MacKay Minutes 2016/06/02

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MacKay website, and minutes

How did we do on our todo list?

  • Andy
    • Make web directories for Laura and Madison
    • Get Laura climate data for Sydney, 1890-1924
    • Take Steve's numerical univariate, and convert to multivariate version of estimator
    • Get SVD reference for Laura and Madison
    • Help Laura with missing data issues for climate normals
  • Laura:
  • Madison:
    • What's the relationship between soil temperature and air temperature?
      • Hard to find something that's generalized.... Specific to plant type
      • Models for different areas
    • When estimate data comes in for 1922 and 1923, get small multiple images to add to the rest
      • For next week

The Readings

  • Jim Inhofe is the one credited with throwing a snow ball on the Senate floor to disprove global warming.
  • John McCain, who said that George Bush was "MIA" on climate change back in 2005, is now MIA on climate change....

Moving forward

In the News

  • Donald Trump's energy policy

Todo for next week

  • Laura:
    • Continue with Climate normals -- plots?
      • Continue putting R code on mathstat. Good start, having figured out how to handle the missing values.
    • Compare new Port Hastings data with old stuff
  • Madison:
    • What's the relationship between soil temperature and air temperature?
      • Look specifically for mathematical models of soil temperature built on air temp and (possibly) precipitation
      • Put interesting references and quotes into bibliography section of our website.
    • Compute estimated data for missing values from 1922 and 1923, and then
      • get small multiple images to add to the rest for next week
  • Steve
    • off the hook!:)

Next meeting

Thursday, 6/9, noon