Analysis of Climate Variability

Applications of Statistical Techniques Proceedings of an Autumn School Organized by the Commission of the European Community on Elba from October 30 to November 6, 1993

  • Hans von Storch
  • Antonio Navarra
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  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 139-159
    3. Robert E. Livezey
      Pages 161-178
    4. Robert E. Livezey
      Pages 179-198
  5. Pattern Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Antonio Navarra
      Pages 217-229
    3. Hans von Storch
      Pages 231-263
    4. Robert Vautard
      Pages 265-286
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-342

About these proceedings


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 different time and space scales and the availability of essentially one observational record, is needed to guide the researcher in choosing the right approach to obtain meaningful answers. The second edition of this book, originally based on contributions given during a school sponsored by the European Union on the Italian island of Elba, continues to be based on the general principles that made the first edition a popular choice. The general outline has been kept the same, covering aspects such as the examination of the observational record, stochastic climate models, analytical techniques, e.g. EOF, teleconnections and so on, but the chapters have been revised and updated, in some cases extensively, to cover the advances in the field in the years since the first edition.


Climate Variability Climate model Climatology Global climate model Klimatologie Precipitation Statistical Analysis Weather statistische Analyse temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans von Storch
    • 1
  • Antonio Navarra
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of HydrophysicsGKSS Research CenterGeesthachtGermany
  2. 2.Istituto ISAO-CNRBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08560-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03744-7
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