Esther Danielle Mullens

Esther Danielle Mullens
Project Title
Wait 10 minutes and the weather will change? Historical and future trends in variability of weather and its extremes
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Time Commitment
1-5 hours/week ,6-10 hours/week
Research Credit Unpaid
Location of Research
On-Campus ,Remote (can be conducted by an online student)
Possible Co-Authorship

Project Description

How variable is your weather? This work will use historical climate data (e.g., daily reanalysis or high-resolution gridded products) and potentially some future climate projections (CLIMDEX, extremes) to examine trends in the variability of climate at the regional scale over the United States and/or elsewhere. Examples can include the daily temperature range, daily, monthly and seasonal frequencies of extremes and/or intensities. The goal is to identify regions of high and/or low variability across various types of weather (e.g., heat, cold, precipitation) and their future trends.

Additional Requirements
This project requires students to be familiar with programming (e..g, R, Python or similar) and to be willing to handle some ‘big’ data, and use the HiperGator supercomputer. Knowledge of linux/UNIX based systems a plus. This research can form an honors research project and I am amendable to crafting a project that meets student interest and abilities. Must enroll for research hours. Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 (or later) start

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