Category Archive: Scotland

Transcribed Scottish snow data available (1945-2007)

I’m nearly 12 months late writing this post. I think it must have slipped my mind! The primary dataset for my PhD was the snow survey of Great Britain. You can read more… Continue reading

R with GRASS GIS – easiest Munros

I’ve been having a more sustained play with R and GRASS together. I’ve previously used them, in tandem, for processing satellite images, but haven’t been much further. In this post I’ll look at… Continue reading

EARL 2016 talk

I spoke on 14th September at the EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) conference in London. This is event is concerned exclusively with the R programming language and it was the first… Continue reading

PhD corrections accepted!

My PhD has been a long road, but there’s only one hurdle left: submitting a hard bound copy of my thesis. I got word today that my thesis corrections have been accepted. In… Continue reading

Monthly patterns in Scottish snow (1946-2006)

There’s been a bit of a flurry on Twitter recently about April snow in the UK (see tweet below). My opinion is there’s often UK snow during April, but it happens to be… Continue reading

Scottish mountain snow: pre-viva talk

At Edinburgh University our PhD viva exams are behind closed doors, but we’re encouraged to present our work before the viva to help us to prepare. I gave my pre-viva talk today, in… Continue reading

Scottish snow and the NAO – journal paper

In Autumn 2014 I gave a talk at the British Hydrological Society (BHS) Symposium. I spoke about the relationship between Scottish snow and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Following these symposia, the BHS… Continue reading

Reanalysis of Scottish mountain snow – thesis submitted

On the 29th January 2016 I submitted my PhD thesis for examination. This is the first step towards being awarded a doctorate, the next is for my thesis to be examined. At the… Continue reading

International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2015

I’m presenting a poster at ICAM next week. For those of you who aren’t able to make it along it’s shown below. For those that are – have a read and think of… Continue reading

Getting started with NetCDF – reading CEH GEAR

Last year CEH released an interpolated precipitation dataset for the UK call GEAR. You can read about this dataset here, or view slides presented at the 2014 BHS Symposium here. In short; these… Continue reading