Bayesian Glaciological Modelling to quantify uncertainties in ice core chronologies

first_imgValuable information about the environment and climate of the past is preserved in ice cores which are drilled through ice sheets in polar and alpine regions. A pivotal part of interpreting the information held within the cores is to build ice core chronologies i.e. to relate time to depth. Existing dating methods can be categorised as follows: (1) layer counting using the seasonality in signals, (2) glaciological modelling describing processes such as snow accumulation and plastic deformation of ice, (3) comparison with other dated records, or (4) any combination of these. Conventionally, implementation of these approaches does not use statistical methods. In order to quantify dating uncertainties, in this paper we develop the approach of category (2) further. First, the sources of uncertainty involved in glaciological models are formalised. Feeding these into a statistical framework, that we call Bayesian Glaciological Modelling (BGM), allows us to demonstrate the effect that uncertainty in the glaciological model has on the chronology. BGM may also include additional information to constrain the resulting chronology, for example from layer counting or other dated records such as traces from volcanic eruptions.Our case study involves applying BGM to date an Antarctic ice core (a Dyer plateau core). Working through this example allows us to emphasise the importance of properly assessing uncertain elements in order to arrive at accurate chronologies, including valid dating uncertainties. Valid dating uncertainties, in turn, facilitate the interpretation of environmental and climatic conditions at the location of the ice core as well as the comparison and development of ice core chronologies from different locations.last_img read more

NegOcc Capitol to get WiFi access soon

first_imgTwo more accesspoints will be installed and operational within the year, he added. BACOLODCity – TheDepartment of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is preparing toset up a free wireless internet service within the provincial capitolbuilding and lagoon here. DICT-NegrosOccidental Romeo Tome said the first access point has already been installedinside the building as of Monday. PHOTO BY NEGROS OCCIDENTAL On Oct. 24, theDICT-Negros Occidental launched the free WiFi live site in its provincialoffice along Aguinaldo Street, which is within the vicinity of the ProvincialCapitol and other government offices. Up next in theprovince are nine other municipalities, including E.B. Magalona, Pulupandan,Ilog, Murcia, Candoni, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Hinigaran, andBinalbagan. One accesspoint located inside the Capitol compound will serve the provincial governmentoffices and their clients while another one will have an effectivity rangecovering the lagoon premises. Thesocio-economic activities get a boost because of easy and faster internetconnection, he added. Republic Act10929, or the “Free Internet Access in Public Places Act”, mainly aims topromote knowledge-building among citizens and enabling them to participate inthe evolving information and communication age. Tome saidapplicants for clearance in the nearby office of the National Bureau ofInvestigation-Bacolod also benefit from the free WiFi access. In NegrosOccidental, the free Wi-Fi first went live in San Enrique town in early Octoberas part of the government’s “Free WiFi for All” program, which also coversfirst to sixth class municipalities. “We are lookingat faster and more efficient delivery of government services once the free WiFiaccess starts,” Tome said, noting that if the internet connectivity increases,the gross domestic product growth of an area also increases. The lawprovides for free internet at access points, such as national and localgovernment offices, public basic education institutions, state universities andcolleges, technology institutions, public hospitals, health centers, ruralhealth units, public parks, plazas, libraries, barangay reading centers, publicairports and seaports, and public transport terminals. (Witha report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

UW ready to prove its strength at Adidas Invitational

first_imgSet to host one of the nation’s premier regular-season meets before heading into the latter stages of their season, Saturday’s Adidas Invitational will serve as a benchmark to where the Wisconsin men’s cross country team stands on the national level.Held at Thomas Zimmer Cross Country course in Verona, the meet will feature stiff competition for the 20th-ranked Badgers that are fighting to remain a national cross-country powerhouse. Of the 30 ranked teams in the nation, 19 will be in Saturday’s competition, including top-10 opponents Northern Arizona, Brigham Young, Arkansas, Portlan and Columbia.For the Badgers, it will be a time to prove that despite losing five All-Americans from last season’s national runner-up squad, the team has enough depth to continue their streak of 11 straight Great Lakes NCAA Regional titles, 14 straight Big Ten titles and an NCAA record of 41 consecutive national championship appearances. A legacy so steeped in tradition won’t fade away just so easily, according to head coach Mick Byrne.“Yes, if you were to believe what social media pundits are saying about the University of Wisconsin, we’re down and we’re out. But I certainly don’t come to work every day believing that,” Byrne said at a press conference Monday.Byrne is very enthusiastic about the young core of Badger runners, highlighting freshmen Carl Hirsch and Ryan Kromer along with redshirt freshman Malachy Schrobilgen. The trio of first-year runners believe they are prepared to compete at the national level.“Right now we have a lot of guys around the same fitness and ability level. Guys finishing all the workouts together. It’s hard to figure out who’s going to be the number one, number two, number three,” Schrobilgen said. “This race will help us find out who’s doing the right things, making sure they’ve been taking care of themselves.”The meet will undoubtedly serve as a true gauge for where the Badgers stand on a national level, but the team does not see Saturday’s race as the end-all, say-all in terms of the remainder of the season.“I think this meet is a turning point in our season. We’re gunning to keep those streaks alive,” Schrobilgen said. “We want to gain some confidence out of this race and parlay that into the next couple races. But anything we do in this race won’t directly affect the results of those races.”Though many of the faces are different for the Badgers this year, running on their home turf is an opportunity they have to show they are still in the position to be one of the elite teams in the country.“They know it’s Adidas Week,” Byrne said. “It just means a different atmosphere around the locker room, out on the practice field, and the kids are very excited about it.”Saturday afternoon the fifth annual Adidas Invitational is an eight-kilometer race starting at 11 a.m. The women’s cross-country team will also be in competition, with their six-kilometer race beginning at 12 p.m.last_img read more

Senior Flyers look to expand first place lead tonight

first_imgFort St. John comes into tonight with a record of 13-5-0-1 for 27 points. It’s important for the Flyers to keep up with their winning ways because even though the team does have a three point lead in the standings both Grande Prairie and Spirit River have games in hand.Fourth place in the West Division belongs to Dawson Creek who have a firm grip on the position. The Canucks are 10 points ahead of fifth place Hythe, but five points behind Spirit River for third.After the game the Flyers will get on the bus to Spirit River to take on the Rangers Saturday night.- Advertisement –last_img

Warriors’ Alfonzo McKinnie comes up big in rare start

first_imgPORTLAND — Just three years ago Alfonzo McKinnie played on the worst team in Luxembourg’s second division.For those not geographically inclined, Luxembourg would be the second-smallest state in America by population, ahead of only Wyoming. No teams selected McKinnie in the 2015 NBA Draft, so he signed with the East Side Pirates, a semi-professional team in the middle of nowhere.So it’s fair to say McKinnie hardly expected to be wearing a gray flat-brim hat that read “NBA FINALS” in white …last_img

2019 Junior Market Barrow Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Champion Yorkshire exhibited by Ella Reed of Thornville sold to Farm Credit Mid-America, Paul Brown Construction, Granville Milling Co., Bill & Sally Sitterly, Buckeye Barrow Boosters, and Bay’s Food Market for $6,200. The Champion Tamworth exhibited by Gracie McHenry sold to Producers Livestock, Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Mark Lensman, KFI Show Pigs, Blessing Pump Service, and CPR by Tom for $2,500. The Champion Spot exhibited by Ava Genter of Archbold sold to Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Dean A. Smith, Kremer Yorkshires, Bodey Insurance, Genter Show Stock, and Oman Farms for $3,350. The Champion Landrace exhibited by Logan Deel of Vinton sold to The Feed Stop, Foster Sales, Ohio Valley Pig Sales, Major Expectations Online Sales, Diamond T Land & Cattle Co., Letart Coporation, Jackson Ag. Services, Buckeye Barrow Boosters and Tim & Glenda Huffman for $2,500. The Champion Hereford exhibited by Wade Smith of New Vienna sold to Fox Towing & Truck Service, Kevin Cathy & Kodey Smith, McDonald & Son Feed Mill, Clint High Farms, Mayer Farm Equipment, The Wendt Group- Kasey Smith, Owen & Glen Smith, Davidson Farm, Ron & Sheila Geer, Peggy Geer, Dick & Kim Hiatt, Shoelace Catering, Ryan, Natalie, Allie, Conner & Calie Brunk, Kimley Feed Stone, Southern Hills Commercial Bank and Buckeye Barrow Boosters for $2,750. The Champion Hampshire exhibited by Zander Ivey of Bloomingburg sold to Buckeye Barrow Boosters and John Regula for $2,400. The Champion Duroc exhibited by Ava Genter of Archbold sold to Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Kremer Yorkshires, Oman Farms, Dean A. Smith, Champion Cheer & Tumble Center, Bodey Insurance, and Genter Showstock for $4,900. Reserve champion exhibitors The Champion Chester White exhibited by Luke Johnson of Wilmington sold to Lensman Show Pigs, Steve Murphy- Murphy Farms, Bill Marine Ford, Bodey Insurance, Stewart Family and Buckeye Barrow Boosters for $2,400. The Champion Berkshire exhibited by Brett Zeedyk of Hicksville sold to Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Roger & Lois Zeedyk, The Country Petal, R & T Manure Application, and M & M Enterprise for $3,075. In addition, the Champion Poland China exhibited by Cooper Stambaugh sold to Willson Farms, Tim and Glenda Huffman, Buckeye Barrow Boosters, Double B & S Cattle Co., Wallpert Livestock Trucking, Worthington Steel- Delta, and Morenci Chiropractic for $2,500.The reserve champion exhibitors were: Berkshire: Zander Ivey, Bloomingburg; Chester White: Sable Ruhenkamp, Ft. Loramie; Duroc: Gracee Stewart, Sabina; Hereford: Mallory Liles, Wapakoneta; Hampshire: Madison Curless, Blanchester; Landrace: Madison Petro, Gallipolis; Poland China: Kasen Miller, Somerset; Spotted: Dane Wilt, Washington Court House; Tamworth: Liam Shellhouse, Sycamore; Yorkshire: Maya McCoy, Washington Court House; Light Cross: Grant Dunaway, Hamilton; Dark Cross: Lily Rees, Bidwell.The Buckeye Barrow Boosters also supported each exhibitor in the sale. They include: CWKW Showpigs, John Regula Auctioneer, Korb Farms, Kimley Show Pigs, Ward Family Genetics, Genetic Edge, Ohio Pork Schop, Kremer Yorkshires, Ohio Ag Net/ Ohio’s Country Journal, Ohio Youth Gilt Sale, Ohio Hamp, York, Landracer and Crossbred Boar Sale, Larry Dore Family, Mark Butterfield Family, Ellwood Family, Bob Foster Family, LUS- Rusty Bingham, Bates Showpigs, Andy Warner Family, Fender Family Showpigs, Mike Fearon Family, Brandon Harris Family, Matt Foor Family, Ray Sponcil Family, Roger Hunker Family, 3N Livestock, Wendt Livestock, Scott Evans Family, Todd Price, Rusty Coe Family, Aiden Adams, Stewart Family, Yoder Family, Hancock Family, and the Swensen Family.last_img read more

After loss to Creamline in finals, Motolite-Ateneo focuses on UAAP

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion There was something that helped pull Motolite-Ateneo out of its funk after losing the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference championship series to powerhouse Creamline.The Lady Eagles had already achieved what they had set out to do in the first place.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Motolite-Ateneo was using the tournament as preparation for the UAAP women’s volleyball wars and coach Oliver Almadro kept remindinghis players that it wasn’t the results that mattered, but the learning they drew from playing against tough club teams.And one of those lessons was to keep fighting regardless of the hurdles facing the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I told the players, ‘Let’s not give up even if the odds are against us. We should never give up,’” said Almadro.That philosophy guided Motolite-Ateneo to several huge wins in the tournament, including in the semifinals where the Lady Eagles thwarted a more experienced BanKo-Perlas. LATEST STORIES Sotto’s absence shines light on FEU’s Abarrientos But the Lady Eagles simply ran out of ammunition against the Cool Smashers, who were led by the ultra-talented Alyssa Valdez.Almadro and the Lady Eagles are now setting their sights on the UAAP, where they should be among the favorites after their stint in the PVL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

6-year-old trains with Australian Test squad, confident of getting Virat Kohli out

first_imgArchie Schiller, a six-year-old from Barossa Valley in South Australia, trained with the Australian squad at the Adelaide Oval, days ahead of the much-anticipated Test series between the hosts and India. The kid has been promised that he will be a part of the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, which comes four days after his seventh birthday.Archie has a long-term heart condition but that hasn’t stopped him from training in his backyard for the Melbourne Test. The kid claims he is a leg-spinner and a fan of ‘Garry’ [Nathan] Lyon. His dream is to skipper the senior national team. And he believes he can get world-beater Virat Kohli out, easily.In a heartwarming gesture, Australia coach Justin Langer had told Archie and his parents about his inclusion in the Test squad via a video call from the United Arab Emirates during the team’s tour of Pakistan in October.Thanks to Make a Wish Foundation, Archie met his heroes on Monday at the Adelaide Oval and even posed for photographs with skipper Tim Paine and Lyon. The cricket-loving kid was presented his Australia kit during the training session. Oh Boy, Archie was looking dapper!Australia’s newest Test squad member, 6-year-old Archie Schiller, in his kit and ready for action at Adelaide Oval nets #AUSvIND Ramsey (@ARamseyCricket) December 4, 2018Archie was three months old when it was diagnosed he had faulty heart valves and his heartbeat had irregular rhythms. He had needed an urgent surgery that lasted more than seven hours. Six months later, the kid had to undergo a second surgery, while in December 2017, he had his third open-heart surgery, according to bowls no-ball during training, ask mother not to tell LangerDespite all the adversity, Archie continues to be a fun-loving kid. The report says Archie has abandoned daily television viewing sessions at home to focus on the preparation in the lead up to the Melbourne Test even as Langer did not promise a spot in the playing XI.Australia’s newest Test squad member has his whites and is warming up with the rest of the Aussie squad at training. Learn his full story HERE: (@cricketcomau) December 3, 2018Archie bowled a no-ball during a training session at his backyard but he has told his mother, Sarah not to reveal it to Langer, who is looking forward to having the kid in the Australian dressing room.”I reckon he’ll be treated like (uncapped opener) Marcus Harris – come in for the first time in the changerooms, meet all the boys and like always when you come into that inner sanctum of the Baggy Green, it’s like joining the brotherhood,” Langer was quoted as saying by”Archie will be joining the brotherhood. He’s been through some tough times spent a lot of time in a hospital bed, so anyway that we can help to put a smile on his face, it’s the very least we can do for him,” he added.”Just being out on Adelaide Oval, in the sunshine, under a nice blue sky and running around with his heroes – who, to a man, were all really moved by his story – it should be terrific for everyone.”Also Read | Fan in Adelaide predicts India will win 3-0. Rohit Sharma responds: Why not 4-0?Also Read | Earning respect as important as winning vs India: Tim PaineAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s Adelaide memories: Two hundreds and a heartbreaking defeatlast_img read more