Occurrence and quantity of precipitation can be modelled simultaneously

Dunn, Peter K. (2004) Occurrence and quantity of precipitation can be modelled simultaneously. International Journal of Climatology, 24 (10). pp. 1231-1239. ISSN 1097-0088

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Abstract

Many statistical models exist for modelling precipitation. One difficulty is that two issues need to be addressed: the probability of precipitation occurring, and then the quantity of precipitation recorded. This paper considers a family of distributions for modelling the quantity of precipitation, including those observations in which exactly no precipitation is recorded. Two examples are then discussed showing the distributions model the precipitation patterns well.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Peter Dunn
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: precipitation models; Poisson distribution; gamma distribution; Tweedie distribution; generalized linear models
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010406 Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040605 Palaeoclimatology
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1002/joc.1063
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2339

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