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  • RAND researcher Robert Lempert with the newly installed array of data-generating sensors on the roof of RAND's Santa Monica headquarters, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

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    Measuring Greenhouse Gases in Los Angeles County

    Nov 30, 2021

    Los Angeles, once the U.S. capital of smog and sprawl, has vowed to lead the nation into a cleaner, greener future by stamping out carbon pollution. A small array of sensors installed on the roof of RAND's Santa Monica headquarters could help it get there.

  • An illustration of a globe and climate control, image by T.L. Furrer/Adobe Stock

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    Manipulating the Climate: What Are the Geopolitical Risks?

    Dec 29, 2021

    Geoengineering technologies that could block the sun's rays or siphon huge amounts of carbon from the air are not that far out of reach. Yet the international community has not established the kinds of guardrails you might expect for potentially world-changing technologies.

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    Calculations of Cloud Electrification Based on a General Charge Separation Mechanism

    A description of a mechanism for selectively transferring charge in clouds in a way that enhances the normal atmospheric electrostatic field.

    Jan 1, 1960

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    Report

    Thermodynamic Properties of Carbon Dioxide to 24,000°K with Possible Application to the Atmosphere of Venus

    A study of the properties of 100 per cent CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the temperature range of 1000°K to 24,000°K and pressure range of 0.0001 to 100 atmospheres.

    Nov 26, 1958

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    Report

    B-52 Main and Satellite Base Installations Cost: Warm and Cold Climate

    This short paper estimates the costs of B-52 main and dispersal bases in warm and cold climates.

    May 4, 1955

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    Journal Article

    Report of the Standing Committee on Problems of the Upper Atmosphere, 1951-1952

    The year 1951-1952 has been a significant one in the history of upper-atmosphere research.

    Jan 1, 1953

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    Journal Article

    Doppler Radar

    This paper contains a discussion of the principle of operation of cw Doppler search radar systems and an analysis of their performance capabilities

    Jan 1, 1949

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    Gary Cecchine

    Director, RAND Gulf States Policy Institute; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biology and public policy, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in marine science and biology, University of Tampa

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    Joseph C. Chang

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education PhD in computational science and informatics, George Mason University; MS in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS in atmospheric science, National Taiwan University

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    Brian Dolan

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, University of Cincinnati; B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering, SUNY Buffalo

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    Donell Harvin

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Dr.P.H. in public health, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn; M.P.H. in environmental science, CUNY Hunter College; M.P.A. in emergency management & homeland security, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice; M.A. Cert. in terrorism and homeland security policy, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice; B.A. in fire science, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice

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    Chelsea Kolb

    Associate Engineer
    Education PhD in civil and environmental engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; MS in civil and environmental engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; BA in mathematics, College of Saint Benedict; BA in economics, College of Saint Benedict

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    Alejandra Lopez

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.S. in mathematics, Purdue University; B.S. in mathematics, Arizona State University

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    Susan A. Resetar

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education A.B. in mathematics and economics, Cornell University; M. Eng. in operations research, University of California Berkeley

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    Cagla Stevenson

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in evolutionary microbiology, University of Sheffield, UK; M.Res. in evolutionary microbiology, University of York, UK; B.Sc. in biology, University of York, UK