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  • Supping With A Long Spoon?

    My former organisation, Save the Children[i], is in hot water for bestowing a “Global Legacy Award” on former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for his contribution to relieving global poverty. According to The Guardian over 200 Save the Children staff have signed a letter questioning the charity’s decision, saying it is “morally reprehensible” and endangers Save the Children’s credibility globally; an online petition calling for Save the Children to revoke the award has so far attracted nearly 110,000 signatures. How could things go so horribly wrong for such a well-respected international charity?

  • Optimise your LinkedIn profile

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    LinkedIn is the largest professional network, offering fantastic opportunities to connect with industry professionals in your field. There are 322 million professionals on LinkedIn spanning across over 200 countries and territories.

    LinkedIn provides you with a professional profile, not unlike an online CV. However, this is not the only feature LinkedIn offers. You can connect with individuals you’ve worked with, join groups of like-minded individuals and network, share your expertise with LinkedIn blog posts and keep up with latest industry developments.

    LinkedIn isn’t just for when you’re job-hunting…

    Profile optimisation

    1)      Customise your profile URL

  • 传说中的圣诞节又要来了

    这才是十一月 ,town center 就有了圣诞节的味道,各大品牌都有discount,各式的促销活动就这样开始了,所以中国来的童鞋们不用带太多衣服,打折时衣服还是很便宜的。下面的照片是town center最大的商场Friary 的圣诞节的装饰,各种彩灯就这样隆重登场了。
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    上周的 “Christmas light switch-on event”吸引了很多人参加,大家都想感受一下节日的气氛,在town center有灯盏的倒计时牌,大家可以想象,身边的魔幻的灯突然亮起,是一种什么样子的心情。好多都是全家集体出动,Guildford又变成了人山人海。还有现场唱歌的舞台,一片节日的氛围。
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    等安静下来以后,朋友的几张照片让我很喜欢,现在也一起post上,是不是很美呢?有另一番味道。
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    大家有时间也可以去town center 参观下灯盏,感受一下圣诞节的气氛。还没有来Surrey的朋友,明年可以去看一看,很有意思的。

  • Chuter-Aston-Skeldon-Roulstone paper on dynamical systems and data assimilation appears in Chaos

    chuter-etal_figureThe paper “A dynamical systems analysis of the data assimilation linked ecosystem carbon (DALEC) models” has been accepted for publication in the journal Chaos, co-authored by the Surrey team consisting of Anna Chuter, Philip Aston, Anne Skeldon, and Ian Roulstone.  The paper considers the qualitative behaviour of one of the simplest carbon cycle models, the Data Assimilation Linked Ecosystem Carbon (DALEC) model, which is a simple vegetation model of processes involved in the carbon cycle of forests, and consider in detail the dynamical structure of the model. Our analysis shows that the dynamics of both evergreen and deciduous forests in DALEC are dependent on a few key parameters and it is possible to find a limit point where there is stable sustainable behaviour on one side but unsustainable conditions on the other side. The fact that typical parameter values reside close to this limit point highlights the difficulty of predicting even the correct trend without sufficient data and has implications for the use of data assimilation methods.  The published version of the article is available here.

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