Posted in 2022

Chicago Fall Colors in Context: Using GHCNd Data!

Tonight, Ben Blaiszik (@BenBlaiszik) mentioned the following:

Ben fall picture

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Visualizing Hurricane Ian Using hvPlot

Within this post, we explore how we can use hvPlot to plot data from Hurricane Ian, which will soon make landfall in Florida.

By the end of this post, you will be able to recreate the following plot: Hurricane Ian Plot

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ERAD Takeaways

This week, I attended the 11th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology in Locarno, Switzerland! This conference brought a large community of weather forecast agencies (hosted by Meteoswiss, the Swiss weather service), researchers, software developers, vendors, and other members of the private sector.

The conference consisted of two main parts:

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SciPy 2022 Reflection

This past week, I attended my third SciPy conference, with this being the first in-person event.

The host of SciPy 2022 - the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center near the University of Texas Campus in Austin, Texas.

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Earthcube Annual Meeting Takeaways

Last week, I attended the Earthcube Annual Meeting in San Diego, California!

Earthcube is an organization, funded by the National Science Foundation, which is focused around facilitating communities and practices related to geoscience data and cyberinfrastructure (the computers + software needed to get science done). From their official information page:

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Moving to Illinois (Again)

It has been a while since my last post! Over the past ~9 months, I started a new job at Argonne National Laboratory and relocated to the state of Illinois, more specifically the Western Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I work with Scott Collis, a scientist and Geospatial Computing, Innovations, and Sensing (GCIS) Department Head. He is also the inventor of the Python Atomspheric Radiation Measurement Toolkit (Py-ART), one of the go-to packages when working with weather radar data in Python.

One of the nicest things about relocating is the proximity to my family in Wisconsin. I have gone back to see them several times already, spending quite a bit of time on Delavan Lake (shown below) Delavan Lake Sunset Picture

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