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

Calculating degree days with NumPy

Michael Roberts offers an extremely helpful post at G-FEED, including R code for generating the season growing degree days measure used in the seminal Schlenker Roberts 2009 paper on nonlinear crop responses to temperature.  Since many of the papers claiming to follow the approach don't actually adhere to it, he's posted code in the interest … Continue reading Calculating degree days with NumPy