Cleaning Berkeley Earth’s BEST Gridded Daily Temperature Data

You may have recently seen air quality maps produced by the Berkeley Earth group, especially in the wake of the horrific Camp Fire whose death toll now exceeds 80. For example, here's their real-time visualization of PM2.5 concentrations. For several years, the Berkeley Earth team had primarily worked on producing gridded weather datasets with solid … Continue reading Cleaning Berkeley Earth’s BEST Gridded Daily Temperature Data

Bounding Boxes for All US States

Sometimes you come across an API that requires bounding box coordinates to subset your query, but which doesn't offer an interactive map to actually create one and extract those min/max values. No fear, here are the extents of each US state and territory in NAD83 coordinates using the 2017 US Census 1:500,000 shapefile. https://gist.github.com/a8dx/2340f9527af64f8ef8439366de981168 To … Continue reading Bounding Boxes for All US States