The main purpose of this blog is to show people how to use Python to solve real world problems. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to hear from readers about how they have used tips and tricks from this site to solve their own problems. In this post, I am extremely delighted to present a real world case study. This example comes from Michael Biermann from Germany.
CSU Hurricane Seasonal Forecasting
Objective: To investigate the influence of various weather conditions on risk of low back pain. Methods: We conducted a case-crossover study in primary care clinics in Sydney, Australia. A total of consecutive patients with a sudden, acute episode of back pain were recruited from October to November Following the pain onset, demographic and clinical data about the back pain episode were obtained for each participant during an interview. Weather parameters temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind speed, wind gust, wind direction, and precipitation were obtained from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for the entire study period. Weather exposures in the case window time when participants first noticed their back pain were compared to exposures in 2 control time windows same time duration, 1 week and 1 month before the case window. Results: Temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, and precipitation showed no association with onset of back pain.
Advances in Meteorology
Skip to Main Content. A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions. A framework to support scientific knowledge management: a case study in agro-meteorology Abstract: This work presents the development of the AGROMET environment: a platform that supports scientific work in a cooperative way providing the reutilization of data, metadata, models, programs and workflow definitions.
Atmospheric physics Atmospheric dynamics category. Climate category Climate change category. Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics , with a major focus on weather forecasting. The study of meteorology dates back millennia , though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the 18th century. The 19th century saw modest progress in the field after weather observation networks were formed across broad regions.