On the average value of correlated time series, with applications in dendroclimatology and hydrometeorology

TML Wigley, KR Briffa, PD Jones

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Abstract

The method presented can be used to define the useful length of tree-ring chronologies for climate reconstruction work. A second application considers the accuracy of area-average precipitation estimates derived from a limited network of raingage sites. The uncertainty is given in absolute terms as the standard error of estimate of the area-average expressed as a function of the number of gage sites and a mean intersite correlation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-213
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Climate and Applied Meteorology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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