Category Archives: R script

What can we do with Total Annual Precipitation?

One of the strongest observed climate patterns in the Chesapeake Bay Region has been an increase in the total annual precipitation. This index is one of our most straightforward; total annual precipitation is simply the sum of precipitation over the … Continue reading

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Using Jug Bay for insight in the occurrence of really (REALLY) hot days

Summary: In this post (sorry for the length), we will explore the utility of the high frequency SWMP data and its ecological application in Chesapeake Bay. It’s at the end, I promise! For the extreme climate analysis section of this … Continue reading

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Quality Controls

I have been spending some time looking at the meteorological and water quality parameters available for Jug Bay, MD and Taskinas Creek, VA, both of which are sites within the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) network (Figure 1). … Continue reading

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Having fun with SWMPr

This post is meant to introduce you to a wonderful new R packaged called SWMPr, specifically designed to work with the System Wide Monitoring System (SWMP) data. SWMPr has a function for that! The Centralized Data Management Center is home … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: Correlation Matrices

What is a Correlation Matrix? There are 26 extreme climate indices for temperature and precipitation being investigated in this project. What if we wanted to know which climate indices had any relationship to each other? For example, is there any … Continue reading

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R scripts: How did I make this plot?

Organization and data display is proving to be integral in this climate analysis “chapter.” We have 26 climate indices, 11 of which are monthly (meaning there are up to 12 plots per index), for the 20 data products selected I … Continue reading

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