ongoing variability study Hi Would you explain these sentence in this context? 1- ongoing variability study 2- a long way off Another way we're using float data is to help us to understand the mechanics of climate change, like global warming and ozone depletion. That;s part of an ongoing variability study but the results are still a long way off Thank you
Oct 2, 2019 6:41 AM
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ongoing - it is happening now. It is measuring data now, and will continue to do so for a while. variability - that's not completely clear to me. It may be jargon in the field. It may mean 'measuring changes in some parameters'. study - it is research. 'a long way off' - they will not be available for a long time. They need more time to do the measurements.
October 2, 2019
"ongoing" means that something is still happening as a continuous action. "variability" means that something includes a lot of different results/options. "study", as a noun, means to do research of some kind. --> so "an ongoing variability study" together is referencing research about the levels of change in a subject that has already started and has no completion date as to continue the monitoring of said changes. "a long way off" means that the end/outcome is very far away in time and without any estimation of completion either.
October 2, 2019
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