Thursday, June 05, 2014

The view from my window

I never dreamed that I would work in an iconic building (IM Pei!) or that I could have an office view like this. The trails beckon when work is done.

A close-up of the mountain view.

But, I miss my family and Torrance ramen.


  1. Beautiful view! I miss California noodles too

  2. What big country! A gorgeous view. I can imagine you miss your family terribly. It must be so hard to be away from them.

  3. Working at 6,100 feet can make you dizzy--not to mention proximity to the science luminaries in the building.

    During the summer, I need to be here full-time, both to be trained, and to help mentor a graduate student intern. But, I will be able to telecommute from LA part of the time once I get settled and trained in all the aspects of my job.

  4. Anonymous12:26

    I love your blog and have a question. I live in Canada, Vancouver to be precise and though I see you're doing "national" atmospheric research I wonder if you can guide me in my quest. I'm always looking for the "perfect" place to live, weather-wise. Possibly in Canada it's harder to find a place that isn't too hot or too cold. I like my temperatures about 70ºF with sunshine and cool breezes. Any ideas as to how I would search this out.
    Many thanks always

    1. Actually, we are an international resource with global climate data. If you want to stay in Canada, I doubt you can do better than Vancouver.

      However, in the US, there is a strip of coastal CA between Santa Maria and San Diego that has near perfect weather year round. The downside is that it is expensive.

    2. Anonymous09:57

      I've heard there are five spots around the globe that have near perfect weather, San Diego being one of them. Guadalajara and Nairobi are two more. I've forgotten the last two. Drat.
      I do love Vancouver but it rains a lot here. Are there any places in Canada that have a similar temperature but less rain.
      Thanks for your help.
      the Ramen looks delicious.

    3. If you want near constant temperature, you need to be near the ocean. Look for a rain shadow on the leeward side of a mountain near the ocean and you should be set.


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