Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Databases Galore - 17

Josh and The Gang do Greenland Better
Hey gang, a new dataset is available for the Greenland area.

The NASA Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project has made its data available.

I downloaded 183 "launches" which has populated 928,181 rows in one of the SQL tables.

I am working on software to generate data (in sync with WOD zones) so that we can see if adjustments to the ghost water percentages would be useful.

So far, their discoveries are that there is more under the surface than previously thought.

In other words, the glaciers emptying into the ocean are more vulnerable than was previously published in scientific papers (Unprecedented Study of Greenland’s Melting).

They expect to be able to improve sea level rise (and fall) projections in a year or so (still more data needed for their software model).

I downloaded and read two papers they authored on the subject, which were very informative (First Paper, Second Paper, both PDF).

It reminds me of the Totten Glacier discoveries in the past year or so.

Anyway, I will do some posts once I finish the database tables and processing modules.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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