Digging into GRASS with Python

Using code to leverage GIS tools is tricky, but rewarding.

Measuring leaf area with Matlab

Measuring the surface area of a leaf is quite simple with Matlab.

Beautiful plots with R and the ggplot2 package

While there's a bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of plotting with ggplot2 you'll never look back.

The fog box

The fog box is our laboratory setup for comparing measurements from our leaf wetness sensors to what we might expect to actually accumulate on plants.

Chasing down precipitation data for California

Precipitation data for California is scattered across a number of different services.