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Adap’skiii program

October 19, 2010
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Adap’skiii program

We have just posted the (mostly definitive) program for Adap’skii, January 3-4, The Canyons, Utah. This is taking place just before and as a satellite of the larger MCMSki III conference, January 4-7, same location. The registration for the conference and for lodging is available through the  MCMCSki III registration page, Remember also that this

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Middlesboro Kentucky: Pitch Black?

October 19, 2010
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Middlesboro Kentucky: Pitch Black?

In his august draft of Hansen2010, Dr. Hansen makes the following claim: “We present evidence here that the urban warming has little effect on our standard global temperature analysis.  However, in the Appendix we carry out an even more rigorous test. We show there that there are a sufficient number of stations located in “pitch

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On the Gory Loops in R

October 17, 2010
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his blog post is mainly for Stat 579 students on the homework for week 7, since I received too many “gory” loops in the homework submissions and I think it would help a bit to write my thoughts on R loops for beginners. The immortal motto for newbies in programming is: If you want to

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Boundary conditions Dominate

October 16, 2010
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Boundary conditions Dominate

In part 1 and part 2 we went over the background of nightlights and the fundamental problem: Station inventory data had errors in it: In Hansen 2010, Hansen writes: “ Station location in the meteorological data records is provided with a resolution of 0.01 degrees of latitude and longitude, corresponding to a distance of about 1

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Accuracy in Inventories and Nightlights Part II

October 16, 2010
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Accuracy in Inventories and Nightlights Part II

In part 1 we discussed UHI in a general way and introduced NASA’s use of nightlights to identify Rural, periurban and Urban stations. Very simply, the latitude and longitude data in the station inventory is used to look up at radiance value in the nightlights file. If that value is  10 or less, the site

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Nightlights: First Principles

October 15, 2010
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Nightlights: First Principles

With the publication of Hansen2010 forthcoming it is critical to examine the subject afresh. The global temperature index product from NASA is known as GISSTEMP .GISSTEMP, like the temperature index from Hadley/CRU and NCDC attempts to estimate the average temperature of the globe using historical data archived in the GHCN ( Global Climate Historical Network)

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Kuwait Airport

October 14, 2010
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Kuwait Airport

  Kuwait International airport. Giss has it as nightlights =0, so do I. By looking at comparisons of nightlights with the station centered and a static google map with the station centered, there are mismatches between GISS and Me and between Nightlights and the  world. Subtle shift here and there. Annoying. Also, you can see

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Nightlights, Contours, and Rgooglemap

October 14, 2010
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Nightlights, Contours, and Rgooglemap

I am continuing the investigation of nightlights using some additional packages from Cran. Here we add Rgooglemaps to the mix. Rgooglemaps is a neat tool that gives you a simple ( needs better docs) interface to the static map server. Perhaps, I’ll modify the code to my likeing, so For now I use it as

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Chicago Marathon 2010

October 11, 2010
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It's the Monday of the Columbus Day weekend here, so I must have been running a Chicago Marathon yesterday. Indeed -- the 34th annual Chicago Marathon took place yesterday but everything was about its 10/10/10 date. The symmetric set of numbers was i...

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The R-Files: Saptarshi Guha

October 11, 2010
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The R-Files: Saptarshi Guha

"The R-Files" is an occasional series from Revolution Analytics, where we profile prominent members of the R Community. Name: Saptarshi Guha Background: Ph.D. in Statistics, Purdue University Nationality: India Years Using R: 6 Known for: Developing RHIPE package for R + Hadoop integration At just 31 years old, Saptarshi Guha has emerged as a cutting-edge contributor to the R...

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