From @tommylees112 on Fri Jul 12 2019 10:44:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)
I recently met @jacobtomlinson at a hackathon in London, with the Software Underground (SWUNG) group. He introduced us to the Pangeo community and ecosystem and mentioned that introducing myself on here might be the best way to be involved. I am a PhD student at Oxford looking at drought monitoring and prediction in East Africa.
I am a frequent user of xarray and have recently been working on a project to combine seasonal forecast models with machine learning methods to better predict drought. The project (repo here) is part of the ECMWF Summer of Weather Code and I am working with my collaborator and friend @gabrieltseng. I am already so grateful for people’s help with my questions on StackOverflow and GitHub.
I am particularly interested in using Dask and the compute resources / datasets that you guys have collected. This would really help working with datasets and processes that I struggle to fit into my laptop’s memory!
The binder repositories are such a great help and I am super grateful for the time you have spent sharing these tools and resources with the wider geoscientific community. Something that I think would be interesting would be to explore how meterological drought indices (SPI / SPEI) change in the future CMIP6 model scenarios under different global warming conditions (may have already been done!).
Thanks again for setting up this group! Let me know how I can get involved and if there’s anything that sounds interesting to you!
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/pangeo-data/pangeo/issues/668