Monthly Archives: February 2015

The HadEX2 Data Set and Some More Precipitation Indices

Last week I presented the Total Annual Precipitation index for the Chesapeake region within Maryland and Virginia using the HadEX2 gridded data set. The HadEX2 is a global database that combines individual weather data from numerous stations. This data set … Continue reading

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How much precipitation do we get each year?

As alluded to in previous posts, I have been accessing weather data with the goal of calculating the 27 climate extreme indices created by the World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (what … Continue reading

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First Peak of Precipitation Data

Precipitation is ecologically and environmentally important to understand. Just ask anyone living in the Boston area right now! Both too much precipitation (flooding) and too little precipitation (drought) can have serious ecological impacts! Obviously, we are extremely interested in understanding … Continue reading

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Blueprints to a Work Plan

One of the unique aspects of this research project is that it is a dynamic collaboration. Climate change is a complex topic, so it makes sense to include scientists and communicators from many different backgrounds. This research is with the … Continue reading

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