POWER to the People - the nasapower package

Author: Adam Sparks

“NASA generates and provides heaps of data to the scientific community. Not all of it is looking out at the stars. Some of it is looking back at us here on Earth. NASA’s Earth science program observes, understands and models the Earth system. We can use these data to discover how our Earth is changing, to better predict change, and to understand the consequences for life on Earth.”

“The nasapower [package] aims to make it quick and easy to automate downloading NASA POWER global meteorology, surface solar energy and climatology data data in your R session as a tidy data frame for analysis and use in modelling or other purposes…”

Read the full post here: https://ropensci.org/blog/2019/05/14/nasapower/


Use case from @emdelponte for nasapower:
Can rainfall be a useful predictor of epidemic risk across temporal and spatial scales?

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