Studies of local and global phenomena generate descriptions which require statistical analysis. In this text, H. Jean Thiebaux presents a succinct yet comprehensive review of the fundamentals of statistics as they pertain to studies in oceanic and atmospheric sciences. The text includes an accompanying disk with compatible Minitab sample data. Together, this volume and the included data provide insights into the basics of statistical inference, data analysis, and distributional models of variability. Oceanographers, meteorologists, marine biologists, and other environmental scientists will find this book of great value as a statistical tool for their continuing studies.
* Specifically designed for students of the ocean and atmospheric sciences
* Contains a disk containing files of real ocean and atmospheric data, in universal ASCII format, on which many of the exercises are based
* Provides succinct yet comprehensive coverage
* Designed to teach students statistical methods with the scientific realism of computer analysis and statistical inference