# WBGT & the relaxation of Tw

In this series of posts we are exploring the relaxation of natural wet bulb temperature (Tw), a necessary step in the modeling of the wet bulb global temperature (WBGT) and physiological heat stress. In our previous post we explored the rate of relaxation which is the limiting step when it comes to the calculation of … Continue reading

# Climate Change & Heat Stress Indicators: Exploring the relaxation of Tw

In this series of posts I am exploring the relaxation of the natural wet bulb temperature (Tw). This is the limiting step in the approximation of heat stress indicator wet bulb global temperature (WBGT), which is widely used to model the effects of temperature upon humans (Bernard and Pourmoghani (1999); Lemke and Kjellstron (2012)). In … Continue reading

# Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algortihm

I have been working through Algorithm’s Design and Analysis I by Stanford, via Coursera. It is quite heavily theoretical, which I guess you would assume from the title but along with the final exam and weekly tests, there have been weekly programming challenges which have been rewarding to do. Like the Introduction to Databases course … Continue reading

# Motivation and the Big Picture

I am definitely a big picture person. A clear big picture helps me to put the details into context and provide a reason or motivation for the finer details. I find it is really important I understand the conceptual motivation in order to buy-into a specific exploration of the underlying theory. Working through MIT’s Mathematics … Continue reading

# rookie mistake – an important lesson

I love moocs! Right now I am a huge fan of Coursera, and am working through Stanford’s Design and Analysis of Algorithms (here). I have just completed Programming Qeustion #1, and it was one of those real “ah-ha” moments that was so fundamentally simple, I had to blog it! The question requires us to read … Continue reading

# Interesting Challenge… Divide and Conquer

Follows from the original post (here) and it’s children. I have dealt with some algorithms (selection, insertion and bubble sort) simple to get a handle on sorting and perhaps give some inspiration on a novel approach to the original question. I am a little further along now, and am beginning to think that sorting algorithms … Continue reading