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Introduction to Sediment Traps

[NB: The second¬†entry in this series was published here,¬†Sediment Traps: Historical Trends and the Promise of Innovation, which covers some of the history and development of sediment traps as well as my own hopes for the field moving forward.] The biological carbon pump (BCP) is the mechanism whereby marine, biological systems sequester atmospheric carbon into […]

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Markov Chain Monte Carlo: A Practical Introduction

Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation sounds, admittedly, like a method better left to professional practitioners and the like; but please don’t let the esoteric name fool you. MCMC, as we like to call is, is a powerful yet deceptively simple technique that can be useful in problems ranging throughout science and engineering. Since this promises […]

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