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Main Title The measurement of secular temperature change in the eastern United States /
Author Mitchell, J. Murray
Publisher U.S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau,
Year Published 1961
OCLC Number 794778808
Subjects Climatology--Statistics. ; Temperature measurements. ; Climatic changes--East (U.S.)--Measurement. ; Climatic changes--Measurement. ; Climatic changes--Research--East (U.S.)
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EKBD  USWB/RP-043 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011
Collation ix, 80 pages : illustrations, charts ; 26 cm.
"March 1961." At head of title: U.S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau. Prepared by the Office of Climatology, U.S. Weather Bureau, Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction. pp. 1. 2. Theoretical background. pp. 5. 3. Measurement of secular temperature change. pp. 11. 4. Homogeneity analysis of climatological benchmark and first-order station series. pp. 24. 5. Summary and concluding remarks. pp. 58. Appendix A. The area-mean index and derivation of its error variance. pp. 63. Appendix B. The tau index and derivation of its error variance. pp. 66. Appendix C. Criterion for editing discontinuous inhomogeneities from tau index. pp. 70. Appendix D. Selection of Climatological Benchmark stations, and operating procedure in homogeneity analysis of temperature series. pp. 72. Appendix E. Significance test based on the tau index for suspected inhomogeneity in a station series. pp. 77. References. pp. 79. Long series of observations at climatological stations, commonly used for estimating secular climatic change, are frequently unsuitable for such an application. The purpose of this paper is to describe and apply an optimum methodology for measuring secular changes of temperature, by use of existing monthly mean data at cooperative climatological stations, with particular reference to the eastern United States.