Environmental Data Analysis with MatLab


  • William Menke, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
  • Joshua Menke

Environmental Data Analysis with MatLab is for students and researchers working to analyze real data sets in the environmental sciences. One only has to consider the global warming debate to realize how critically important it is to be able to derive clear conclusions from often-noisy data drawn from a broad range of sources. This book teaches the basics of the underlying theory of data analysis, and then reinforces that knowledge with carefully chosen, realistic scenarios. MatLab, a commercial data processing environment, is used in these scenarios; significant content is devoted to teaching how it can be effectively used in an environmental data analysis setting. The book, though written in a self-contained way, is supplemented with data sets and MatLab scripts that can be used as a data analysis tutorial.

Author's website: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/users/menke/edawm/index.htm

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Environmental scientists, specialists, researchers, analysts, undergraduate and graduate students in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Biology and Earth Science, who are working to analyze data and communicate results


Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-391886-4

Table of Contents

1. Data Analysis with MatLab
2. A First Look at  Data
3. Probability and What has to do with Data.
4. The Power of Linear Models
5. Quantifying Preconceptions
6. Detecting Periodicities
7. The Past Influences the Present
8. Patterns Suggested By Data
9. Detecting Correlations Among the Data
10. Filling in Missing Data
11. Are my Results Significant?
12. Notes