on a large scale,” says Saddler. “The inter-connector between South Australia and Victoria was completed more than 30 years ago, and since then South Australia has almost always been a net importer of electricity from Victoria. Now, thanks to its strong renewables leadership and uptake, it is a net exporter of electricity to Victoria for most months of the year.”“Eliminating ‘base load’ is what the transition to a low emission renewable generation based electricity supply system is doing,” the report says; “in South Australia, in the rest of Australia, and round the world. The complement to variable renewable generation is not so-called “base load” generation (a meaningless term), but energy storage in some of its many forms and spatial/climatic diversification of renewable generation.”More: South Australia “an example to the world” of how to move beyond baseload Analysis says South Australia is setting an example for renewable energy transitionlast_img read more

All the social media image sizes you’ll ever need

first_imgBelow we have a fantastic and up-to-date resource for you on every image size you’ll need for posting to social media.Provided by We Are Top 10, this infographic provides a great page to bookmark and refer back to if you forget one of the image sizes for a social media post you’re working on.This graphic also includes some of the character lengths for your CU’s all-important profile information, where you should definitely be including searchable keywords as well as current or trending hashtags and member service contact information.We find that when your social media image sizes are correct, the content you are sharing, on ANY platform, performs better organically and when turned into an ad. So PLEASE, don’t take these sizes lightly… they are easy items to get right every time you post or share for your credit union! continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Attributes of the MVPs in credit union core technology

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » In the realm of credit union core technology, there are some key data processors that are leading the pack. It’s no surprise that according to Callahan & Associates 2019 Core Report, the twobiggest providers in the industry have continued to hold a lion share of the market with 42.9%, supplying core platforms to nearly 2,500 credit unions. As big players continue to grow, the number of credit unions has dropped. There are 219 fewer credit unions, year over year, totaling 5,596 for the industry as a whole (Q2 2018). Besides the “big two”, there are other core providers in the industry that simply cannot be ignored. The top dogs typically cater to billion dollar CUs and even hold 83.3% of that market, but when it comes to small to medium-sized credit unions, niche core providers are making their impact. Here’s how some core providers add value and support for credit unions and their members.More than CoreCredit unions need more from their core provider. Basic core technology alone is no longer enough to win their business, they’re looking for advanced solutions that will give their members that personal experience, especially through digital platforms.Improving member relationships is always on the minds of credit union leaders but credit unions don’t bear that burden alone. Core providers have a significant impact on the member relationship through the solutions they offer to credit unions. One feature that provides a personal touch is digital banking channels. It allows busy members to give manage their financial lives through digital and mobile platforms that will help them feel connected and engaged with their credit union.last_img read more

News: Virgin Atlantic prepares for Covid-19 vaccine distribution

first_imgThe cargo operation at the airline has unveiled new capabilities as it prepares to participate in the logistical complexities of distributing Covid-19 vaccines around the world. – Advertisement –last_img