Erin Girard

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[1] A size-segregated multicomponent aerosol algorithm, the Canadian Aerosol Module (CAM), was developed for use with climate and air quality models. It includes major aerosol processes in the atmosphere: generation, hygroscopic growth, coagulation, nucleation, condensation, dry deposition/sedimentation, below-cloud scavenging, aerosol activation, a cloud(More)
This letter presents a new linearly polarized phase-shifting cell for reflectarray applications. It consists of three parallel rectangular slots etched in a ground plane and loaded with a combination of variable and fixed capacitances to provide a 2-bit phase-shifter. The proposed cell is fabricated and characterized in C-band using the waveguide simulation(More)
1. ABSTRACT Reconfigurable reflectarrays require low-loss and low-dispersion active cells in order to achieve efficient beam scanning or beam shaping on a large bandwidth. The low-loss constraint is the more stringent as the introduction of tunable components (such as MEMS) in resonant phase-shifting cells may dramatically decrease their quality factor. In(More)
A new dual linearly polarized phase-shifting cell for reflectarray applications is presented. It consists of two orthogonal sets of parallel rectangular slots etched in a ground plane. Each set may be loaded with a combination of variable and fixed capacitances to provide a reconfigurable 2-bit phase-shifter for both polarizations. A passive version of the(More)
Reflectarrays composed of resonant microstrip gold patches on a dielectric substrate are demonstrated for operation at terahertz frequencies. Based on the relation between the patch size and the reflection phase, a progressive phase distribution is implemented on the patch array to create a reflector able to deflect an incident beam towards a predefined(More)
— This paper presents a new phase-shifting cell topology for reflectarray. It consists of a symmetrical set of three parallel rectangular slots loaded with a combination of variable and fixed capacitances to provide four uniformly-distributed phase states with a large bandwidth. Two different slot lengths are combined to improve the bandwidth. The cell is(More)
Cloud radiative forcing is a very important concept to understand what kind of role the clouds play in climate change with thermal effect or albedo effect. In spite of that much progress has been achieved, the clouds are still poorly described in the climate models. Due to the complex aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions, high surface albedo 5 of snow and(More)
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