The use of t values in climatological composite analyses

Timothy J. Brown, Beth L. Hall

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The use of the simple arithmetic mean in composites has drawbacks. To overcome these shortcomings, a form of scaled mean is proposed for the construction of composites. This form is useful for small samples that are often used for composites. The proposed form is also useful when the data distribution is unknown, or known to be non-Gaussian. Further, it enables easy calculation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2941-2945
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Climate
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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