Analysis of Climate Variability

Applications of Statistical Techniques

  • Hans von Storch
  • Antonio Navarra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Navarra
      Pages 3-10
  3. Analyzing The Observed Climate

  4. Simulating and Predicting Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Claude Frankignoul
      Pages 139-158
    3. Robert E. Livezey
      Pages 159-176
    4. Robert E. Livezey
      Pages 177-196
  5. Pattern Analy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Antonio Navarra
      Pages 215-225
    3. Hans von Storch
      Pages 227-257
    4. Robert Vautard
      Pages 259-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-334

About this book


Various problems in climate research, which require the use of advanced statistical techniques, are considered in this book. The examples emphasize the notion that the knowledge of statistical techniques alone is not sufficient. Instead, good physical understanding of the specific problems in climate research, such as the enormous size of the phase space, the correlation of processes on all time and space scales and the availability of essentially one observational record, are needed to guide the researcher in choosing the right approach to obtain meaningful answers. Aspects covered are the examination of the observational record based on instrumental and proxy data, the concept of stochastic climate models and the confirmation of dynamic climate models, the evaluation of forecasts and pattern-related analytical techniques such as empirical orthogonal functions, teleconnections, singular spectrum analysis and principal oscillation patterns. The book is a collection of the contributions given during an "autumn school" on "Statistical Analysis in Climate Research" supported by the European Community.


Klimatologie Scale climate climate variability climatology statistical analysis statistische Analyse

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans von Storch
    • 1
  • Antonio Navarra
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MeteorologieHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Istituto per lo Studio delle Metodologie Geofisiche AmbientaliModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03169-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03167-4
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