Location: Monash Clayton

Venue: Rainforest walk 9, Boardroom 107

The subject will outline basic statistical methods for analysing climate dynamics, with the aim of understanding the physical mechanisms driving the observed structures . The subject will start with the principles of decision making in statistical anlaysis (significance tests), will then dicsuss the basics of probability theory, time series, stochastic models and multi-variate data (pattern) analysis. The focus here will not be on deriving statistical parameters, but will rather be on discussing how these methods could be applied and what the potential pitfalls in interpreting the statistical results could be.

Timetable:

Mondays, 10am-12 noon (lecture), 1pm-3pm (lecture), and Wednesdays 10am-12pm (lab class)

DATES:

6 weeks starting 27 February

Mondays 10 am – 12 noon (lectures), Room 107

Mondays 1 – 3 pm (lectures), Room 107

Wednesdays 10 – 12 pm (lab class), Room 115



Coordinator:

Dietmar Dommenget
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University, VIC 3800
Australia

phone: +61-3-990-54495
room:  212
email: dietmar.dommenget@monash.edu
www: users.monash.edu.au/~dietmard/index.html

Further course and assessment information can be found at: https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2017/ATOC90010