Geostatistics Stanford

The Geostatistics/ Geomathematics program involves faculty from several departments at Stanford. Its focus is the development and statistical validation of numerical models to characterize the distribution in time and space of earth sciences phenomena. Geostatistical models aim to integrate physical constraints, combine multiple data sources, and characterize uncertainty. Applications include modeling geological heterogeneities in hydrocarbon and mineral deposits, space-time characterization of air quality, the distribution of pollutants in soil, land use change using satellite data, rainfall models, and general circulation model intercomparisons.

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Anything new about stirling engines in Cal?

Looking for an update. Everything I find from google news is almost a year old. This is from the stirling engine deal with Southern Edison to build a 500MW plant outside of LA.
What geographical areas are best suited for a solar dish farm?
The southwest region of the United States is ideally suited for this. In fact, a solar farm 100 miles by 100 miles could satisfy 100% of the America’s annual electrical needs. Solar technology primarily addresses the peak power demands facing utility companies in the Southwest U.S. and other solar-rich areas.


by tlbrink

The cost of living and job markets are better than the national average, but the best job strategy is not to go for averages, but look at your specific skills and experiences, figure out which careers that relates to, and then go to that geographical area:
technology - Silicon Valley
finance - New York
There are other factors to consider. How important are mountains? the ocean? good weather? I have met many midwesterners in Acapulco during the winter, and none ever told me
"I got to get back to Omaha. I just miss those snow covered plains."

4,000 Year Old Greenlander

by BurpBoohickie

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature

Cambridge University Press Introduction to Geostatistics: Applications in Hydrogeology (Stanford-Cambridge Program)
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Solar study: U of M students seek state's sunniest places  — Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
The students are using geographic information systems technology and Lidar data, which is 3D aerial imaging of the Earth's surface, gathered by aircraft with laser-based technology, the students note in a 10-minute video that explains the project (below).

Cambridge University Press Introduction to Geostatistics: Applications in Hydrogeology (Stanford-Cambridge Program) ( Paperback ) by Kitanidis, P. K. published by Cambridge University Press
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Fundamentals of geostatistics in five lessons
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