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Second GeoChronR workshop

August 16 - August 18

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The GeoChronR project was funded by NSF-Geoinformatics to facilitate broad adoption of state-of-the-art geochronologic uncertainty quantification. The project is highly synergistic with LinkedEarth. Like last year, Nick, Julien and Deborah will again be hosting a training workshop on the analysis, visualization and integration of time-uncertain data in the paleogeosciences on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ on August 16-18, 2017. This workshop is intended for graduate students and early-career scientists working with geoscientific timeseries with uncertainties in the time domain.

Topics will include:

  • Interacting with the Linked Paleo Data format, including importing and exporting datasets
  • Using available algorithms, including Bacon, BAM, BChron, and Clam to estimate age uncertainty
  • Propagating age uncertainty through multiple stages of analysis, including correlation, regression, ordination, and spectral methods
  • Effectively visualizing results and uncertainties
  • Interpreting, discussing and disseminating results to encourage transparent and reproducible science.

Space is limited to twenty attendees, with preference given to graduate students and early career scientists. Experience with scientific programming, especially R, will be helpful, but is not required, and the workshop and tools are designed for non-expert users. Travel support is available for accepted applicants. Applications are due on or before June 15th. Please apply here.


Northern Arizona University
South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 United States
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