Monthly Archives: September 2015

The art of plotting

One of the most important parts of a scientific study is how you convey the findings to an audience. Yes, scientists write reports to describe what the data says and interpret why the results are important. But many people, myself … Continue reading

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Investigating Further

In last week’s post, we discovered a relationship between our R10mm index and the total nitrogen load in the Patuxent River. Why is this a cool correlation? If you have read any climate assessments for the Northeast region (which includes … Continue reading

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The seeds to a “story”

Over the last few months, we have carefully calculated the historical extreme climate indices specific to the Chesapeake Bay region. Our viewpoint has always been to assess the extreme climate changes and variability rather than the annual mean trends. Organisms … Continue reading

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Climate indices, warming, and eelgrass die-offs: an insight

Last week, we presented water temperature data to give insights on eelgrass die-off events in Chesapeake Bay and demonstrated that air temperature was tightly correlated to water temperature. In other words, changes to atmospheric temperature will directly affect the shallow … Continue reading

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