Description of the course

 The course deals with analysing the statistics of weather and climate by
taking uncertainties and random fluctuations into account and provide
objective assessment of various statistical hypotheses. The course also
deals with analysing weather/climate fields to construct main patterns
or modes of variability that control weather/climate variation. The
course discusses basic concepts of probability and statistics, stationary
time series, statistical significance and hypotheses testing, spectral
analysis, regression analysis, empirical orthogonal functions and their

How is the course organized?

The course consists of lectures. 


Examination is done through a little written project. 

Course Literature

 e.g., Statistical Analysis in Climate Research, von Storch & Zwiers, and other research papers. 

Responsible teacher - contact

Abdel Hannachi