SIO 221C Data Analysis Laboratory

Fall 2015

 Sarah Gille      
SIO Office: Nierenberg Hall 348    
Telephone: 822-4425
e-mail: sgille at

Meetings:  Tuesday and Thursday: 12:30-1:50, OAR Conference Room

Course Requirements:  Complete 3 projects from list below (or new ones to be added; the final project may be arranged with instructor to be tailored to research).  Each project is scheduled to take 3 weeks.  Students report on their progress at each class meeting and discuss problems and possible solutions with the group.  Written reports are submitted at the end of each project.  The course is taken S/U.


Reference books
Selected papers
Software possibilities

Organization:  September 25, September 29

Project 1 (spectral methods):  September 29, October 1, October 6, October 8, October 13, October 15; written reports due October 15)

Project 2 (EOFs or objective mapping):  October 27, October 29, November 4, November 5, November 10, November 12 written reports due November 12)

Project 3 (open choice):  November 17, November 19, November 24, December 1, December 3, December 8; written reports due December 8)

No class due to instructor travel (September 24, October 20, October 22, November 3); Thanksgiving (November 26)
Rescheduled classes (November 3 shifted to November 4)

Submit papers to using these instructions. I'd also be grateful for a hard copy. For clarification on what constitutes plagiarism in scientific publication, you may wish to read the American Meteorological Society's statement on the topic.




Lecture Notes

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