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Urban Air Conditioning On the Piers of Manhattan

I am spending the afternoon working from Pier 45 of Hudson River Park, just across from Christopher and 10th Streets.  Not only is the temperature a comfortable ~75 degrees, but there’s a clean-air breeze (though sometimes a bit strong), cool … Continue reading

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Blanket of Fog Rolls out over NYC

A cold, damp blanket of fog snuffed out our heavenly 70+ degree afternoon today in New York City, to the thrill of some and disgust of others, mainly depending on who was wearing shorts-and-tees.  The temperature at Kennedy Airport was … Continue reading

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Airborne plume dispersion in coastal areas

New York City, like most megacities including Tokyo, does not have mechanisms in place to evacuate the population of the entire city.  Even the direst catastrophic scenarios entail a strategy of sheltering in place for at least some of the … Continue reading

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Which way would airborne toxic gases blow during a terrorist release?

In the event of a terrorist release of a harmful chemical, biological or radiological (CBR) agent as a weapon in an urban area, the motion of the gas and particles is unpredictable.  Factors that contribute to the complexity of the … Continue reading

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Skyline Seabreeze

Have you ever been at the beach in early summer and had a day ruined by arrival of a cold seabreeze?  I was attempting to have my first barbecue of the year last April 3rd in Morningside Park – the … Continue reading

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