A List of Common Unspoken Knowledge for Postgrad Climate Students
Kim Reid offers a useful list of common unspoken knowledge for postgraduate students in the climate sciences. Hopefully, she says, this will save you some time and mistakes in the future.
Conferences in the time of COVID
This time last year Kim Reid was planning a Euro-adventure where she would attend a summer school in the Swiss Alps, attend EGU, visit Reading and the Met Office and explore some castles on the side. Now she and her supervisor joke that if case numbers stay low, Kim might be able to visit a university in the same city.
Self-Doubt and Statistical Fallacies: My First Time Reviewing
Kim Reid’s first peer review task is to review the manuscript of two of the biggest names in her field of expertise. In taking on this daunting challenge she finds a useful online guide and remembers the key teaching of a CLEX chief investigator, Dietmar Dommenget.
Are Video Games Turning Your Kids into Environmentalists?
Amidst the Victorian lockdown Kim Reid has escaped into her favourite video games and found that many of them carry a powerful environmental message.
What’s in a name?
Kim Reid describes everything you ever wanted to know about atmospheric rivers, and then some. Front, Warm Conveyor Belt, Atmospheric River, Tropical Moisture Exports and Flexible Tubes. Are these phrases describing different phenomenon or are they merely alternative names for same system?
How to have a successful conference when you’re an introverted agoraphobic
Kim Reid had a very fruitful conference at AMOS 2020, but she also had two panic attacks. Here she talks about living with these attacks and how someone in a similar situation can navigate and still get plenty of benefits from crowded conferences.
Enter the Plastisphere
Intergenerational equity was the theme of last weekend. On Friday I attended the Climate Strike in Melbourne. The crowd was massive as people of all ages and all walks of life gathered to tell the leaders of the world that we wanted real action on climate change.
Music and Intelligence: not a Love Story
Kim Reid takes the release of a new Taylor Swift album as the jump-off point to explore the space in a Venn diagram where music, trash films unfalsifiable hypotheses and spurious correlations intersect.
Imposter syndrome clouds joy of first accepted paper
Kim had her first paper accepted in the Journal of Climate and was over the moon but sneaking up behind her was another first she didn’t expect – her first bout of imposter syndrome.
The six stages of a null result
It happens to us all, despite our best intentions, a hypothesis doesn’t pan out. Kim Reid outlines the six stages to acceptance and some important medication to help overcome the inevitable depression.