Statistical Data Analysis for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Includes a Data Disk Designed to Be Used as a Minitab File.By
- H. Thiebaux
Oceanographers, meteorologists, and other physical scientists who analyze data from marine and atmospheric systems.
Hardbound, 247 Pages
Published: November 1994
Imprint: Academic Press
"Its innovative style, real-life examples and exercises at the conclusion of chapters, should be found interesting and valuable by readers."
--Zbigniew Sorbjan, University of Oklahoma, in PAGEOPH
"The text provides a good coverage of the
classical distributionsof traditional statistics....Overall, the author is to be congratulated for presenting a human oriented, rather than a robot oriented, book about statistics..."
--INTERATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY
- Statistical Analysis and Inference in Science: The Art of Reaching Conclusions at the Interface of Theory and Observation. Data and Data Management: What We Have to Go On or Accumulated Records of Observations and Their Expeditious Reorganization. Descriptive Statistics: First Impressions or Sketching Features of Observed Systems with Data. The Foundations of Inference: Probability Models as Descriptions of Research Outcomes. Stochastic Variables andthe Identification of Their Distributions: Distilling Uncertainty. The Exponential and Uniform Distributions: Describing Uncertainty in Time and Space. The Normal Distributions: Good Approximations for Many Composite Variables. AnalyzingVariability: Establishing Differences between Means and between Variances. Testing Hypotheses: Dealing with the Generic Critic while Establishing Powerful Support for New Ideas. Linear Regression: Analyzing an Influence Network. Bootstrapping: Scientific Inference when None of the Above Apply. Chapter Exercises. References. Subject Index.