Virtual Workshop Date: February 18th and 19th, 2021, 9am-4pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
PaleoHack aims to bring the power of emerging data standards to all paleoclimatologists. PaleoHack builds on the work of the LinkedEarth project, funded by the US National Science Foundation EarthCube program (ICER-1541029). In particular, it makes use of the Linked Paleo Data standard and the Pyleoclim package.
This hackathon (the first of many) is supported by NSF grant AGS 2002556 from the P2C2 program will focus on Python tools for the analysis of paleoclimate data, chiefly the Pyleoclim package. As such, it assumes a level of basic familiarity with the scientific Python ecosystem, including:
- the “stack”: NumPy, SciPy and Matplotlib
- Jupyter Notebooks
We stress that only basic familiarity is required, the kind that can be gained after a few tutorials. The hackathon will feature a mix of introductory lectures, Jupyter-based practicums, live Slack conversations, and finish with student presentations recounting what they have learned. Practicums will be conducted in the cloud, alleviating software requirements (see FAQ for details).
By the end of the hackathon, participants will be able to:
- Understand the basics of paleo data structures
- Manipulate these structures
- Understand age model ensembles
- Process paleo timeseries (e.g., binning, interpolation, detrending)
- Apply spectral and wavelet analysis, with appropriate uncertainty quantification
- Correlate a paleo timeseries to a climate field
- Correlate two time-uncertain timeseries
- Compare a record to climate simulations and reanalysis datasets
- Generate publication-quality graphics
- Manage complex, reproducible paleoclimate workflows
The hackathon will take place on Zoom. A tentative schedule available here.
- Register here by February 7th, 2021.
- The hackathon will be a combination of livestreams, live discussions, and slack conversations.
- The hackathon is organized around practicum sessions designed to get you started with the Pyleoclim package.
- See our FAQ for requirements.
The hackathon is free to attend and is supported by the National Science Foundation grant 2002556 (P2C2 program).
Initial funding for the development of Pyleoclim was provided by the National Science Foundation grant ICER-1541029 (EarthCube program). Supplemental funding was provided by JP Morgan Chase & Co. Any views or opinions expressed herein are solely those of the authors listed, and may differ from the views and opinions expressed by JP Morgan Chase & Co. or its affiliates. This material is not a product of the Research Department of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. This material should not be construed as an individual recommendation of any particular client and is not intended as a recommendation of particular securities, financial instruments or strategies for a particular client. This material does not constitute a solicitation or offer in any jurisdiction.