The grass is always greener

Joseph Craine put up a very cool figure (from Andrew Elmore) on worldwide climate space. Go read more about it!

Plot of Mean Annual Temperature and Mean Annual Precipitation by A. Elmore via J. Craine

Sometimes doing science is wonderful because you find beautiful things:

Therefore, there is an intrinsic beauty in this approach, which comes from its generality, deep significance and remarkable simplicity.

One of the things I’d like to do during my PhD is visualize the timing and spatial arrangement of populations of interior spruce and lodgepole pine as they “flower.” Nathan Yau writes about a tool, Torque, that might be a cool way to do this!