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How much can you computer in a day?

Posted on June 27, 2013

Today was a computer day.

Literally, I sat in front of the computer for like 12 hours today. After a ten-minute run in the field to collect the levelogger I had put out there overnight, I returned to the barn, sat down in front of my computer and did nothing but stare at it for the rest of the day. This levelogger, like the other one, didn’t show any particularly interesting results, but part of me is relieved about the lack of anything interesting, because that helps to reinforce the conclusion I’ve started to come to about saltwater extent – that there isn’t much.

So far, most of my data shows that the salinity of the water drops very quickly as you move away from the ocean until it is almost freshwater, all of this in the same farther east area. Then there is the strip of data I couldn’t collect, and then the same freshwater starts up on the other side. I’m not sure I can make any assumptions about what goes on in between, but from some vegetation research I did today, it appears that that whole area is pretty consistent. That cursed Hau may yet prove useful still.

Besides that, I’ve been working on organizing maps and the data to get some neater array of final products, though I have a feeling I’m going to have my hands full tomorrow trying to get it all. It seems that, though a couple of days ago I felt like I had little to do, so many things have come up since then, suddenly the situation is just the opposite. Hopefully I can get a little more done tonight and really get down to business tomorrow to be able to have some peace of mind Thursday night and practice before presenting. I guess we’ll see how that goes.



A whole lot of layers (39 to be exact - they didn't all fit)


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