Tag Archives: coral

A Partial Victory for the R Philosophy

Obviously I think that R is a great language. But one of the reasons that it’s great is because it’s open source and because of the incredible energy and ingenuity of the packages contributed by the R Community for the use of others. In a real sense (as opposed to a realsense), this sort of […]

"Unprecedented" in the past 153 Years

De’ath et al (Science 2009) here SI received a considerable amount of press at the start of 2009. De’ath et al reported that the there was an “unprecedented” decline in Great Barrier Reef coral calcification: The data suggest that such a severe and sudden decline in calcification is unprecedented in at least the past 400 […]

Cobb's "Cool" Medieval Pacific

I noted yesterday that Allen [2006] did not contain any new data supporting the idea of a "cool medieval Pacific", but that it was based primarily on a paper by Kim Cobb et al [2003] based, as it turns out, on two individual corals at Palmyra Island (6N) – one dated to the 10th century […]

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