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Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128158234, 9780128165270

Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences

4th Edition

Author: Daniel Wilks
Paperback ISBN: 9780128158234
eBook ISBN: 9780128165270
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th June 2019
Page Count: 840
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Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of trying to meet the needs of students, researchers and operational practitioners. This updated edition not only includes expanded sections built upon the strengths of the prior edition, but also provides new content where there have been advances in the field, including Bayesian analysis, forecast verification and a new chapter dedicated to ensemble forecasting.

Key Features

  • Provides a strong, yet concise, introduction to applied statistics that is specific to atmospheric science
  • Contains revised and expanded sections on nonparametric tests, test multiplicity and quality uncertainty descriptors
  • Includes new sections on ANOVA, quantile regression, the lasso and other regularization methods, regression trees, changepoint detection, ensemble forecasting and exponential smoothing


Researchers and students in the atmospheric sciences, including meteorology, climatology, and other allied disciplines involving atmospheric data

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Review of Probability
3. Empirical Distributions and Exploratory Data Analysis
4. Parametric Probability Distributions
5. Frequentist Statistical Inference
6. Bayesian Inference
7. Statistical Forecasting
8. Ensemble Forecasting
9. Forecast Verification
10. Time Series
11. Matrix Algebra and Random Matrices
12. Multivariate Normal Distribution
13. Principal Component (EOF) Analysis
14. Linear multivariate analysis of vector pairs: CCA, MCA, and RA
15. Discrimination and Classification
16. Cluster Analysis


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About the Author

Daniel Wilks

Daniel S. Wilks has been a member of the Atmospheric Sciences faculty at Cornell University since 1987, and is the author of Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences (2011, Academic Press), which is in its third edition and has been continuously in print since 1995. Research areas include statistical forecasting, forecast postprocessing, and forecast evaluation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, USA

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