Statistical Analysis in Climate Research

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Cambridge University Press, 2001 - 484 sider
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Climatology is, to a large degree, the study of the statistics of our climate. The powerful tools of mathematical statistics therefore find wide application in climatological research. The purpose of this book is to help the climatologist understand the basic precepts of the statistician's art and to provide some of the background needed to apply statistical methodology correctly and usefully. The book is self contained: introductory material, standard advanced techniques, and the specialised techniques used specifically by climatologists are all contained within this one source. There are a wealth of real-world examples drawn from the climate literature to demonstrate the need, power and pitfalls of statistical analysis in climate research. Suitable for graduate courses on statistics for climatic, atmospheric and oceanic science, this book will also be valuable as a reference source for researchers in climatology, meteorology, atmospheric science, and oceanography.
 

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Part II Confirmation and Analysis
95
Part III Fitting Statistical Models
141
Part IV Time Series
193
Part V Eigen Techniques
289
Part VI Other Topics
367
Part VII Appendices
407
References
455
Index
469
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Hans von Storch is Director of the Institute of Hydrophysics of the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht, Germany and a Professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg.

Francis W. Zwiers is Chief of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Atmospheric Environment Service, Victoria, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mathematicw and Statistics of the University of Victoria.

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