More Results and Final Thoughts

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The last part of my project was to perform statistical tests with the Tmax and Salpa thompsoni abundance values. The goal was to look for significant spatial variation for either variable as well as relationships between the two throughout the 21-year time series. I cut my data set down for these tests in hopes that […]

Painting a picture with data isn’t simple

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The series of 21 paired maps offers a great year-by-year comparison, but I also wanted to see how the data from the entire time series matches up. I created interpolation maps using ArcGIS to view spatial trends on a map. I used a method called kriging to fill in the empty areas where I did […]

From the Southern Ocean to My Spreadsheet

The Palmer Antarctica Long Term Ecological Research (PAL LTER) cruises are crazy busy! The study area is organized into lines of sampling stations every 100 nautical miles down the Western Antarctic Peninsula. No matter the day or time when the ARSV Laurence M. Gould reaches the next station, it is time to collect data. I […]