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The Tornado Project: Counting Tornadoes

December 29, 2013
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The goal of this open source R-based analysis, as mentioned in my earlier post, is to bring consistency and transparency to the analyses of publicly available Tornado datasets.The project home page is on my GitHub site - https://github.com/Ra...

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The Tornado Project

December 9, 2013
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GoalBring consistency and transparency to the analyses of publicly available Tornado datasets using an R-based open source analysis.IssuesTornado data available from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center and other government agencies around the world h...

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New R package raincpc: Obtain and Analyze Global Rainfall data from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

November 26, 2013
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The Climate Prediction Center's (CPC) daily rainfall data for the entire world, 1979 - present & 50-km resolution, is one of the few high quality and long term observation-based rainfall products. Data is available at CPC's ftp site. However, it is a lot of data and there is no software to analyze and visualize the data.Some issues...

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New R package raincpc: Obtain and Analyze Rainfall data from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

November 26, 2013
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The Climate Prediction Center's (CPC) daily rainfall data for the entire world, 1979 - present & 50-km resolution, is one of the few high quality and long term observation-based rainfall products. Data is available at CPC's ftp site. However, it is...

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New R package emdatr: Global Disaster Losses from the EM-DAT Database

November 22, 2013
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The International Disaster Database EM-DAT from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED, Belgium) is often used as a reference for losses on human life and property resulting from natural and man-made disasters. This databas...

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Towards the R package emdat: Losses from Global Disasters, Part 1

November 18, 2013
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The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED, Belgium) is often used as a reference for losses on human life and property resulting from natural and man-made disasters. This databa...

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New R package sheldusr: Losses from Natural Disasters in the United States

November 17, 2013
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The SHELDUS database is database on human and property losses from natural disasters in the United States. Although the data is free, downloading the data is tedious and so is cleaning and analyzing it. The new R package sheldusr comes w...

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Towards the R package sheldus: Part 2: Losses from Natural Disasters in the US

November 9, 2013
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In my earlier post I summarized the work on my upcoming R package on the SHELDUS database. This is a database on human and property losses from natural disasters in the United States. Although the data is free, downloading the data is tedious and ...

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Towards the R package sheldus, Part 1: Natural Disaster Losses in the US in 2012

November 7, 2013
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Towards the R package sheldus, Part 1: Natural Disaster Losses in the US in 2012

The SHELDUS database, short for Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database in the United States (http://webra.cas.sc.edu/hvri/products/sheldus.aspx), from the University of South Carolina, is a  database on human and property losses from natural di...

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