Methods and applications of statistics in the atmospheric and Earth sciences /

Methods and applications of statistics in the atmospheric and Earth sciences / edited by N. Balakrishnan, McMaster University Department of Statistics, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. - xvi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. - Wiley series in methods and applications of statistics .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface v

Contributors 1

1 Adaptive Sampling 1

2 Agricultural Surveys 8

3 Allometry 20

4 Atmospheric Statistics 27

5 Capture Recapture Methods I 35

6 Capture-Recapture Methods II 43

7 Cluster Sampling 50

8 Distance Sampling 53

9 Ecological Statistics 59

10 Environmental Statistics 67

11 Estimation of Species Richness and Shared Species Richness76

12 Geographic Information Systems 112

13 Geostatistics 121

14 Landsat Data Analysis in Crop Area Estimation 130

15 Latin Hypercube Sampling 140

16 Line Intercept Sampling 146

17 Line Transect Sampling 148

18 Methods for Drought Analysis and Forecasting 150

19 Ranked Set Sampling Methodology for Environmental Data185

20 Spatial Data Analysis 212

21 Spatial Processes 216

22 Spatial Sampling 223

23 Statistics in Agriculture 228

24 Statistics in Animal Science 232

25 Statistics in Biogeography 239

26 Statistics in Fisheries Research 246

27 Statistics in Forestry 251

28 Statistics in Geography 266

29 Statistics in Geology 272

30 Statistics in Geophysics 276

31 Statistics in Ornithology 292

32 Stereology 304

33 Stylometry 310

34 Systematic Sampling 318

35 Traffic Flow Problems 322

36 Transect Methods 326

37 Weather Modification I 331

38 Weather Modification II 338

39 Wildlife Sampling 349

Index 354 TOC


"Presenting a concise, well-rounded focus on the statistical concepts and applications that are essential for understanding gathered data in the earth and atmospheric sciences. Containing contributions from over 100 leading academics, researchers, and practitioners in these fields, this comprehensive book unveils modern, approaches to the acquisition and analysis of data across diverse subject areas like geology,



9780470503447 (hardback)

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Atmospheric physics--Statistical methods.
Earth sciences--Statistical methods.
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General.

QC874.5 / .M48 2013

519.5 / MET 2013

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