Modeling and assessing climatic trends

Authored by: Peter F. Craigmile , Peter Guttorp

Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781498752022
eBook ISBN: 9781315152509
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315152509-27

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Abstract

Studies of climate change often involve the statistical analysis of climate variables (or their meteorological counterparts) indexed in space and time [98]. Usually these variables are observed directly from instrumental measurements (e.g., from thermometers for temperature; from rain gauges for precipitation), but it is becoming more common to observe data indirectly from satellite measurements or as the output of global or regional climate models. As the datasets become more complex, the statistical analyses can become more involved.

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