Detecting climate transitions, their relative duration and midpoint, together with confidence bounds, is an important application of time series analysis methods. Here is a MATLAB example of a nonlinear fit of a sigmoid function to noisy data with a transition.
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Today the 5th edition of MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences appeared online and the hardcover edition is available for pre-order. MATLAB® is used in a wide range of geoscientific applications, e.g. for image processing in remote sensing, for creating and processing digital elevation models, and for analyzing time series.
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The last page of my third book in the #MATLAB Recipes trilogy with SpringerNature entitled “Signal and Noise in Geosciences” is finished. It took almost a year, 333 pages of text, countless illustrations, and 4 GB electronic supplements. Continue reading “Signal and Noise in Geosciences: MATLAB Recipes for Data Acquisition in Earth Sciences”
MathWorks has removed the hdftool function which was a graphical user interface (GUI) based import tool for importing certain parts of hierarchical data format (HDF). Here is a workaround for the removed feature.
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The Volkswagen Foundation is funding our 5th summer school on “Trends, Rhythms and Events in the Earth’s Climate System – Past, Present and Future” in 2021. After summer schools in Africa and Europe, this one will be taught entirely online. Continue reading “Online Summer School on “Trends, Rhythms and Events in the Earth’s Climate System – Past, Present and Future””
On 25 September 2020 the University of Potsdam will open virtual lecture halls for 1,250 children aged 8–10 in order to inspire them for the world of science. During the event I will teach a lecture on climate change and human evolution during the Children’s University Potsdam.
In two weeks scientists from the Chew Bahir project will meet in the Virtual Space to discuss the latest results of the 290 m long ICDP cores from S Ethiopia. Continue reading “Sixth Chew Bahir Drilling Project Workshop in the Virtual Space”