This week I focused on working on my poster and PowerPoint presentation. I want to get these two projects done ahead of time, as I know I will have editing to do.  On Wednesday we had CrowdMag Day, it went great! For the people that participated, they got to see how I used CrowdMag to… Read More

I have realized recently that, before starting this research experience, I often looked for videos or blogs that told me about a day in the life of a research scientist. I always wondered what the work-life balance was, how predictable the day to day schedule is and what exactly research entails. Today, I will be… Read More

This past week has been about trying to put it all together all of the previous code that I’ve written coming into play, along with data from our site (as opposed to data from previous sites, which I had been using), and code from my mentors.  Well, when you try to put pieces together from… Read More

This week went by very fast! Full of fun with the other interns and interesting results upon completing tasks this week, I’d say this has been the best week yet. This week I have gotten much closer to receiving results. As such, I’ve started to put more effort into the poster board and have a… Read More

The start of week 6 was a good one! My suspicions regarding Friday’s results proved correct, but Katy and I worked out what the problems were in the process of getting total error values for each group of ground control points (GCPs). Tomorrow, I will redo everything from Friday… correctly this time 🙂 On the… Read More

Hey friends, I hope everyone had a great time celebrating the red, white and blue! The holiday made for a short and easy week, however, the research updates for week five aren’t as exciting as it has been. Besides trying to stay updated with the FIFA World Cup, I did still get some preparations finished.… Read More

Well this was the shortest week so far. Happy 4th of July folks. This week was spent processing more satellite data and well this process can be a timely process.  These downloads can take 30 min to 6 hours. Once downloaded, we then have to use Python scripts to go through and actually process the… Read More

Malcolm Gladwell wrote a whole book about outliers and how their surroundings helped make them successful.  Clearly, he never took a statistics course.  Outliers, in statistics, are bad, and so they are in our research.  They skew the results giving us an unrealistic mean.  This week was all about finding those outliers and getting rid… Read More

This week I worked on creating a Hub for all of my files. I coded the hub file to gather data through other files with the dates specified in the hub. The resulting file took at least 5 minutes to run the first week of all data sets. So, due to having some errors here… Read More

Walking around the hallways of NOAA, you sometimes happen to stumble upon some pretty interesting and often off-the-wall conversations (and no, of course I definitely am NOT eavesdropping…). This particular week I walked past two rather distinguished looking men and heard one of them say “…it’s not rocket science…”. When I heard that, I couldn’t… Read More