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proposal abstract [Dec. 14th, 2006|02:09 am]

So I just spent all evening writing a huge long summary of what we're planning to do for this grant proposal, which I then condensed down to a little over a page as the first pass at the abstract of the proposal, and when I went back and re-read it, I think it actually didn't suck. So yay, I think. Let's hope the other people involved also think it doesn't suck; their turn to edit now. [We want money to model people's hurricane evacuation decisions, BTW.]

I also did a bunch of estimating of what, exactly, I was planning to do for my contribution to it all and how much time it is likely to take. I used the best-worst-most likely estimation thingy, and I think I have a number that's not totally fake. And I remembered to include a temporal overhead factor in my estimate, so maybe it's actually even vaguely in the right ballpark.

Big grant proposal. Eek. Here's hoping it won't suck too much...

[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-12-14 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you folks probably have even less worry about hurricanes than we do. We at least get the tail ends of the biggies.

[Then again, you get avalanches sometimes.]

Good luck. I think that my recent award means I don't have to apply for any grants for 3 or 4 years. Phew.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-12-14 08:49 pm (UTC)
Then again, you get avalanches sometimes.

But not where anybody lives, really.

Our big hazards round here are flash floods, wildfire, and drought.
(Well, and tornadoes, but they're mostly out in the flatland.)

When you do get the tail end of a hurricane, what does it do? Anything besides dumping lots and lots of rain?
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-12-14 08:53 pm (UTC)
That's mostly it. They do sometimes spawn tornadoes, but the real consequence is flood.
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