Archive for June, 2012
I was having trouble downloading the PDF version of this map so I’m posting a smaller jpg version here in hopes that it might help someone struggling to access this information. This map will be more difficult to read but you should be able to click on the image and then zoom in using browser [...]
Imagine that Rodney Dangerfield was a cartographer. What would he say about this map? Please submit your caption idea and I will select a winner on Monday. Full press release from CoreLogic with graphics can be found on PR Newswire.
This year’s explosive wildfire activity in Colorado is a reminder that during the housing boom many people built homes in risk-prone areas of the state. Today over 1 Million Colorado residents live in a “red zone”, i.e., an area that will eventually, inevitably see wildfire activity. Millions more live in locations with moderate risk. Here’s [...]
Terrific map from Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight blog at the New York Times. Apparently my move from Michigan to Colorado increased the value of my vote significantly. The map is interactive so if you visit the Five Thirty Eight blog and find the map you can mouse over your state and see how important your [...]
Postdoctoral Research or Software Engineering Position, Computational Landscape Modeling, University of Colorado, Boulder
Interesting job post appeared in my inbox. Check it out: Postdoctoral Research or Software Engineering Position, Computational Landscape Modeling, University of Colorado, Boulder. Applications are invited for either a post-doctoral researcher with a background in the Earth Sciences and in scientific software development, or a software engineer with experience in geoscience modeling. The successful candidate [...]
I read a recent report from Climate Central that attempts to illustrate temperature change in the US. You can find the report here. I’ll keep my review brief: I think it sucks. The main reason I don’t like the report is because the researchers decided to aggregate temperature change by State. Why is this a [...]
In Part 1, I posted a line of questioning I received from a soon-to-graduate geography major. My response is in 3 parts: (1) summer suggestions, (2) hitting the job market next year, and (3) long-term (3-5 years) career positioning. In Part 2 I provided suggestions for what to do this summer. In Part 3 I cover hitting the job [...]
Unless you’re on the West Coast this spring has been one of the warmest in US history. Check it out: NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Climate Services and Monitoring Division, published online June 2012, retrieved on June 23, 2012 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/maps.php.
One of the things in our culture that makes me sick to my stomach is the celebrity worship. Everyone knows all the personal details and career history of all the top actors, actresses, musicians, models, athletes, and other performers. But, no one knows the top minds in mathematics, science, engineering, medicine, law, the humanities, etc. [...]
In Part 1, I posted a line of questioning I received from a soon-to-graduate geography major. My response is in 3 parts: (1) summer suggestions, (2) hitting the job market next year, and (3) long-term (3-5 years) career positioning. In Part 2 I provided suggestions for what to do this summer and in today’s post I’ll [...]